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Celebrate with Oatmeal

By |2021-11-23T15:30:14-06:00November 23rd, 2021|blog, Cooking, Lifestyle|

January is National Oatmeal Month. But wait, you say - it’s December. Yes, but this notice will give you plenty of time to stock your pantry for your upcoming January oatmeal adventure.  Nothing is more satisfying than to cozy up to a warm bowl of oatmeal. Oatmeal is a comfort food (yeah, a healthy comfort food!) that is nourishing and delicious. This heart-healthy breakfast food is a good source of fiber, molybdenum, and manganese, which both offer antioxidant protection, stabilize blood sugar, and more.  It is a great way to brighten up the start of the day during the cold, dreary weather. 

Dodging the Dangers of Emulsifiers

By |2021-11-18T10:38:37-06:00November 17th, 2021|blog, Cooking, Healing|

I started my whole food plant-based journey about two years ago, after a stretch of paleo style eating that included eggs and very few other animal products.  What turned the tide for me? I had a major health scare that included brain surgery and clear messaging from my neurosurgeon that I needed to eliminate animal products, oils, and chemicals from my diet if I wanted a chance at healing my brain.

Now Is The Time for Direct Action

By |2021-11-15T11:19:15-06:00November 15th, 2021|blog, Environment, Lifestyle|

The document was commissioned by the Department for Businesses, Energy, and Industrial Strategy and written by the Behavioral Insights Team. Unfortunately, it was only up for a few short hours before it was taken down and downplayed. The reasons provided for the retraction were 1) that it is a research paper, not government policy and 2) they didn't want to tell people what to do.

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

By |2021-11-15T11:05:22-06:00November 15th, 2021|blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Day by day, we're surrounded by conveniences and temptations that may direct us away from our health goals. For example, when rushing out the door in the morning, it may seem easier in the moment to grab a fast-food drive-through breakfast than to prepare and enjoy a healthful and nourishing whole food plant-based meal.

Giving Tuesday – Help Us Make a Difference

By |2021-11-07T09:18:55-06:00November 6th, 2021|blog, Lifestyle|

As one of PBNM’s loyal supporters, you have received our newsletters and attended our community events. Because of your involvement with PBNM, I’m personally reaching out to you and a few others today—before Giving Tuesday. Because you care so deeply about the benefits of Whole Food Plant-Based living, I want you to be a part of our Giving Tuesday Campaign to ensure that our most vulnerable populations continue to hear the message. 

Where Do You Get Your Protein?

By |2021-11-06T09:18:28-05:00November 4th, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

...at no time in my life have I received more questions, concerns, anger, confusion, and frustration from other people about what I eat than after declaring myself a vegan. Students frequently share with me how others chastise, debate, or downright become hostile as they share their new lifestyle with friends and loved ones.

Winter Squashes – Versatile and Delicious

By |2021-11-02T18:22:53-05:00November 2nd, 2021|blog, Cooking|

Fall and winter tend to gravitate to more hearty foods, including soups, stews, casseroles, and pastas.  Winter squashes are also a favorite this time of year.  Some varieties like acorn, spaghetti, and butternut are available year-round. Other types are available from late summer to mid-winter. Winter squashes are a part of many cuisines from all over the world. Think of Italian risottos and Indian curry dishes. In Japanese cooking, kabocha squash is simmered in ginger and soy sauce.  Native American dishes can include a combination of squash, beans, and corn.

And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

By |2021-10-18T07:39:56-05:00October 18th, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

In last month's Food For Thought, we touched on the subject of how Big Food grooms us for consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD).   We know that SAD marketing is deep, wide, and robust. Training to want food-like substances starts very young. Big Food designs food-like products to be craveable, with the goal being skyrocketing sales and massive returns on investment.

Stovetop Cookware – How They Stack Up

By |2021-10-04T13:13:46-05:00October 4th, 2021|blog, Cooking|

How many pots and pans do you use in a day?  One? Three? More?  Pots and pans often don’t get much thought, but they are the cornerstone of our kitchens. The success of the finished product we cook can often be dependent on the pan it was cooked in. Thin pans that don’t distribute heat evenly can cause food to cook unevenly and burn.

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