Blog2019-11-19T11:20:38-06:00

Welcome to our PBNM Blog

Plant-based Substitutions That Keep Your Holidays Sweet

Plant-based Substitutions That Keep Your Holidays Sweet

My childhood holidays are filled of sweet memories. My mother, Bunny, made sure we were indulged in every way.

Bunny was an only child of Irish descent who grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Born to parents of the Greatest Generation who never forgot the lessons of the Great Wall Street Crash. My mother’s father, who we called […]

Keeping Gratitude in Your Back Pocket

Food for Thought

Motorcycles, like the one in the foreground, are purchased by locals and used as “taxis” for them to be able to earn some extra income.

Keeping Gratitude in Your Back Pocket

It is holiday season in America. For the majority of Americans, a different kind of joy, excitement, stress, and challenge will fill the coming weeks. I am going to guess that when […]

Why You Want to Trim the Fat This Holiday Season

A Time for Thanksgiving

Why You Want to Trim the Fat This Holiday Season

Giving thanks in November is an American tradition that dates back to 1621 when, as the story goes, a harvest feast was shared between the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people, the native people of North America, who were here in America long before any Europeans arrived.

Over the […]

Emphasis on Lighthearted

Food for Thought

Emphasis on Lighthearted

If you have been out and about in the last couple of weeks, you probably noticed that the big shopping hubs are already playing Christmas music. By the first week of November, everybody knows that, along with some turkey and some mistletoe, Christmas carols are the alarm clock, waking us up to the social demands, hopes, and expectations of […]

Orange is the New Pink – Link to Cancer Prevention

Orange is the New Pink!

A Link to Cancer Prevention!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly 1 in 8 women in the U.S. (roughly 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Approximately 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S in 2019, along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive […]

October – It’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month, and Pizza Month!

Food for Thought

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month is Pizza Month!

I find the US calendar our National Days of Recognition to be so curious. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month, and Pizza Month. Remarkable. It makes for such an odd visual. Imagine two people in hospital ID bracelets and gowns, just out of surgery, maybe with IVs connected, sitting in your […]

Food for Thought – Happy Harvesting Season to All!

Food for Thought

Happy Harvesting Season to All!

It is the time of year when we see some of the best produce at the farmers markets. In September, pumpkins are ripening in the fields. This season’s crops of apples and pears arrive in the produce departments at the local grocery stores. The colors and smells of sun-ripened fruits and vegetables are so vibrant they can […]

Letter from Our CEO-PBNM is One Year Old!

Letter from Our CEO

PBNM is one year old!

We are proud to celebrate one year of whole food plant-based (WFPB) service to the community. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I want to thank everyone that has supported PBNM in its infancy.

Here is what we have been up to this past year:

We held our very first event in August 2018, a potluck picnic at Busse Woods, Elk Grove […]

The Lost Art of Cooking

The Lost Art of Cooking

How many times have you heard people say, “I hate to cook,” or “I don’t have time to cook,” leading to dependence on fast food or unhealthy food choices.  I’m here to tell you that cooking plant-based oil free meals can be soothing and relaxing and will contribute to your overall good health and well-being.   All it takes is a […]

You Have the Power

You Have the Power!

A young Cardiologist in Florida, Koushik Reddy MD, tweets “Paradigm Shift: During rounds today, I saw a man with congestive heart failure, on IV diuretics. His lunch plate had beef, mashed potato with […]

Our First Plant Based Potluck!

Our First Plant Based Potluck!

What a day! It was in the planning for weeks, securing the site (which turned out to be awesome, by the way, located in the South Branch of […]