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Mexican Rice Soup

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To toast the rice, put the rice in a preheated pan on medium-high heat. Stir constantly until rice is light to dark brown in color, about 5 minutes.

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Together, We Lost 200 Pounds in 2 Years!

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Ashley570x299 Together, We Lost 200 Pounds in 2 Years!I recently celebrated my two-year anniversary of being 100% plant based. My journey began in March of 2012. I was determined to lose weight and get healthy, so I began researching about nutrition and overall health. I stumbled across information about vegan diets, and how animal protein and dairy really distort the body. After more research and watching a lot of documentaries, including Forks Over Knives, I decided to give plant-based eating a try.

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Southwest Stew

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This chunky, satisfying stew is full of beans, greens, corn, mushrooms, bell pepper, and plenty of herbs and spices to please your taste buds and fill your belly. This recipe makes 12 cups of stew, perfect for leftovers throughout the week!
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Plant-Based Diet Cleared My Husband’s Arteries

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Robin 570x299 Plant Based Diet Cleared My Husband’s ArteriesIn the middle of March 2012, my husband Dale and I watched Forks Over Knives, and halfway through he said to me, “let’s do this!” I was shocked, because he was a true meat eater and always finished what was on my plate. I had always been curious about eating only plants, so I jumped on it and asked if he was serious. He said he’d give it three months, and we could see how we felt and what our bloodwork said.

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TMAO: A Toxic Substance Formed When You Eat Meat Can Make You … Dead Meat

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TMAO A Toxic Substance Formed When You Eat Meat Can Make You … Dead Meat 570x299 TMAO: A Toxic Substance Formed When You Eat Meat Can Make You … Dead MeatWe can add another reason to the list of why we should not eat meat. If the saturated fat and cholesterol in meat were not enough, there is a newly identified toxic kid on the block: trimethylamineoxide (TMAO).1,2

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Fragrant Kidney Bean Lentil Dal

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Lentil Dal 540x299 Fragrant Kidney Bean Lentil DalThis dish is a dal of sorts, and is especially fragrant and flavorful, rich with spices, and yet not spicy in a hot sense. I enjoy how this dish is not hot-spicy, however, you can always add a few splashes of hot sauce if you like.
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My Journey from Doctor to MS Patient … and Back – Thanks to Plant-Based Eating!

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Saray 570x299 My Journey from Doctor to MS Patient … and Back – Thanks to Plant Based Eating!Life can change in a moment. It did for me.

October 11, 1995 started out like any other grueling 24-hour shift at the hospital. I was a young, energetic physician living what I considered to be an extraordinary life. But this night was more exhausting than any I could remember. Deeply fatigued, I finally made it to bed around 3 am. Within the hour, I was awakened by a call from the emergency room. As I leapt out of bed, I experienced something so foreign that it simply took my breath away. Continue reading


Penne with Swiss Chard, Olives, and Currants

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Penne5570 Penne with Swiss Chard, Olives, and Currants

Salty, pungent olives and sweet currants contrast with each other in this dish while mild, earthy chard pulls it all together.
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Split Pea Soup

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Split Pea Soup 570x299 Split Pea SoupThis is my family’s favorite pea soup. My mom has been making this version for over 25 years. This tastes even better the next day and is great over baked potatoes or brown rice.
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Sick and Declining at 23 … Radiant and Soaring at 25!

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Kimberly 570x299 Sick and Declining at 23 … Radiant and Soaring at 25!My name is Kimberly Allison, and I am 25 years old. I was raised on the standard American diet and ate that way my whole life―eggs for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and steak for dinner. Snacks would be chips, cookies, etc. More than two years ago, at 5′5″ tall I weighed 168 lbs. and had borderline high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I caught every single bug and flu that was going around. It seemed like every few months I was sick with one thing or another. I also had horrendous stomach problems. My parents and relatives were sick, and I just assumed such maladies were part of growing older.

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