Monday, January 31, 2011
Warning: Content may not be suitable for meat-eaters of all ages.
PeTA's New Superbowl Ad. I love it, I think it could be shortened a lot for the Superbowl, but if Carl's Jr can show sexy women dripping juicy hamburgers all over themselves, and Go Daddy can show sexy girls fighting, then PeTA should be able to air this commercial! Go behind the scenes here. Go Veg!
As long as people will be eating and drinking animal products, I hope to see more farmers treating their animals humanely and using innovative technologies to be more efficient and help the environment.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
That's right, on February 1, 2011, tune into Oprah for an excellent episode highlighting the BENEFITS of Going Vegan. She's not only going Vegetarian, she and 378 of her staff members are making a full Vegan lifestyle shift...for 7 days!!
Oprah will feature Lisa Ling going into a Meat Packing facility, Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and narrator of the documentary Food Inc, Kathy Freston author of Quantum Wellness, and much more!
I have personally been vegan for 4 years, and the Vegan frenzy is beginning to stir more and more individuals to adopt this kind, compassionate, healthy, green lifestyle.
Thank you Oprah, for focusing on such an important topic which promotes a healthful and peaceful way of life!
Monday, January 17, 2011
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Michael Mina San Francisco with a few clients in town for the Winter Fancy Food Show. It was absolutely amazing! Visit my Facebook fan page for pictures from our evening.
Look for my Yelp and Citysearch reviews soon!
Please take a few minutes out of your day, TODAY, to really listen to Dr. King's speech. In 2011, we have a new environment of racial injustice toward hispanic immigrants that MUST be addressed. I dream of a future filled with peace, compassion, and kindness toward all races.
This is the Mission of Grow to Learn NYC, an initiative established by the Mayor's Fund and Grow NYC. The program helps establish and promote sustainable gardens in each and every public school in New York City.
While planting seeds in the soil, the children will be planting seeds for a healthier future! Children are much more likely to eat healthy fruits and vegetables if they were involved in the growing process.
I hope this program inspires more cities and communities to implement school garden programs!
Monday, January 3, 2011
One of my recommendations for living healthier in 2011, is to implement Meatless Mondays. This is a simple and realistic plan which can make a difference not only in your health and lifestyle, but also makes a positive impact on the environment and peace-promoting efforts.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is an organization founded in 1985 dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, and encouraging higher standards in ethical practices in research. Dr. Neal Barnard, President of PCRM is an advocate of health and provides a 21-day Vegan Kickstart program through the PCRM Website with informative links, articles and medical resources.
Eliminating meat and animal products from your diet can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. If you can't commit to going vegetarian or vegan, start out with Meatless Mondays. A plant-based diet provides all the nutrients you need to live a long, strong, healthy life. Vegan Diets are the healthiest of all, and furthermore, a Vegan diet helps eliminate a wide range of diseases and conditions that affect many people later in life.
Here are just a few examples of what you can eat on Meatless Mondays:
- Oatmeal with ground flax, cinammon, agave nectar and soy, rice, or almond milk
- Fresh fruit juices
- Whole wheat vegan pancakes
- Berry Smoothies
- Cereals with soy, rice, or almond milk
- Breakfast Burritos with veggies and fresh salsa
- Tofu Scramble
- Veggie wraps made with Vegenaise spread and Tofurky deli 'meats'
- Tempeh 'tuna-style' salad
- Portabello Mushroom or Boca Veggie Burgers with spinach, spring mix, tomatoes and avocado slices
- Pasta with veggie-packed Marinara
- Gardein chik'n fajitas, spanish rice, black beans, salsa y guacamole
- Quinoa stir fry with bok choy, bean sprouts, and Teriyaki Tofu
- Vegetable Sushi Handrolls made with brown rice
- Potato and chicken style seitan enchiladas
Live Smart, Live Healthy!
May you meet all your goals in the New Year!