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Getting Healthy with PFMT

Getting Healthy with PFMT

From late November through January holidays abound. That means the opportunity for lots of rich food, drink, parties – and less time than ever to exercise.  Overindulging in foods that are high in fat, sodium or sugar and drinking too much are paths to becoming overweight, out of shape and feeling badly about ourselves. We […]

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  December 27, 2016   No comments
Food, Elections and Fear

Food, Elections and Fear

Last night I went to an election party. (Ah, the election. …more on that later.) The hosts were meat-eaters, so that of course meant that I had to spend my afternoon making food that I could eat at the party. “How many times have I had to do this?” I asked myself as I packed […]

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  November 9, 2016   No comments
What Do Vegans Eat on Game Day?

What Do Vegans Eat on Game Day?

Game day delights need to score with everyone, no matter which team they support. These winning recipes will please vegans and non-vegans alike!   Cheesy Vegan Nachos If nachos are your ticket, make them with Cashew Cheddar Cheese Sauce or Nutvetta.  If  you prefer almonds to cashews, make your nachos using Not-So Cheese Sauce. For […]

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  October 24, 2016   No comments
Confessions of a Vegan Nutrition Student

Confessions of a Vegan Nutrition Student

The Summer prior to my senior year as a nutrition major, I found veganism.  I finally was living consistent with my beliefs about animals and I also felt better physically.  My digestion improved, my energy levels soared and the few extra pounds I was carrying fell off.  But when school resumed in the Fall, I […]

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  June 4, 2016   No comments
Six Ways to Go Invisibly Vegan in 2016

Six Ways to Go Invisibly Vegan in 2016

Here’s to a healthier, kinder, and more environmentally sustainable 2016! Okay, let’s not talk about bacon or cheese. Let’s talk about cupcakes, chili, and stir fry. Below are six ridiculously easy things you can do to invisibly veganize your cuisine. By invisible I mean that, in a blind taste test, you wouldn’t know the dish […]

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  January 3, 2016   No comments
Vegan Cheese

Vegan Cheese

For many people the hardest perceived part of eating a plant-based/vegan diet is eliminating dairy cheese.  Fortunately, the plant-based cheeses of today allow you to eat vegan and have your cheese too! Vegan cheeses are made entirely with plant-based ingredients.  While cashews are frequently used to create plant-based cheeses, vegan cheese can be made from […]

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  August 4, 2015   No comments
Are Environmentalists Out To Lunch?

Are Environmentalists Out To Lunch?

My friend Susanna is an environmentalist. You know the type. She lives in San Francisco and drives a Prius. More than one time I’ve been out to a restaurant with her and watched as she grilled the waiter mercilessly about what kind of box the restaurant would use if she decided to take the uneaten […]

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  June 1, 2015   No comments
Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

I recently learned about a woman who was just told – by a health care professional – that she has a “sensitivity” to dairy. “Millie” is about forty and has consumed dairy products her entire life. My reaction? A huge smile engulfed my face and I thought “lucky Millie.” I don’t know Millie, but I […]

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  April 25, 2015   No comments