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The China Study was a big step in helping many people discover the health effects of food and gave a powerful solution, Eat a diet based on whole, plant-based food, and dramatically reduce your risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.

I will be picking two winners this Saturday it is only open to residents or addresses in the United States and Canada. To be entered into win simply comment on this post. If you have nothing to say tell me what makes plant-based eating difficult for you or your family.


Whole picks up where The China Study left off. The China Study revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. Whole answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition? Whole demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten off-track and reveals the elegant wonders of the true holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the operation of the entire organism.

 The China Study Cookbook

T. Colin Campbell’s daughter LeAnne Campbell, PhD, has been preparing meals based on a whole-food, plant-based diet for almost 20 years. She has raised two sons—Steven and Nelson, now 18 and 17—on this diet. As a working
mother, she has found ways to prepare quick and easy meals without using animal products or adding fat.

From her Breakfast Home-Fry Hash and Fabulous Sweet Potato Enchiladas to No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars and Cheese(less) Cake

LeAnne’s recipes follow three important principles:

1. Optimal nutrition is based on eating food rather than nutrient supplements

2. The closer that foods are to their native states—prepared with minimal cooking, salting, and processing—the greater the long-term health benefits of eating them

3. It is best to choose locally and organically grown produce whenever possible

Filled with helpful tips on substitutions, keeping foods nutrient-rich, and transitioning to a plant-based diet, The China Study Cookbook shows how to transform individual health and the health of the entire family.

Follow the China Study Community on social media @tcscommunity

Table Verte NYC

I have now eaten at Table Verte three times and am yet to be disappointed.  The menu changes slightly each week depending on what is bought from the market but I always thought that made dining out more exciting. The food is food, no pseudo meats or tofu, no processed junk, just plants and fruit yet the dishes are complex. The service is great. The Chef, Ken is a charming down to earth guy with a passion for making great cuisine. I met him in the city and we had somehow found out that we were both on a plant-based transition and thought we should collaborate. It has almost been a while since that day but we are working on some great videos and recipes to share. If you are just getting started with a healthier lifestyle it helps to go out and try some fancy plant-based entrees. Table Verte has options for vegans, vegetarians, gluten free and omnivores meaning plants to round out their meat and dairy diet.

Table Verte is located at 127 East 7th street, New York, NY 10009


I got the Seasonal Special

Roast Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic roasted
strawberries  (V,GF


Choux Fleur Roti
(V, GF)
Roasted cauliflower with rosemary scented quinoa, roasted
yam, sautéed greens with a fig and caper sauce


Stuffed Roasted Bell pepper
Squash stuffed with beans, corn, American wild rice and
spices.  Served with salad


Roasted Spiced Smoked Chipotle Pineapple

with a touch of Sea Salt, Coconut Sorbet and Blackberry Sauce

My beef with Meat author Rip Essylstyn

Food Revolution April May 2nd 2013 highlights

The recordings are free to listen to here for 24 hrs after the live broadcast. There is a full week of guest speakers. Today’s speakers will not be available after 9am PDT USA. Before I continue I would like to make it clear that this is a summary of what the speakers have said and the points I felt were relevant and most interesting.

rip_esslstyn-5[1]Rip Esslstyn author of My beef with Meat

– People with desk jobs and bad sleep can gain 5-10 lbs a year.

– We need to reclaim our lives by gaining control of our health.

– There is nothing radical or extreme about eating plant-based. We can talk endlessly about why the standard american diet is extreme. The peer-reviewed studies are crystal clear that the health issues Americans are dealing with can be reversed with lifestyle.

– Oil is the new snake oil Erectile Dysfunction is a clear sign of heart disease and can easily be reversed with a plant-based diet.

-Carbs aren’t bad. Processed carbs make us fat and are bad.

– Whole grains, unprocessed intact oats, rice, grain, legumes are all very healthy types of carbs.

– Plant-based lifestyles go against the grain of what is currently popular but this will change with education. Once people understand what certain foods do to the body and how to replace those foods they will change.

Mike Adams founder of

– Lead poisoning is possibly one of the reasons Rome fell and nutrition can be many reasons why communities and countries fall apart.

-Quit experimenting on us! Metals, GMO seeds, and chemicals should be tested in bio hazard facilities, not on us.

– Chronic disease can be cured by getting people to focus on eating food with minerals and nutrients.

– Factory farms feed their animals GMOs and when we eat those animals we are a part of the chain that destroys and rapes the earth of its good resources.

– Organic food is real food. There should be campaigns labeling conventional food with all of the poisons/ pesticides and health warnings.

– The word natural is very misleading and needs to be regulated.

– Grow as much as you can with heirloom seeds and feed trace minerals to your own soil to get strong nutrient rich vegetables.

Food Revolution April 30th- May 1st 2013 highlights

The recordings are free to listen to here for 24 hrs after the live broadcast. There is a full week of guest speakers. Today’s speakers will not be available after 9am PDT USA. Before I continue I would like to make it clear that this is a summary of what the speakers have said and the points I felt were relevant and most interesting.

April 30th- May 2nd speakers highlights

Will Potter Journalist and author of Green is the new Red

-Violence/abuse on animals before slaughter and throughout their lives is real and continues.

– All social movements have some people who will take extreme actions. Despite that reality the animal rights movement has never injured humans as has been done in all other social movements of the past. The FBI should not be wasting tax dollars and anti terrorist efforts on this social movement that is only focused on corporate responsibility.

Joel Furhman board certified family physician and author of Eat to Live

– Nutrition is always optimal compared with treating patients with medication.

– The problems we face must be treated by focusing on reversing the issues by diet and exercise. Medication must be last resort instead of first action prescribed.

– Diet needs still vary from person to person but plant-based works best but still should be tweaked for each individual.

– Paleo diet is similar to Atkins diet and with all the damage correlated to cardiac disease. Animal products are the driving force of cancer, inflammation and weight gain. Look anywhere in the world, when meat consumption increased in any country so does breast cancer. There is zero value to paleo and all data according to science has proved against Paleo diets as a healthy lifestyle.

-Wheat is not bad for the majority of the population. However it should not be the cornerstone or foundation of the food consumed by any individual. Food diversity is very important for overall health.

– Addiction/ food cravings dissipate when there is food diversity. Healthy food does not cure us instantly it takes time. Anything that can affect you quickly is pharmacological and not nutrient. When you change to a better diet there is an approximately 3 day detox that you may experience fatigue, sore throat or headache but it will go away.

Dr Neal Barnard MD author of 21 day weight loss Kickstart and Power foods for the Brain 

– Baby boomers are 3x more likely to get dementia and alzeimers as meat eaters than vegetarians.

– Kids that are getting lots of saturated fat tend to get more of it from dairy products than meat.

– The red wine benefits to health are less than once thought. It is not so much the wine but the grapes, raisins and berries without the negatives of alcohol.

– Dairy inhibits iron absorption and meat consumption causes overdose of iron. Green leafy vegetables and beans are a great source of iron.

– Avoid vitamins that have copper and iron

– People with ill-health can reverse it even in old age but why ever go down that road. We should start in the beginning with our children.

– What you think is great and taste awesome will change. I loved smoking and animal products and when I first quit I would consider going back but after time my taste changed and I no longer desired animal products and smokes.

Michael Klaper MD

– I got patients off medications by putting them  through cooking classes and eating plant-based diets.

– If you put heavy oil in a gas tank of a car it will clog up and not be able to run until that oil is cleaned out. The same scenario can be applied to humans and putting the wrong fuel in the body.

– Fast foods are not cheaper the majority of the world eats plant-based and that includes the poorest people. The staples of plant based food are much cheaper than any fast food dollar for dollar.

-The true cost of a piece of flesh on a plate is animal suffering as well as our health.

Plant Based Picnic on the Hudson

IMG_2101When I first thought of going on picnics as a veg head it seemed like it was going to suck. The reality of plant based eating is that their is so much to eat and sometimes the focus on fruits and vegetables forces creativity. Coconut fried tofu with sushi quinoa/brown rice, seaweed salad, corn salad, and a pint of strawberries. We ate our picnic on the Hudson while the sun set and it was nice until it instantly got freezing.

sushi quinoa/brown rice

cook brown rice and quinoa together in a pot and let cool

add rice vinegar, sugar or stevia to taste and a few drops of soy sauce.


Engine 2 My beef with meat Potluck #mybeefwithmeat #plantstrongpotluck

click here to RSVP Currently the proposed time is Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:00 PM and the proposed place is 1815 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10034 but this may change if the group fluctuates. If you want to meet people in NYC that are plant strong and eat their awesome plant based dishes get on the list. We are getting together in anticipation of the new book release of My beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn, what follows below is the official invite

Host a “My Beef With Meat” launch party! The new book comes out on May 14th! We want you to help us start a plant-strong movement! Start your own Plant-Strong Potluck in your community and change the way your community eats! Plant-Strong Potluck Guidelines: Plant-Based! No oil Low in sugar and salt No processed junk food. Everyone should bring a dish that serves 8 We encourage people to bring their own plates/cups/utensils to cut down on waste