Have you been diagnosed with heart disease? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Heart Association, 116.4 million, or 46% of adults, are estimated to have hypertension and someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 38 seconds. February is American Heart Month, and each year we are reminded to focus on […]
Hey, Chicagoland! We invite you to join our Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/Chicagoland-Plant-Based-Nutrition-Movement/ and feel free to join in on any events that are of interest to you! The events on our Meetup Calendar are very assorted and include such things as:
- Educational/support type groups (most are “voluntary potlucks” where participants are encouraged […]
Your Super-Power is Your “Why?”
It’s February, and just about the time of year when all those new year’s resolutions you were so convinced you could make a solid commitment to in December and the first couple weeks of January are being to fade… your tenacity to falter…
I will eat better, or less, or stop […]
Food for Thought
At The Heart of The Matter
February 14th, Valentine’s Day ensures that our hearts are on our minds that day and throughout that month. And why not? After all, where would we be if we were heartless? Woe to the person who doesn’t follow their heart, or who is hard-hearted, or who […]
Creamy Mushroom Bisque
From Dr Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes.
A food processor turns this soup into a rich, creamy treat with a delightful mushroom flavor
- 1 ea onion, small (finely chopped)
- 12 oz mushrooms (sliced)
- 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp thyme, dried
- 1 ea bay leaf
- 5 cups mushroom broth, low sodium
- 2 tbsp dry sherry
- 2 tsp soy sauce, reduced […]
I stopped making new year’s resolutions a while ago. Like weight loss diets, which have a start date, an end date, and an energy of holding your breath until the torture is over, new years’ resolutions are rarely successful. Neither are most “diets”.
According to some estimates, diets fail 95% of […]
Family Cooking Class Debuts
PBNM Cooking Coach Maureen Hartwig is a shining example of how to raise children on a plant-based diet. Realizing that childhood obesity and diabetes are affecting kids at alarming rates and at ever younger ages, resulting in life-long health issues, Maureen has embarked on a mission to educate families about […]
Food for Thought
Here’s to you! May you enjoy a happy and healthy new year, now and always.
I would like to dedicate the January article to my niece, Sylvia, who at 50 years old decided to do a lifestyle make over. She is pushing back against a lifetime and a family heritage […]
When It’s Your Life – Choices Matter
Danny and his wife Debbie are good friends of mine. When I got the news that he had suffered a serious heart attack earlier this year, my heart broke for him. Danny is a great guy and an even better friend. He loves to golf, works hard at his […]
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 […]