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Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

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I created this recipe from basic ingredients (cabbage, potatoes, carrots) and seasonings (parsley, thyme, rosemary) that can be found in the simple, hearty dishes of Irish home cooking. With barley and white beans, too, it’s a healthy, filling meal all on its own.
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Inspired by Forks Over Knives, Dublin, Ohio Employees Adopt Plant-Based Diet with Success

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The City of Dublin, Ohio is serious about health. City leaders have implemented programs to educate both its 40,000 residents and 370 employees on the benefits of plant-based eating. The community-based program, Healthy Dublin, has featured speakers, including Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Julieanna Hever, R.D., and Chef AJ to educate citizens about a whole-food, plant-based diet. But it was a screening of Forks Over Knives that was instrumental in taking the wellness program for city employees to an advanced level.

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I Stumbled Across Forks Over Knives and It Changed My Life

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I was flipping through Netflix one night and came across an interesting movie titled Forks Over Knives. At this point in my life, I was overweight and out of shape, going like a yo-yo from one “diet” to another. At my heaviest point, I tipped the scales at nearly 360 pounds. Even at 6’2″ tall, that weight was way too much for my body to handle. I’m a former college football player who was done playing, but still eating like a defensive lineman. My weight and unhealthy living was affecting every aspect of my life. After watching the film, I decided that “diets” weren’t going to cut it. What I needed was an overhaul, a complete change. So I adopted the plant-based lifestyle. I gave up alcohol, quit smoking and got my rear end off the couch to exercise.

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Just Bananas Muffins

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No sugar, no flour, no oil, no salt. No problem!

Make these in a silicone muffin pan so you never have to buy paper liners again.
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Forks Over Knives and Plant-Based Lifestyle Has Me Lighter, More Energetic and Healthier

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In March of 2012, I returned home from a Caribbean cruise to find myself at the heaviest weight I have been in my life. I was dismayed. I have been active most of my life and exercised regularly. Despite the effort, I still struggled with not only with my weight, but with high cholesterol and blood pressure. So, when I peaked out at just less than 300 pounds, I knew I could not continue on my current path and became determined to do something different. I was going to revamp my exercise regimen and eat healthier.

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Fettuccine with Grilled Asparagus, Peas, and Lemon

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Asparagus and peas, with the lightness of lemons and parsley, create a beautiful dish, perfect for lunch and dinner.
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Diet and Lifestyle Helped Me Become a Champion Again

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Pam Blur 570x299 Diet and Lifestyle Helped Me Become a Champion AgainI had been at the top of women’s canoe. I was undefeated in the U.S. since 2000 and ranked with the world’s best. However, in 2004, I was 36 and burned out. I was suffering from debilitating health issues and dealing with several life stresses, all of which left me with little desire to ever race again.

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We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

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As a medical doctor, once only interested in my patient’s welfare, I was slow to see the bigger picture. I now understand that we must also consider our impact on the animals and the environment. Fortunately, these are not mutually exclusive goals.

~John McDougall, M.D.

Many people embark on the journey of following a whole-food, plant-based diet with the sole intention of improving their heath and enhancing their quality of life. And while improved physical wellbeing is a worthy goal in-and-of itself and its benefits are indisputable, it is by no means the only benefit of eating “plant-strong.” We cannot reduce eating to nothing more than what we put in our bodies any more than we can reduce foods to nothing more than their chemical properties (a whole apple, for instance, is not simply an aggregate of fiber, calories, and vitamins). Whether intentional or not, following a whole-food, plant-based diet is about much more than simply what we do – or do not – eat, and it therefore impacts much more than simply our physical health.

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Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew

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An easy, warm stew full of flavor is just what I crave when I get home from work on a cold, snowy night. This recipe keeps well, so it’s great to pack for healthy lunches or to enjoy as left-overs on those nights when you just don’t have time to cook dinner. Serve it over brown rice and it will seem like a new dish entirely!
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Aloo Mattar

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FINALFINALUpdatedAlooMattarOriginal570x299 Aloo MattarAloo Mattar is a very common dish in India. Many households have their own original recipe. This is my mother’s recipe, which is my favorite! Enjoy!
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