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The new year has just begun and we asked Dr. Joel Fuhrman, our favorite nutritarian, to help us get started with healthy plant-based eating habits to set the tone for the new year. Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine. Learn more by visiting [...]
By Aurelia d’Andrea If you’ve pledged to make 2013 your healthiest year yet, you’re in luck. The key to shedding those extra pounds and boosting energy levels can be found at one easily-accessible place: Your plate! “For excellent health, your diet must be rich in micronutrients–vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals,” says Dr. Joel Fuhrman, [...]
Specialty organic raw juices and smoothies made just for you. Choose from a variety of organic options to receive the best nutrients and taste to satisfy your body and taste buds. (Editor’s note: Pittsburghers can find organic juice here now – vegan food will be coming in a few months. Call to double check if you’re planning to eat some yummy plant-based food to go along with your juice).
Thanks to Emily C. for sharing this vegan-friendly restaurant with the Yummy Plants community! Emily says, “Fantastic local & vegan options! The atmosphere is very rustic: drinks served in ball jars, mix-matched metal and wooden chairs, wooden tabletops, and glass bottle light fixtures. The drink selection is fantastic, serving an extensive list of teas, unique coffee concoctions, smoothies, and local beers, wine, and mead! And the best part of the drink menu is that any item with dairy milk in the ingredients can be substituted for rice, soy, or almond milk at NO EXTRA CHARGE! Score! The food is fantastic! Lots of vegan and gluten free daily soup options, special salads, and extra yummy baked goods…”
What a read! Healthy Eating, Healthy World by J. Morris Hicks makes the case for a startling revelation: by sustaining ourselves on a plant-based diet we are also sustaining the Earth. “To feed a person the typical Western diet (heavy with animal products) for a year requires 3.25 acres of arable land. To feed one vegan requires about one-sixth of an acre. Thus, with a vegan diet, you can feed about twenty people with the same amount of land that is required to feed one person with the typical Western diet.”
New Taste of the Upper West Side in New York City presents Vegetables at Dovetail. And this new taste isn’t just vegetarian, there’s a vegan option as well! This new and elegant addition to the 5th annual festival is an inspired five-course veggie tasting dinner prepared by an all-star group of chefs. Note: You’ll need to specify the vegan vs. vegetarian option at registration.