SparkPeople Vegan Fitness and Nutrition Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=486 A team for vegans, aspiring vegans, and the vegan curious to find and share inspiration, ideas, nutrition & fitness tips, recipes, comraderie, and fun. Welcome! SparkPeople Vegan Fitness and Nutrition Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=486 dogs & the homeless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x66819666 I am deeply moved by these Glen Greenwald articles and two short (15 min) films: <BR> <BR> How Dogs Forge a Bond with Rio’s Homeless That Is Life-Saving for Both: <link>theintercept.com/2015/10/13/dogs-for<BR>ge-a-bond-with-rios-homeless-that-is-l<BR>ife-saving/ </link> (Contains the film, "Birdie") <BR> <BR> “Karollyne”: The Dog-Rescuing Homeless Encampment in Rio de Janeiro’s Forest: <link>theintercept.com/2015/10/20/karollyn<BR>e-the-dog-rescuing-homeless-encampment<BR>-in-rio-de-j... Tue, 16 May 2017 13:03:46 EST new book: Even Vegans Die http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x66735607 Have you heard of this book? I was just released, I'm going to suggest it to my book club. Sounds like great food for thought! <BR> <BR> Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion <BR> by Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, Virginia Messina (Goodreads Author), Michael Greger <BR> <BR> <link>https://tinyurl.com/lclhku6 </link> Tue, 2 May 2017 10:33:02 EST Hi! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x66724069 Hi everyone. My name is Renee. I have a weight loss goal of 50 pounds. I'm a mom. I'm a new vegan. I'm an atheist. I'm a Berniecrat. :) <BR> <BR> That's me in a nutshell. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:53:37 EST Views from my walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x66382783 Did you see anything interesting when you were out walking? Or running, biking, skipping...? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3b6594f-5e14-4208-9c21-db76c48ea717.jpg"> Tue, 7 Mar 2017 18:36:18 EST March Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x66382769 How's everyone doing? <BR> <BR> This month so far I've done: <BR> <BR> 6k walk <BR> 30 min weights <BR> 40 mins treadmill Tue, 7 Mar 2017 18:31:08 EST 2017 Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x66376129 I've never really been much for exercise, but I've found that if I do something I love it doesn't feel like exercise. <BR> <BR> My goals for 2017 including running a 5 K, doing some cross fit, doing some yoga, and do some lake swimming this summer. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 20:10:52 EST Esther http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x66361532 <link>www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/201<BR>7/feb/10/experience-i-accidentally-bou<BR>ght-a-giant-pig </link> Sat, 4 Mar 2017 18:50:09 EST Frank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x66185535 "Two weeks into the Trump Administration, thousands of documents detailing animal welfare violations nationwide have been removed from the website of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which has been posting them publicly for decades. These are the inspection records and annual reports for every commercial animal facility in the U.S.—including zoos, breeders, factory farms, and laboratories." <BR> <link>news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/<BR>wildlife-watch-usda-animal-wel... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:03:13 EST February Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x66139806 Good morning, folks! <BR> <BR> I'm planning on going to the gym during lunch to do weights (back) and core exercises. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> Make it a great day! <BR> Ali Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:03:56 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x66006899 Good food for thought: <BR> <link>tinyurl.com/hfywv83 </link> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:55:14 EST Post Here: Tips to Get Through a Cold Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65966491 Something I learned as a child... wrap a hot potato, sweet potato, or such in a napkin and put it in your pocket(s) to warm your hands when you're outside. Then you can eat it for a snack later on. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 05:05:20 EST Dr. Greger's How Not To Die From Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65942161 How Not To Die From Cancer from Nutritionfacts.org <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-<BR>die-from-cancer/?mc_cid=dac4b76634&amp<BR>;mc_eid=[UNIQID] </link> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:29:05 EST Is it Worth Switching from White to Brown Rice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65942083 Is it Worth Switching from White Rice to Brown? <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/worth-switc<BR>hing-white-rice-brown/?mc_cid=dac4b766<BR>34&amp;mc_eid=[UNIQID] </link> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:13:08 EST Almonds for Osteoporosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65941961 Almonds for Osteoporosis! Now that's not hard to take. <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/almonds-for<BR>-osteoporosis/?mc_cid=dac4b76634&amp;m<BR>c_eid=[UNIQID] </link> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:54:05 EST Paleopoo: Learning from Fossilized Feces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65941870 This is such a great video: What we can learn from fossilized feces <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/paleopoo-wh<BR>at-we-can-learn-from-fossilized-feces/<BR>?mc_cid=dac4b76634&amp;mc_eid=[UNIQID] </link> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:40:55 EST January Food and Nutrition Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65910590 What are your food goals for the month? <BR> <BR> I'm pretty good at getting good food in my belly, but unfortunately I still put bad food in too! This month, keep up with the smoothies and salads but cut down on the candy and other treats. Christmas socializing stirred up some bad habits! Sun, 1 Jan 2017 22:37:23 EST January Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x65908545 Hi! I slept a bit late because I went out for New Years, and I had to work at 12:30. I went for a 20 min walk on my lunch break. I plan to walk at least partway home when I get off at 9. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 17:31:08 EST January Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x65908533 What are your goals for the month? <BR> <BR> I slacked off when December got busy....so now I plan to get back to the gym regularly. At least one yoga, one weight training and one cardio. I'm going to try running again on a gentle plan from my physiotherapist and see whether my plantar fasciitis comes back. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 17:29:53 EST Veganuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65897934 Are you doing the Veganuary challenge? Do you know someone who is? <BR> <link>https://veganuary.com/ </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:01:16 EST Vegan meal plans with Recipes from Veganuary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65889328 Check it out...a motherload of vegan meal plans with recipes. All this from the British site, Veganuary. Eight different meal plan styles, including Family Friendly, Quick and Convenient, Nut Free, Gluten Free... with Seven days of meals with recipes for each plan. <BR> <BR> <link>us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9d7818<BR>7d1d9a2b0120b9bb363&amp;id=afae8469e4&<BR>amp;e=57cd68cce9 </link> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:59:41 EST Vegan Label Reading Guide by Veganuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65877033 Reading food labels can be tricky -- am pretty sure manufacturers want it that way to frustrate and discourage people from doing it. Veganuary came out with a Label Reading Guide, and there's lots of other great things to discover at their site, too. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>veganuary.com/starter-kit/vegan-labe<BR>l-reading-guide/ </link> <BR> <BR> I actually expected this to be health related too, but this is basically vegan vs. non-vegan. Still helpful, though. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:42:04 EST The Repository of Depravity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65875803 As if 2016 couldn't get any worse: <link>www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38876<BR>-the-repository-of-depravity-dismember<BR>ed-animals-line-the-shelves-of-a-feder<BR>al-warehouse </link> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:55:59 EST What Advice Would You Give To Your Younger Self? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65865030 What Advice Would You Give To Your Younger Self? <BR> <BR> I would tell my younger self to laugh more. Laugh when you're happy, but especially smile and laugh when people tease you (that will change everything!) <BR> <BR> Pretend not to be shy until you learn not to be. You (my younger self) will have a lot more fun, make more friends, and find out you have a lot to share and give. You'll find out what a cool person you really are. <BR> <BR> Appreciate your quirks, your dorkiness, your... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 21:38:19 EST Are you having trouble getting Spark emails? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65864938 I know I've had trouble in the past, and one of our members just told me they haven't been getting their Spark emails. I found this article which might help. <BR> <BR> It was under "Help" at the top right of your page, then "frequently asked questions", then "SparkPeople Technical Help/FAQs", then "Most Common SparkPeople Technical Questions", then "show all frequently asked questions." Haha, no wonder it takes forever to find! <BR> <BR> Good Luck -- hope this helps! <BR> <BR> <link>w... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 21:12:25 EST Top 10 Christmas Recipes by Anja Cass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65839007 These are great looking recipes no matter what you celebrate or don't celebrate. <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/10-vegan-chris<BR>tmas-recipes-that-will-wow-your-guests/ </link> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:48:09 EST Your microbiome: Intro to Health & Well Being http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65775771 Your Microbiome: An Introduction to Overall Health and Well Being <BR> <BR> The video linked below is by Irminne Van Dyken, MD, who is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. She is vegan and practices in Hawaii. She has a YouTube video blog site, "Out of the Doldrums." <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/L_P7Fou0ZqI </link> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:27:32 EST Lemon Thyme Roasted Brussel Sprout - Yum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65775228 This recipe and video are from Heather Nicholds, Registered Holistic Nutritionist. <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/f43tZcTAxKE </link> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:00:10 EST name your NSV! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65714568 Have you had a Non-Scale Victory? <BR> <BR> I was given vegan cookies....and I gave them to a co-worker to avoid temptation. <BR> <BR> Other examples could be getting off medication, climbing stairs without feeling winded,.... let us celebrate with you! <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:50:34 EST December fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x65713906 Welcome to December! Did you exercise today? Let us know what you did! <BR> <BR> walked 20 mins from physio to work <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:01:08 EST Breakfast Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65700489 What did you have for breakfast today? <BR> <BR> I went to the gym before work so I made overnight oats and ate them when I got to work.Heat up on the stove in the morning with a little extra mylk and put it in my thermos. I used the Forks Over Knives recipe and whatever berries I have: <BR> <link>tinyurl.com/h5vh23s </link> <BR> <BR> <em>481</em> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:46:40 EST Introducing new team co-leader: TrimRocker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65697596 Join me in welcoming TrimRocker to our team, as co-leader! I look forward to getting to know him and all the other new members! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:07:17 EST December fitness goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x65689450 Hello Vegan Team! <BR> <BR> Do you have any goals for December...starting in just a few days! It's a busy time for many of us, with lots of socializing and temptations to skip exercise or indulge in foods we don't normally. <BR> <BR> Do you have an action plan in place? Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:24:57 EST Turkeys purr! Aren't you glad you don't eat them! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65673841 Did you know turkeys purr when feeling contented and communicate with lots of other sounds, too? If you'd like to hear a turkey purr, click the link below. If you'd like to read the article where this came from, click the 2nd link. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving (whether you're in the U.S. or not.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/turkey/sound<BR>/Purr.mp3 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>animalfactoftheday.blogspot.co.uk/20<BR>13/11/turkeys-purr.html?m=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:30:11 EST 65 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes - MinimalistBaker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65659884 These will be great for all through the year - not just Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> <link>minimalistbaker.com/vegan-thanksgivi<BR>ng-recipe-roundup/ </link> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:18:23 EST Bronx's KRS-One sings, "Beef" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65605834 <link>youtu.be/fKHrmJQVpv8 </link> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:13:42 EST Speaking dates for Dr. Michael Greger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65601813 Speaking dates for Dr. Michael Greger of <link>nutritionfacts.org </link> <BR> <BR> In 2017 he be all over the US, as well as in Sweden, Italy, Ireland, and the UK. <BR> <BR> <link>drgreger.org/pages/speaking-dates </link> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:11:40 EST Raising HDL cholesterol? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x65582340 I just found out that I have very low HDL cholesterol (that's the "good" kind of cholesterol.) Does anyone have any reccomendations on how to raise it? Most of the advice I'm reading online seems to say eat fruits, nuts, veggies, legumes, and whole grains. Those are already the bulk of my diet. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 01:20:43 EST Vegan Mac and Cheese.. .another good looking recip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65567249 Vegan Mac and Cheese...fun and healthy comfort food <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/velv<BR>ety-macaroni/ </link> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 17:56:20 EST Pumpkin Parfait with Cashew Vanilla Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65567067 This recipe looked so good to me. It will be fun to make for parties and can be made a day in advance! <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/pump<BR>kin-parfait-with-cashew-vanilla-cream/ </link> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 17:21:48 EST We need a new team leader -- how about You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65522048 Hi Guys, <BR> I've been a team leader here far too long and have removed myself from that duty. Problem is, that leaves only one leader who hasn't been active here in a little while. When I signed in today I got a big banner saying "Inactive Team Leader". Who here would like to be a leader and keep this team chugging along? Please think about it. The next great leader could be You! It's easy to sign up. If you have questions, please ask them here. Thanx Wed, 2 Nov 2016 02:51:40 EST Thanksgiving Recipes from Anja Cass in Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65522039 So, Australia doesn't do a Thanksgiving like Canada and the U.S., but one of my FaVoRiTe vegan cooking video purveyors has put together 10 wonderful recipes that would be great for a Vegan Plantsgiving. Here they are...enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/10-vegan-thank<BR>sgiving-recipes-that-are-easy-to-make/ </link> Wed, 2 Nov 2016 02:46:44 EST My visit to Wildlife SOS in Mathura India http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65465128 I spent close to a month in India in Aug/Sep 2016. One of the things I did was to visit the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India. It was extraordinary -- a sanctuary for eles that have been in bad situations like circuses, or used as begging elephants and temple elephants. It was surprising to hear that temple elephants often have the worst lives of any captive elephants. They are usually made to stand on hard surfaces all day, are chained up (except when o... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:55:58 EST A New Documentary, about 13 minutes...Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65464262 You don't have to fill out the form that pops up when you open this link. Just close that box. <BR> <BR> <link>www.foodchoicesmovie.com/ </link> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:36:51 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x65455245 Hi guys, <BR> I'm Brenda but go by Star. I'm new to the group just joined.. I'm 34 and a mom of 3 teens 1 girl and 2 boys, and I look forward to getting to know everyone and maybe making a few friends. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:13:14 EST Zucchini Chickpea Burgers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65389879 This recipe was posted on social media by Nutritionfacts.org and apparently got rave reviews. Looks really good to me. <BR> <BR> Zucchini Chickpea Burgers <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> 1 (15.5 oz) can of no-salt added garbanzo <BR> 1 cup shredded zucchini <BR> 2 cups greens (kale, spinach, arugula) <BR> 1 Tablespoon chili powder <BR> 1/2- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin <BR> 1 teaspoon turmeric <BR> 1/8 teaspoon black pepper <BR> 3 Tablespoons ground flax <BR> 2-3 cloves garlic <BR> <BR> METHOD... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:48:41 EST critical anthropo morphism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x65307960 I found this to be a really great article although the title of it seems messed-up: <link>www.truth-out.org/news/item/37826-we<BR>-are-not-alone-listening-to-the-8-7-mi<BR>llion-other-animals-who-live-on-earth </link> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 05:33:51 EST Oil Free Vegan Banana Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x65264355 Yum! Looks delicious <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/recipe/gluten-<BR>free-banana-bread/ </link> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:58:01 EST September Collective Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x65092232 100 - cycling <BR> = <BR> 100 group total Thu, 1 Sep 2016 14:30:18 EST September Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x65092221 Good day September! How did you make out with your August goals? I did pretty well. Sadly I now have plantar fasciitis, which is quite painful. But I'm seeing a physiotherapist and doing exercises at home to ease the pain. <BR> <BR> For September! More of the same! My half marathon is October 18 so I can't get off track again like I did with that dreadful summer cold. <BR> <BR> Here's my weekly plan: <BR> 1 long run <BR> 2 short runs, one with either a hill or two or else speed training <B... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 14:29:24 EST Reducing the Risk of Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x64991976 Dr. Greger of nutritionfacts.org explained that while mammalian milk used to be considered a simple food, it is now known as a Species Specific Endocrine Signalling System. This signalling is not meant to continue past infancy, as it will continuously prompt our cells to grow and divide. Persistent abuse of this signalling system, drinking bovine milk throughout a lifetime, plays a role in the progression of cancer. <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/prevent-can<BR>cer-from-going-o... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:03:03 EST Soy Allergies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64984668 Just met a former vegan who claimed she ate so much soy while vegan that she developed allergies to it. <BR> <BR> Is that possible? I've never heard of that before. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:10:46 EST long distance walks or hikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64982303 Have you done a long distance walk or hike? <BR> <BR> Here's a story from the Appalachian Trail. After seeing the film Wild (true story of woman walking the Pacific Trail alone) I started thinking about doing something like that, or the Camino de Santiago. <BR> <BR> What do you think about these epic journeys? <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.buzzfeed.com/robertmoor/<BR>heres-what-happens-to-your-body-when-y<BR>ou-hike-the-appalachia?utm_term=.qylr7<BR>b0PQ#.yjZgdOYbG </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:42:51 EST Milk - It does a body No good - think Parkinsons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x64980132 What explains the milk and Parkinson's Disease Link? <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/could-lacto<BR>se-explain-the-milk-and-parkinsons-dis<BR>ease-link/?utm_source=NutritionFacts.o<BR>rg&amp;utm_campaign=9f8bc24c4e-RSS_VID<BR>EO_DAILY&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_<BR>term=0_40f9e497d1-9f8bc24c4e-21937729 </link> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:15:06 EST What She Eats in a Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64931634 This video by Lisa Lorles shows what she eats in a day. The burger patty looks so simple to make -- I mean reaaally simple. I'm going to try it, but will bake it instead of adding oil for the stove top fry up. <BR> <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/KFtbDzTFA94 </link> Mon, 8 Aug 2016 19:12:32 EST The Role of Diet in ... our Top Ten Killers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x64911415 The Role of Diet in Preventing, Reversing and Arresting our Top Ten Killers, a lecture by Dr. Michael Greger of nutritionfacts.org. <BR> <BR> This was presented at a McDougall Workshop. It's about 82 minutes long (but there's an abbreviated version you can link to if that's just too much.) I hope you'll watch. This guy's stuff can rock your world. <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-<BR>die/?utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&amp<BR>;utm_campaign=7e2df0f80d-RSS_VIDEO_DAI<B... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 15:42:55 EST Can Plants Improve Performance & Recovery? Yep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64883634 Video Goodies for you Sports' Hounds... <BR> <BR> Doping with Beet Juice: <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/doping-with<BR>-beet-juice/ </link> <BR> <BR> Improving Athletic Performance with Beets: <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/whole-beets<BR>-vs-juice-for-improving-athletic-perfo<BR>rmance/ </link> <BR> <BR> Watermelon for Sore Muscle Relief: <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/watermelon-<BR>for-sore-muscle-relief/ </link> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:32:21 EST August Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64883302 I've had a cold since my trip to New York...I blame airplane germs! I'm trying to rest a lot to get rid of it so I can get back to my half marathon training. I'd also like to get back to yoga and weights. How about you? <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 15:33:03 EST August -- Group Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64883265 Hi -- I have a cold so haven't done any exercise yet today/this month! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 15:25:28 EST Half Marathon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64869548 Have you done a half marathon? It's 21K (13 miles is you don't use Metric). <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <BR> I signed up for one October 16! I'm excited and terrified! I started training a little too late and I'm not really "athletic" plus I have a heart problem from years ago...but I'm determined to do it! My plan is to cross the finish line is less than 3 hours. It seems impossible today but once my cold is gone I'll get back to training and that will help it seem more possible. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:09:15 EST PlantPure Summit 2016 - Free Online Sep 7-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64860063 PlantPure Summit 2016 - Free Online Sep 7-16 <BR> <BR> Copied from a PlantPure Summit Announcement (sign up link below): <BR> <BR> ... featuring 40 top experts in plant-based nutrition, lifestyle and healthcare including Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Brenda Davis, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Tracye McQuirter, Dr. Michael Greger, Miyoko Schinner, Dr. Neal Barnard, Kathy Freston, Dr. Will Tuttle, Dr. Kerrie Saunders, Kim Campbell, Dr. Baxter Montgomery and many more. We are also excited to introduce ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:31:35 EST Trouble Losing Weight? A Webinar for You. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64858099 Anthony Lim, MD and "The Secret to Weight Loss" from Dr. McDougall's Free On-Line Webinars: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/ed<BR>ucation/webinars/webinar-07-28-16/ </link> <BR> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:57:38 EST 7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64851882 From Forks Over Knives: 7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/7-things-tha<BR>t-happen-when-you-stop-eating-meat/ </link> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:09:42 EST Vitamin D ... how important is it? How much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x64851853 Dr. Greger of nutritionfacts.org recently came out with these great videos on Vitamin D, which has proven importance to our health. Check them out -- they're short (7-ish minutes each.) <BR> <BR> 1) <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/will-you-li<BR>ve-longer-if-you-take-vitamin-d-supple<BR>ments/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2) <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/how-much-vi<BR>tamin-d-should-you-take/ </link> <BR> <BR> 3) <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/the-optimal<BR>-dose-of-vitamin-d-... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:03:31 EST Phytoestrogens in Beer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64851808 Just out from <link>Nutritionfacts.org </link> ... Phytoestrogens in Beer! Ever wonder about the connection between beer guzzling and man-boobs? Why women sorting hops suddenly got their periods? Hmmm, interesting stuff. <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/the-most-po<BR>tent-phytoestrogen-is-in-beer/ </link> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:54:42 EST pro athletes as inspiration? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64694823 Do you watching sports? Do you find it motivating? I'm getting excited about the Rio Olympics! I might have to actually get a tv. <BR> <BR> I've been watching clips from La Tour de France online, it's amazing to see such strong cyclists keeping on for so long! Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:29:51 EST Half Year Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64670234 2016 is half over, we made it! How are you feeling about your NY Resolutions, if you made any? Are you making fresh new resolutions for the half year? Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:18:33 EST July - Group Fitness Minutes Total http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64670228 Let us know how many minutes of exercise you do, and add it to the previous member's total! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:16:53 EST Stupid Salad Logging question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x64647264 My daily salad varies widely - some form and amount of lettuce, tomatoes, sometimes cucumber, bell pepper, onion, scallion etc. <BR> <BR> Is there some way I can "cheat" and come up with a way to log this in the nutrition record, without having to guess how many carrot shreds there are every single time? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:51:21 EST The Pleasure Trap and Weight Control (Lecture) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64627864 Here's a fantastic interview with Douglas Lisle, PhD, for anyone having trouble attaining or maintaining a healthy weight. Dr. Lisle is brilliant and works with the McDougall program. <BR> <BR> <link>www.drmcdougall.com/health/education<BR>/webinars/webinar-06-23-16/ </link> <BR> <BR> And here's Dr. Lisle lecturing on the Pleasure Trap in a TED talk (17 minutes.) A fun listen. <BR> <BR> <link>douglisle.com/ </link> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:45:21 EST June goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64483706 My June goals: <BR> <BR> Keep up with Couch to 5K <BR> Weight train twice a week <BR> Get to bed earlier <BR> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 23:20:01 EST June Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64483696 140 biking <BR> + <BR> 60 yoga <BR> + <BR> 20 treadmill <BR> = <BR> 220 Fri, 3 Jun 2016 23:17:51 EST Turn healthy food hobby into thriving business http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64406774 Hi Guys, <BR> I don't know how good this video series will be, but it's about turning your interest in healthy food into a successful, creative business. Might be worth checking out! <BR> <BR> Among the speakers are: <BR> Gabriel Cousens, founder of Tree of Life Center <BR> Chad Sarno, VP of Plant-Based education at Rouxbe Culinary School <BR> Russell James, premier raw chef in the UK <BR> Elaina Love, founder of Pure Joy Planet <BR> Natalia Rose, author of The Raw Food Detox Diet and Det... Mon, 23 May 2016 20:59:56 EST 10 Vegan Cheese Recipes You Can Make at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x64374953 10 Vegan Cheese Recipes You Can Make at Home by Anja Cass (love her stuff!) <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/10-vegan-chees<BR>e-recipes-you-can-make-at-home/ </link> Thu, 19 May 2016 06:38:41 EST Are you a protein addict? Cool Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64367544 Hi Guys, <BR> Here's a beautiful video by my friend Grace Chen, MD, featuring another friend, Brian Heithaus. Brian talks about how he went from being an animal protein addict to becoming a healthy plant eating vegan. <BR> <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/ES__m6o5S-I </link> Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:59 EST Hola from Spain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x64353032 Hi everyone! I've just come back to SP after 2 years MIA! I went vegan at the beginning of 2014, got a diploma in nutrition and have since then become really interested in healing through nutrition. I have a lot of health issues I'm dealing with including a degenerative neurological disease called CMT. <BR> <BR> Last summer I did 3 months raw vegan and felt AMAZING!!! I lost weight, felt great and a lot of issues started improving. However, as the weather got colder I started eating more hot... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:50:14 EST Eggplants that Wow! Recipe video here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x64352840 It looks so good I can almost smell the aroma. Yumz! <BR> <BR> <link>http://cookingwithplants.com/recipe/<BR>oven-roasted-filled-eggplant-maple-bal<BR>samic-glaze/ </link> Mon, 16 May 2016 04:34:28 EST Menu Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x64346798 Anyone out there want to create a vegan menu plan together for the week and prep food on Sundays ? <BR> We can do it virtually - obviously :) but we can work together to look at things like protein, calories , menu etc <BR> We can borrow from existing web sites , but I have found it hard to pull it all together, so far. Need more active energy. <BR> <BR> We can start with one week and see how it goes from there wrt whether or not we want to continue creating plans. <BR> <BR> It's been a... Sun, 15 May 2016 08:50:39 EST what did you see on your walk/run/bike ride today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64342916 I went for a jog in High Park yesterday and came across this lovely patch of trilliums, which are the official flower of Ontario, so it's illegal to pluck them. So I snapped them the non-invasive way and went on my way. I guess you can't really tell in the photo how pretty there were. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24ffe0bd-16b4-4478-8680-f2fdbd57d19e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What have you seen on your walk or run or bike ride? You can describe if you don't have a photo! ... Sat, 14 May 2016 16:33:57 EST Chernobyl, a Wildlife Wonderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64288903 <link>www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia<BR>/wp/2016/04/26/30-years-after-chernoby<BR>l-disaster-camera-study-captures-a-wil<BR>dlife-wonderland/ </link> Fri, 6 May 2016 18:24:07 EST What's for breakfast/lu unch/dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x64280939 Post a picture, recipe or description of something good you ate today or any day! <BR> <BR> Happy Cinco de Mayo! I celebrated with soy-rizo tacos for lunch: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c424196-27af-4c2a-a61d-5cb8813c9d3a.jpg"> Thu, 5 May 2016 15:58:51 EST What's for breakfast/lu unch/dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x64280451 let his thread die! I can't get the title to edit! Thu, 5 May 2016 14:23:18 EST Low Fat Creamy Salad Dressings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x64273719 Wondering ... does anyone have a recipe for a low fat 'creamy' type salad dressing ... without using tofu (I've tried and just didn't like the taste). I also have difficulty getting nayonaise or veganaise products here so it's hard to use them regularly. Any suggestions? Thanks, dj Wed, 4 May 2016 17:03:03 EST May cookalong: Minimalist Baker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x64255531 Hi! Want to try some new recipes this month? Minimalist Baker has a lovely recipe blog. She also released a cookbook last week...but there are plenty of recipes on the blog you can read for free. <BR> <link>minimalistbaker.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made the lentil sloppy joes yesterday. It was cold and rainy here and they really hit the spot! High in fiber so really filling and comforting. <BR> <link>minimalistbaker.com/vegan-sloppy-joe<BR>s/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Mon, 2 May 2016 09:38:56 EST May fitness goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64248817 Hi! What are your goals for the month? <BR> <BR> For me, I'm going to re-start Couch to 5K, bike to work most days and weight train twice a week! <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <em>217</em> <em>34</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 13:29:33 EST May collective fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64248789 30 - Body Pump <BR> = <BR> 30 collective total Sun, 1 May 2016 13:27:08 EST What you need to know about Coconut Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x64238731 There's a coconut oil craze right now, but let's look at the science behind it. <BR> <BR> This link is to a blog post by Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD (and geneticist.) <BR> <BR> <link>ucdintegrativemedicine.com/2016/04/c<BR>oconut-oil-the-ultimate-guide/#gs.KZgkk84 </link> <BR> <BR> The link below is a lecture given by Mona Sigal, MD at the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii in Honolulu. She teaches about the chemical composition of different oils, among other things. She shows that coconut o... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:46:03 EST Chef AJ's talk: Fat Vegan to Skinny B*tch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64182518 Chef AJ at her most vulnerable, she opens her up in this touching talk about her journey going from obese to slim, "From Fat Vegan to Skinny B*tch". I hope you'll give it a listen. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyR1O cQynfQ </link> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:18:20 EST Consequences of Consciousness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64169045 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ce08dda-58fb-4638-9ae0-aaa5ea0c92f3.jpg"> <BR> From the cover of The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. As the author says, "The 2012 Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness said all mammals and birds and octopuses specifically have the neural substrates necessary to generate consciousness -- ultimately, the world is far more alive, intelligent, thinking and feeling than we have wanted to admit for a long time." (Image: Atria Books) <BR> <BR... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:48:11 EST "Go Vegan for Earth Day" campaign http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64156557 Earth Day is just four days away. The Cowspiracy guys have a "Go Vegan for Earth Day" project going: <link>www.thunderclap.it/projects/40277-go<BR>-vegan-for-earth-day </link> <BR> <BR> From their information: <BR> <BR> Use your social media power and join the movement of millions of people who are vegan for the environment! Why? Each person who switches to a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land, and 20 lbs CO2 equivalent per day. Let's... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:31:23 EST April collective fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x64117982 120 dancing at Garth Brooks concert <BR> + <BR> 30 Body Pump class <BR> + <BR> 45 cycling <BR> = <BR> 195 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:34:37 EST 2016 food revolution summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x64081953 This year there are several speakers which interest me: Dr. Daniel Amen (brain stuff), Jane Goodall (beyond primates,) Gene Baur (Farm Sanctuary,) Ron Finley (guerilla gardener in South Central LA. See his Ted talk: <link>www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_gueri<BR>lla_gardener_in_south_central_la </link> ,) and Vandana Shiva (environment.) <BR> <BR> Also speaking are folks like Dr. Gregor, Dr. Bernard, Dr. Ornish, Dr. Hyman, and Dr. Fuhrman. <BR> <BR> You can sign up here: <link>foodrevol... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 13:26:39 EST Only obese vegan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x64057961 Am I seriously the only over weight vegan in this group? I already feel left out with being 30, vegan, and over 100lbs over weight. Having people look at me like I have eight heads when I tell them I am vegan is bad enough.. it's almost like, they don't believe me because I am over weight. I was hoping to find someone similar to me here... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 11:14:05 EST prisoners are growing their own food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63974681 <link>www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/for<BR>get-nutraloaf-prisoners-are-growing-th<BR>eir-own-food-20160324 </link> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:41:40 EST Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63931928 Deepak and Oprah are co-hosting another 21-day meditation series, and this one is on the theme of Shedding the Weight. I've done some of their previous 21-day meditations, they're free and good quality and there's no catch. At the end the offer that you can buy the meditations on CD but that's not pushy. Each day's guided meditation stays online for 5 days...so you have time to catch up if you miss a day here or there: <BR> <BR> <link>https://chopracentermeditation.com/ </link> Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:10:29 EST St. Patty's food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63908475 <em>137</em> <em>441</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Do you celebrate? If so, how have you veganized it? <BR> <BR> I sometimes have Irish stew with tofu instead of you-know-what, or sometimes anything with potatoes...but this year I think I'll make this if I stay home: <BR> <BR> <link>bychefchloe.com/2016/03/tofu-green-e<BR>ggs-ham/ </link> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:17:29 EST Black Bean Lasagna by Trisha Yearwood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63846105 Cheeseless Black Bean Lasagna -- VEGAN -- a recipe from Trisha Yearwood posted in Good Housekeeping on-line. It looks good, too. You can leave out the olive oil -- I'm sure it would be just as tasty. <BR> <BR> <link>www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipe<BR>s/a15597/cheeseless-black-bean-lasagna<BR>-recipe-ghk0913/ </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2016 06:58:49 EST Vegan Post Workout Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63838978 Yummy yum yum. Looking forward to trying some of these sooner rather than later. <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/eat/vegan-post-workout-<BR>meals?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medi<BR>um=email&amp;utm_campaign=weekly_newsl<BR>etter_2016-03-04_mails_weekly </link> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:13:43 EST Bryant Terry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63830391 First I read this on his website: <BR> <BR> "Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. His work has been featured in T... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 07:54:52 EST March on (walk every day!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63825769 We're a few days into the month but how about trying to walk a little extra every day in the month of March? <BR> <BR> I love to walk but admittedly slacked off on it for awhile. I'm back to walking the long way doing errands or getting to work and taking a walk in the evenings. <BR> <BR> Who wants to walk? <BR> <BR> Sunshine and snow here: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c26b7314-a787-4972-8772-279f83193561.jpg"> Sat, 5 Mar 2016 13:41:44 EST Cooking challenge: March - Isa Chandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63798440 Here you are invited to review any recipe by Isa Chandra. It can be from the Post Punk Kitchen website, or any of her books. Let us know how you liked it and whether you'd make it differently next time....even post a photo if you want to! <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 22:56:03 EST March challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63796073 What would you like to do for a challenge this month? I got lazy in February, so my challenge will be to exercise at least 30 mins a day! And this has to include weight training, which I I've slacked off on. <BR> <em>315</em> <em>425</em> <em>85</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 17:22:53 EST March Collective Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63794006 A new month already! Who's in for this challenge? I didn't exercise much in February but I plan to change that in March! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 12:12:44 EST Vegan Recipe Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63776190 http://www.aquafaba.com/community.html Sun, 28 Feb 2016 09:20:02 EST the world's first 100% organic state http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63755138 <link>foodrevolution.org/blog/organic-food<BR>-sikkim/ </link> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:35:43 EST Vegan Protein Shakes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x63750481 Hey friendly people: <BR> <BR> I tried Vega protein powder this morning (vanilla) and it tasted very.... green. Green and powdery. <BR> <BR> Anyone know of a great-tasting, non-whey protein powder? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 20:03:27 EST borscht http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63720142 Great Scott this recipe looks good! I haven't tried it yet but I will as soon as I can: <link>www.heathernicholds.com/recipes/bors<BR>cht?awt_l=I9R.k&amp;awt_m=3eYgE8fPuv2J7ZW </link> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 21:13:23 EST Campell's Bean with Bacon Vegan Recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63682514 Hey fabulous vegans! <BR> <BR> I made Anderson's pea soup today and added McCormick's bacon-flavored bits. It got me to thinking. Remember Campbell's Bean with Bacon soup? Any idea how to approximate it, vegan style? <BR> <BR> I throw whole beans into soup, or cook beans down until they fall apart, but I've not tried a blended bean soup like that.... <BR> <BR> <em>481</em> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 19:44:53 EST Homemade Mayo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63672633 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> I think a recipe was posted on this team for a homemade mayonnaise, however, I can't find it. Please don't let me think I am going crazy :) If you can remember the thread or link to it I would greatly appreciate it!! I think Bilby posted it. <BR> <BR> Many thanks!! <BR> e. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:29:02 EST hello from germany http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x63663383 hi there everyone, <BR> greetings from germany. after a break of two months i am ready to shed more pounds with the help of spark people. I have done weight watchers before, but i find spark people much nicer and easier to handle. I have done my exercise for today and I am eager to spin the bonus wheel at the end of the day! <BR> I have been vegan for 5 years now and before that vegetarian fpr 15 years. <BR> have a nice day, <BR> uli Sat, 13 Feb 2016 08:20:12 EST The Daily Table http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63650646 Food Democracy! <BR> I am so impressed. <BR> <link>foodrevolution.org/blog/health-food-<BR>at-low-prices/ </link> <BR> and <BR> <link>www.theplaidzebra.stfi.re/new-grocer<BR>y-store-lets-you-buy-health-food-for-t<BR>he-price-of-fast-food/?sf=gdrvgw </link> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:09:00 EST February Collective Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63650037 Hey gang! Same story .... let's post out fitness minutes and add them to the previous member's total, and so on and so on to see what our collective February total will be! <BR> <BR> 30 treadmill <BR> + <BR> 20 treadmill <BR> + <BR> 15 weights <BR> = <BR> 65 total Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:37:14 EST Lecture from Dr. Doug Lisle "The Pleasure Trap" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63648036 I just love Dr. Lisle and his lectures and hope you will, too. Here's a one hour lecture filmed 4 years ago (but still pertinent and insightful) when the good doctor lectured at the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/nxf4kj8Rb6Y </link> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:57:46 EST BK Rot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63613930 Bushwick youth compost: <link>www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/bro<BR>oklyn-youth-create-jobs-and-community-<BR>roots-through-local-compost-program-20<BR>160205?utm_source=YTW&amp;utm_medium=E<BR>mail&amp;utm_campaign=20160205 </link> Sat, 6 Feb 2016 18:04:58 EST Thank you for being here. : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x63587067 Hello every one. <BR> I just wanted to take a minute to say hi, introduce myself and to say thank you for being here. <BR> My name is Barbara and at this time I live in New Brunswick. I am 50 years old and because of my weight am feeling it. lol When I turned 50 I decided that I would like to have another 50 years ahead of me. Not just 50 years of putting in time but 50 years to fill with "I can't believe I did that!" to balance out the many "I wish I would have's" from my first 50 years. Ke... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:14:21 EST NFL Wide Receiver Griff Whalen...eating vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63585004 <link>www.peta.org/features/griff-whalen-f<BR>eels-great-being-vegan/ </link> Wed, 3 Feb 2016 03:46:26 EST 3 Steps to Fighting Cheese Addiction by PCRM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63477434 Hot off the griddle, from the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine: <BR> <BR> 3 Steps to fighting cheese addiction: <BR> <BR> <link>www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/ch<BR>eese-facts-and-alternatives </link> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:35:19 EST Senior Couple Celebrate 4 year Plantiversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63477129 Lindsay Nixon's (The Happy Herbivore's) parents went plant based 4 years ago today, because 4 years ago yesterday her father had a heart attack. Here's their story, with a happy continuity! <BR> <BR> <link>happyherbivore.com/2016/01/how-mama-<BR>papa-herbivore-4-years-plant-based/ </link> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:56:16 EST Vegans and fiber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x63456980 <BR> Do any vegans pay any attention to the SP fiber tracker? It recommends 25-35 gm/day, but I'm always way above that without effort or apparent problems. <BR> <BR> Do you just remove it or reset it to a more reasonable value? Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:16:11 EST Danny Trejo's New Taco Place! Love this Quote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63415554 "Here, we wanted to include everybody, so we have a great vegan menu and gluten-free menu," said Trejo. <BR> <BR> Here's the article itself. So cool. Love his acting, and now his vegan-friendly logic! <BR> <BR> <link>www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd<BR>-danny-trejo-tacos-20160111-story.html </link> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:21:49 EST Oh My! GreenFare in Herndon, Virginai http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63403401 If you live in or visit Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia, you're going to want to visit GreenFare Salon Cafe, located in Herndon, Virginia, open from 11am to 9pm daily. <BR> <BR> This is a gorgeous whole food plant based - vegan restaurant ... wait until you see the menu! They use a farm to table concept, and are going through organic certification. All vegetables are purchased whole and are chopped in the restaurant -- so are fully fresh, flavorful, and filled with nutrients. Their ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:15:23 EST 21 Days of Nature Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63387921 Inspired by Petalia <BR> <BR> Who's in? For lots of us it can be difficult to get out to enjoy nature in the middle of winter. But we still need to soak in the natural light, to breathe some fresh air and experience spirit enhancing nature symbiosis. Let's try for at least a few minutes in nature daily, whether you're in windy Chicago, in balmy Honolulu, or somewhere like Auckland where it ain't winter at all. <BR> <BR> From Monday Jan 11th to Sunday Jan 31st, post here how your moment... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 02:24:47 EST Moby's New Vegan Restaurant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63363572 He's donating all profits to charities! Whoohoo! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ecorazzi.com/2016/01/06/mobys-l-<BR>a-vegan-restaurant-donating-100-percen<BR>t-of-its-profits-to-charity/ </link> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 07:42:30 EST Vegan NFL Player's Food for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63363121 This is interesting. Check out what this NFL player eats in one day. All good stuff, but LOTS of it. <BR> <BR> <link>theheartysoul.com/vegan-nfl-player/?<BR>t=HHL </link> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 06:23:07 EST Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x63362794 Check out the link below for a hilarious and helpful video (about 1 hour) of Chef AJ and John Pierre teaching how to satisfy your sweet tooth. This was at Northwest VegFest Portland... I think in 2013. <BR> <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/udgKzkgeMZc </link> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 04:42:19 EST January Cookalong: Cooking With Plants (Anja Cass) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63361574 Hey team! For the month of January let's try new recipes by Anja Cass! When you make something by her, post here with a photo if you can, and your review of how you liked it! The recipes are clean and healthy, but also fun! <BR> <BR> Her blog has so many recipes: <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com </link> <BR> <BR> She's also got some books out! Feel free to cook from either the blog or the books! <BR> <BR> <em>69</em> <em>291</em> <em>302</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2016 22:56:48 EST International Year of Pulses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63359683 Let's celebrate the International Year of Pulses by sharing some recipes! <BR> <BR> <link>www.fao.org/pulses-2016/en/ </link> Wed, 6 Jan 2016 18:18:11 EST Cooking challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63356412 Would you be interested in a team cooking challenge? <BR> <BR> I'm actually doing one of these with friends on Facebook. The gal who started it picks one vegan cookbook author per month. She always picks one who has a lot of recipes on a blog we can read for free, and also a published book. That way we don't have to buy the book to participate. We cook whatever we want by that author that month and post a photo in the Facebook group along with our notes on what we changed or what we liked. ... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 10:34:00 EST Speaking Dates-Dr. Gregor of nutrition facts.org http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63334797 You've got to hear him speak -- he will rock your nutrition world! And he's going all over the U.S. as well as to Canada, the UK, Germany, and Israel. check it out at the link below. <BR> <BR> If you're in Maryland, Montreal, California or Oregon he's coming this month! Mon, 4 Jan 2016 04:50:25 EST Veganuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x63332960 January is here and some people have a New Year's Resolution to try vegan! Veganuary is here to help: <BR> <BR> <link>www.veganuary.com/ </link> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:23:28 EST January Collective Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63312126 Hello! It's a new month and you're invited to add your fitness minutes to the previous poster's total: <BR> <BR> 120 mins New Year's Day yoga <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 15:52:04 EST 2016 Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63295451 My big goal is to run a half marathon in October, which will be a fundraising event for the Toronto Vegetarian Association. <BR> <BR> <em>366</em> <BR> <BR> My weekly goals are to get more sleep (not directly a fitness goal but will help!), and commit to weekly 3x cardio, 2x weights and 1x yoga. <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <em>362</em> <em>135</em> <BR> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:04:14 EST Interested in your Microbiome? So Interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x63292869 Interested in your Microbiome? <BR> Check out this video -- interesting and so well done. Narrated by some Aussi Guy. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI3KtR3LoqM </link> <BR> <BR> Note: Resistant Starch comes from beans and pulses...garbanzos, lentils, split peas, etc., although not so much from soybeans, peanuts, green beans or fresh green peas. Source: nutritionfacts.org at link below: <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/2015/12/29/starch<BR>-blocking-foods-for-diabetics/ ... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:40:48 EST Paprika Pistachio Vegan Cheese Balls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63292756 Paprika Pistachio Vegan Cheese Balls <BR> Oh my gosh this recipe looks sooo good...so easy, too! <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/recipe/pistach<BR>io-paprika-vegan-cheese-balls/?utm_sou<BR>rce=MailingList&amp;utm_medium=email&a<BR>mp;utm_content=cjinhi%40yahoo.com&amp;<BR>utm_campaign=Vegan+Cheese+Balls </link> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 04:37:37 EST VFN running club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63287404 Any runners on the team? <BR> <BR> I'm a 5-10k runner but I've taken a few months. Planning to get back to it in January! <em>331</em> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:41:18 EST Fitness challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x63287391 Hello Spark vegans! Most of us are probably busy with family and travel now but let's start thinking about doing a fitness challenge in January. Any suggestions? Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:39:48 EST a WV family leaves coal to grow & share food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63281723 Happy New Year: <link>www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/west<BR>-virginia-family-leaves-coal-local-foo<BR>d-mcdowell-20151221 </link> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:25:04 EST Quick, easy, healthy vegan "bacon" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x63261577 This is my latest obsession! It's not all that great on its own, but when you have it on toast with tomatoes....OMG! <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Carrots <BR> liquid smoke <BR> salt <BR> brown sugar <BR> sunflower oil <BR> water <BR> <BR> Heat frying pan to med-high. put in oil, water (just a few spoonfuls to better disperse the oil so you don't have to use too much), about a tablespoon of liquid smoke, and about a teaspoon of salt, and mix it all around. Cut carrots into thin slices, ... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 11:53:57 EST December Collective Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63225513 Hello! I was on vacation at the beginning of the month and forgot to do this! I've been spending less time online but I know accountability is important. <BR> <BR> I can't remember all the exercise I've done so far this month..but there isn't any snow so I've been biking to work a bit, going to yoga and Body Combat and walking a lot. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:58:04 EST How the Food Industry Engineers Our Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63214082 Check out this interesting story. The devil is in the details. <BR> <link>www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/12<BR>/16/459981099/how-the-food-industry-he<BR>lps-engineer-our-cravings?utm_source=f<BR>acebook.com&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;<BR>utm_campaign=npr&amp;utm_term=nprnews&<BR>amp;utm_content=2044 </link> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:18:39 EST Ferndale, Michigan anyone? New plant based cafe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63201597 Check this out -- you're gonna love it! <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/greenspace-c<BR>afe-my-journey-from-the-cardiology-lab<BR>-to-the-kitchen/ </link> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 05:41:12 EST Vegan Bodybuilding and Nutrition Facebook Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63201543 Hi Guys, <BR> I just found out today there's a Facebook team called "Vegan Bodybuilding and Nutrition" -- it's a closed group so you have to join to comment or see the posts. Subtitled "A Science &amp; Evidence Based Vegan Community". Looks really good. <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/groups/VeganNutriti<BR>on/ </link> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 05:10:58 EST Jane Goodall at COP21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63173681 Wow. <link>www.democracynow.org/blog/2015/12/11<BR>/jane_goodall_at_cop21_i_m?autostart=true </link> Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:04:41 EST new and in need of meal plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x63139127 hello! i`m new member and would really like to have vegan meal plan but can`t find one , help please? <BR> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 04:44:23 EST Best Dairy-Free Sources of CALCIUM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x63062984 Check this out. So informative. <BR> <link>youtu.be/5z6q5p-QBJg </link> <BR> and this: <BR> <link>youtu.be/W1LNUta2RRw </link> <link>youtu.be/5z6q5p-QBJg </link> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:24:49 EST Last minute tips for a healthy happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63040029 These tips are from Lani Muelrath who wrote the newly published book "The Plant-Based Journey". <BR> <link>lanimuelrath.com/4-last-minute-tips-<BR>for-a-healthy-happy-in-harmony-thanksg<BR>iving/ </link> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 21:28:36 EST world's #1 polluter isn't what you think http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x63006937 Have you seen this 1 1/2 minute vid made by the Cowspiracy guys? <link>youtu.be/g1z1taw6yNw </link> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:50:57 EST Vegan Way of Living Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62961494 Here's what looks like an interesting on-line summit, completely free -- you just have to sign up using the link below. It starts on Monday November 16th. Each day has a different speaker who will lecture for about one hour. There are some impressive people here ... Dr. Will Tuttle, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Jill Nussinow, Dr. Neal Barnard. It carries on for 21 days, 21 different speakers. Have a look. <BR> <link>www.rupavadodaria.com/vegan-way-of-l<BR>iving-summit/ </link> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:35:18 EST John Pierre does Bootcamp with Ellen DeGeners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62937072 John Pierre is a plant based diet advocate and fitness trainer. Check out this short video clip of him teaching fitness techniques on the Ellen DeGeneres show. It's hilarious and fun, and will really get your body moving. <BR> <BR> <link>www.johnpierre.com/ </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 21:58:01 EST Classes from Healthy Taste Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62937019 Classes from Healthy Taste Events... <BR> <BR> This link will take you to a page with two videos. The first with a field of nutrition experts from the Healthy Taste of Ventura 2014 and the next with Lani Muelrath from the Healthy Taste of Sacramento 2014. I watched both -- love them. Filled with great information. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthytasteonline.com/ </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 21:50:00 EST Making delicious healthy vegan holiday foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62936388 Lani Muelrath who wrote the Plant-Based Journey was on a CBS morning show in Sacramento, California a couple of days ago. Her blog post (below) features a 5 minute video of the segment where she gives great ideas on how to create delicious healthy vegan dishes and treats for the holidays. <BR> <BR> <link>lanimuelrath.com/whole-foods-plant-b<BR>ased-holiday-eats-with-lani-muelrath-o<BR>n-cbs-tv-video/ </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 19:57:22 EST Feeding Vegan Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x62930984 Feeding Vegan Kids from the Vegetarian Resource Group: <BR> <link>www.vrg.org/nutshell/kids.php </link> <BR> <BR> Vegetarian Diets Right From The Start by the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM.) Vegetarian here stands for whole food plant based diet. <BR> <link>www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/v<BR>egetarian-diets-for-children-right-fro<BR>m-the-start </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 03:30:43 EST SELF Nutrition Facts and Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x62930972 This SELF Nutrition facts page is not strictly vegan, but you can type a food into the search engine and it will give you its nutritional analysis -- Calories, Carbs, Fats &amp; Fatty Acids, Proteins &amp; Amino Acids, Vitamins, Minerals, etc. The info linked here is for broccoli, but type in any food you like. I just put in "poi" and there was a page for it. Pretty extensive site. <BR> <BR> <link>nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetab<BR>les-and-vegetable-products/2356/2 </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 03:24:08 EST 27 Delicious and Healthy Meals with No Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62920100 <BR> These all either vegan or vegetarian. The vegetarian meals can easily be converted into vegan meals. If you're looking for some ideas for new and different things to fix, here you are: <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/deenashanker/health<BR>y-meals-with-no-meat#.oggvLAol7q </link> Fri, 6 Nov 2015 15:09:20 EST What was the last exercise you did? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62918283 Hello! Check in and let us know what exercise you're doing! <BR> <BR> Last night I went to Zumba and Body Pump. Body Pump is a Les Mills class of lifting weights to music. I found a class that's only 30 mins instead of 60, so I'm going to that one until I'm stronger! I tried the 60 min class and it was a bit much. <BR> <BR> <em>355</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:47:36 EST How Dark Chocolate Affects Our Arteries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62916116 Great Blog Post by Nutritionfacts.org -- How Dark Chocolate Affects Our Arteries <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/2015/11/05/how-da<BR>rk-chocolate-affects-our-arteries/?utm<BR>_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm<BR>_campaign=how-dark-chocolate-affects-o<BR>ur-arteries&amp;utm_source=NutritionFa<BR>cts.org&amp;utm_campaign=35f52df733-RS<BR>S_BLOG_DAILY&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;<BR>utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-35f52df733-21937729 </link> Fri, 6 Nov 2015 04:57:47 EST Where do Vegans get their Protein? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30724x486x62915867 If you're eating a variety of plant foods: vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, seeds, and even fruit, you'll have no trouble getting adequate protein. <BR> <BR> Q: Have you ever heard of anyone being rushed to the hospital for a protein deficiency? <BR> A: Never happens. Well it might happen if you were an alcoholic who drank all their calories or if you were anorexic and never ate a sustaining amount of calories, but if you eat enough actual food calories it's not going to be a problem.... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 02:57:08 EST Guinness is Going Vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62908196 I'm not much a beer drinker, but here's some heartening news if you are! <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/business/<BR>guinness-is-going-vegan.html?_r=0 </link> Thu, 5 Nov 2015 03:52:08 EST High Powered Nutrition Classes on Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x62899767 Dr. Michael Gregor of nutritionfacts.org creates annual one hour lectures that are packed with nutrition information based on the latest scientific research. These may just rock your world, I hope you'll give them a listen. <BR> <BR> 2012 Annual Review - Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death: <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-t<BR>he-leading-causes-of-death/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2013 Annual Review - More Than An Apple A Day: <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/more-than-a<BR... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 03:19:01 EST Microbiome: The Inside Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x62899696 Microbiome: The Inside Story -- video (5 min.): <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/microbiome-<BR>the-inside-story/ </link> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 02:45:37 EST Dr. Barnard talks about the Safest Cookware http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30721x486x62899690 Dr. Barnard talks about the Safest Cookware (1.33 minutes) -- Upshot: Chuck the aluminum (or aluminium for some of youze.) Stainless steel is safest. Dr. Barnard explains: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=98dh6sX0Ub0 </link> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 02:38:35 EST November - collective fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62895596 60 Body Combat <BR> + <BR> 45 running <BR> + <BR> 45 yoga <BR> = <BR> 150 Tue, 3 Nov 2015 13:35:36 EST Stretchy melted nut & oil free vegan cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62860579 Here's an interesting recipe for a stretchy melted nut &amp; oil free vegan cheese (with video): <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/recipe/stretch<BR>y-melted-nut-free-vegan-cheese </link> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:46:19 EST Maintaining a Vegan Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62835288 Hello, all. I'm looking for some advice. I'm a vegan and have been for the most part since summer 2014. I went vegetarian around 2012 and have only had hiccups a couple times since then. My question is how do I maintain a healthy vegan diet when tempted by non-vegan foods (donuts and sweets are a big one)? When I go to visit family I have a hard time maintaining my lifestyle because of the lack of vegan foods available. I keep cheating and eating non-vegan foods here and there and I can't eve... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:48:17 EST Love this NYT article about Tracey Stewart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62832634 <link>www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/nyregion/<BR>tracey-stewart-counts-her-sheep-and-mo<BR>re.html?_r=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Her way to get Jon to go to the vegan restaurant is the best! So nice to see Jon and Tracey doing something for animals now that he's done with the Daily Show. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:44:46 EST Easy Vegan Parmesan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62828605 Easy Vegan Parmesan <BR> <BR> <link>www.lovechard.com/recipes/nutritaria<BR>n-parmesan-cheese/ </link> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:36:55 EST Hallowe'en http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62809251 Hey Vegans! <BR> <BR> I'm going to a Hallowe'en party tonight for Toronto Veg Assoc. volunteers. I didn't get a costume ready but I'll wear a tshirt with a cute bat on it...so scary!! (not at all scary, it's a cute bat) <BR> <BR> They'll be serving pizza and treats from the vegan pizzeria here called Apiecalypse Now. <BR> <BR> Much ado on Facebook about vegan Hallowe'en treats. I don't have kids and my building doesn't get trick or treaters. If it did, I'd probably give out stickers becaus... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:37:57 EST UCDavis Integrative Medicine 21 Food Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62799556 UC Davis Integrative Medicine is beginning a new 21 Food Day Challenge -- Plant Based, all vegan. Here's an introduction to it and a link to join in a blog entry by Rosane Oliveira, Director of the Integrative Medicine program. This will be especially helpful for people beginning or thinking about transitioning to a vegan diet. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ucdintegrativemedicine.com/2015/<BR>10/awesome-advice-about-how-you-can-ch<BR>ange-your-life/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's a short descr... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 05:04:20 EST Who is Frank Medrano? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62753936 Does anyone know anything about him? From his website, <link>www.thefrankmedrano.com/ </link> it look like he is a vegan calisthenics expert. He appears to be incredibly strong. It looks like his website is a vehicle for selling nutrition and workout programs. Perhaps there is more. Something non-commercial, too. Hmm... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:27:51 EST Stevie Wonder sings Vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62735074 Stevie Wonder became vegan -- check out the outtakes on this page: <BR> <link>www.ecorazzi.com/2015/10/08/stevie-w<BR>onder-sings-about-veganism-with-james-<BR>corden/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> At 1:50 on this video he mentions becoming vegan: <BR> <link>youtu.be/_idlFNaMDpk </link> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:56:02 EST 2 Most Shocking Things Learned from Dr. Fuhrman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62711428 Here's a terrific video (7 min 16 sec) from a young woman who went to a health conference -- telling some of the things she learned from Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Check it out. <BR> <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/CHK7AQ8Gzog </link> <BR> <BR> This is her 2nd video (9 min 9 sec.) This one is a little harder to hear because she videod using her web cam, but she so articulate (and summed up the information brilliantly) I hope you'll give it a listen. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyL5rOs... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 20:15:41 EST If in Berlin -- New All Vegan Grocery Store! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62681717 ThinandFitEmily posted this link on another thread and I think it deserves a wider mention. <BR> <BR> There's a new all vegan grocery open in Berlin. The owner has plans to expand widely throughout Germany and other places in Europe. I still like to buy most of my food from farmers' markets (year round here) but this place would make life easier for so many people! <BR> <BR> Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.thelocal.de/20140605/jan-bredeck<BR>-boss-of-worlds-fi... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 04:50:03 EST October - collective fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62644544 30 - treadmill <BR> + <BR> 60 - zumba <BR> = <BR> 90 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:56:32 EST Thanksgiving 2015! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62643856 Hiya! Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend and for the day before the big day I want to make a nice snack to wow the omnivores. At a party recently I had polenta fries with mushroom gravy and cashew "curds." I don't think I can make cashew curds. Although I really enjoyed the food, I don't usually like mushroom gravy. I love Jamie Oliver's vegan gravy. Do you think the flavours would pair well? It will be delicious to me I know, but will it wow the omnivores? The Italian polenta with these f... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:10:22 EST long time gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x62643644 Just found this forum and have been vegan for 26 months. Recently I have fallen back into bad habits and hope to get back on track. My husband and I have been doing a lot of snacking in the evenings...my weakness is a glass of white wine and chips or crackers. 100% vegan, but not healthy. Maybe having others to back me up will help. <BR> Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:40:58 EST New Forum Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x62633981 Hello, I'm new to this forum. I've lost fifteen pounds in the past three months after embarking on what I initially dubbed my "vegan experiment." It's now becoming a way of life. While it is a work in progress, I'm almost there. I'm looking forward to sharing recipes and stories. <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:50:30 EST vegans go glam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62632609 For what it's worth: <link>www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/dining/ve<BR>gan-diet-lifestyle-recipes.html </link> <BR> <BR> And: <link>www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/insider/v<BR>egans-go-glam-reporters-notebook.html </link> <BR> <BR> And: <link>www.nytimes.com/2015/10/01/dining/wh<BR>ere-is-the-vegan-julia-child-readers-r<BR>eact.html </link> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:00:52 EST Beet Basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62609873 <BR> I love beets, and ran I across this article with many obscure facts about them. Maybe you'll learn something like I did. <BR> <BR> <link>www.lifescript.com/food/articles/b/b<BR>eets_facts.aspx?utm_source=zergnet&utm<BR>_medium=referral&utm_campaign=food&utm<BR>_source=zergnet&utm_medium=referral&p=1 </link> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:49:17 EST 2 ingredient vegan pancakes - gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62606014 This recipe has 2 ingredients plus water. It looks goooood. Video is fun. <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/recipe/two-ing<BR>redient-vegan-pancake-recipe/ </link> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 05:01:00 EST China and U.S. Pledge to End the Ivory Trade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62597980 China and U.S. Pledge to End the Ivory Trade <BR> <BR> Read it here: <BR> <link>blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2015/09<BR>/china-us-pledge-to-end-ivory-trade.ht<BR>ml?utm_source=em_blogfwd_092515&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_campaign=ivory </link> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 05:34:15 EST 7 Steps to Changing Your Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62597883 This is a blog post written by Rosane Oliveira from the University of California Davis, Integrative Medicine Program. 7 Steps to Changing Your Habits based on a process created by Tony Robbins. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ucdintegrativemedicine.com/2015/<BR>09/changing-habits-listening-to-tony-r<BR>obbins/ </link> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:40:52 EST Dr. Gregor's Speaking Dates/Locations for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62597825 Dr. Michael Gregor of nutritionfacts.org just posted his speaking engagements for 2016. Dates for the rest of 2015 are also there. If you've never been to one of his lectures -- they are great! He will be throughout the U.S and in April has two speaking engagements in Berlin, Germany. <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>drgreger.org/speaking-dates </link> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 03:26:08 EST Super Blood Moon Eclipse on Night of September 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62578196 It's not truly a vegan thing. Rather it is a planet earth thing. We all share this moon. <link>earthsky.org/?p=51212 </link> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:11:12 EST Top 10 Vegan Documentaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62569797 <BR> I've only seen one of them: #6. I want to check out the rest. Which ones have you seen? <BR> <BR> <link>theveganmovement.com/top-10-vegan-do<BR>cumentaries/ </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:07:13 EST animal "partnership"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62568718 <link>www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-342<BR>76032 </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:12:22 EST Sustainable Living on 1/10th of an Acre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62566047 This family in Southern California created a beautiful and sustaining farm on their 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles. They are vegetarian, not vegan, so eat eggs/dairy, but still - so impressed with what they've done I thought you might like to read about it, too. <BR> <BR> <link>themindunleashed.org/2015/09/learn-h<BR>ow-this-family-grows-6000-lbs-of-food-<BR>on-just-110th-acre.html </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:32:58 EST Restaurant becoming all Vegan 'cuz of "Cowspiracy" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62558337 Owners of a Mexican Restaurant located on (or near) campus at the University of Texas - Arlington decided to change their menu to 100% vegan by Feb 2016 after they watched "Cowspiracy." They already have vegan options (and the owners are vegan), but it took that documentary for them to decide to make the change. a bold move for restaurateurs in Texas. Got to applaud them. <BR> <BR> Here's Cowspiracy's announcement, and following is the article from the campus newspaper ("The Shorthorn" .... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:09:17 EST Vegan couple in the news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62548787 The Honolulu Star-Advertiser picked up this inspiring story out of Oregon and posted it on their website -- "Vegan Lifestyle Transforms Couple's Life." <BR> <BR> <link>www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking<BR>/20150920_Vegan_lifestyle_transforms_c<BR>ouples_life.html?id=328429381 </link> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:40:57 EST Sweet and Tart Baked Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62548357 Sweet and Tart Baked Apples, or you could just call them Stuffed Apples. The perfect thing today since it's International Eat An Apple Day! <BR> <BR> This recipe looks so good, I'm thinking of making it for Thanksgiving. Um yum! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ucdintegrativemedicine.com/recip<BR>es/sweet-and-tart-baked-apples/ </link> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 22:57:31 EST The New York Times Wants Your Recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62527524 <BR> The New York Times is seeking submissions of your best veg Thanksgiving recipes. I know lots of you have some great treasures. I hope you consider sending something in. <BR> <BR> <link>vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=<BR>6989&catId=1 </link> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:27:07 EST cooking appliances http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62523869 Hello! <BR> <BR> Other than a Vitamix, what cooking appliances do you have and recommend? I think I'm going to put spiralizer on my holiday wish list. I'm also wondering if a quesadilla maker/sandwich press/George Foreman Grill might be fun. They might not be worth the space in my tiny kitchen because I don't eat bready meals every day. Just wondering what you vegans like for tabletop cooking appliances! Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:29:38 EST Vegan Athletes in the News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62471077 Meet 300-pound Vegan Football Star, David Carter. His 300 pounds is mostly muscle and his game is American football. He was just signed by the Chicago Bears: <BR> <link>vibrantwellnessjournal.com/2015/08/1<BR>9/meet-the-300-pound-vegan-football-st<BR>ar-david-carter/ </link> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 22:48:20 EST Vegans in the news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62470965 Two of my friends in Honolulu have been in the news lately. Check out these articles. <BR> <BR> Dr. Ruth Heidrich (you may have seen her in Forks Over Knives) in an article by runsociety.com. <BR> <link>www.runsociety.com/2015/09/06/dr-rut<BR>h-heidrich-is-on-a-mission-to-heal-the<BR>-world-one-run-at-a-time/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mama T Gonsalves' vegan chili wins the 2015 Chili Pepper Festival Chili Cookoff Contest in Honolulu against omnivore contestants. One of her secrets...her chili... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 22:33:35 EST This makes me sooooooo angry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62468428 <link>www.theguardian.com/business/2015/se<BR>p/06/usda-american-egg-board-paid-blog<BR>gers-hampton-creek </link> <BR> <BR> Totally going to treat myself to some hampton cookie dough. I'm on a search to support them. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:55:40 EST Fun Chef AJ Cooking Class Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62461748 Bet you'll really love this. Here's a super fun Chef AJ Cooking Class video -- about 1 hour long. <BR> You'll be laughing and learning throughout. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/UJqZwhQF22k </link> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 20:23:24 EST Now and Zen Burgers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62439640 Here's a great sounding veg burger recipe by Chef Miyoko Schinner. Yum - enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ucdintegrativemedicine.com/recip<BR>es/now-and-zen-burger/ </link> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 03:32:16 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x62413639 Is anyone else here vegan only for health reasons and doing the Eat to Live program? Looking for support while making this program a permanent part of my life. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:17:29 EST Question About Vegan Sweet&Sour Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62396067 Good Afternoon Everybody: <BR> I'm interested if you all have any special recipes for making a sweet and sour sauce. I want to make some to serve with my brown rice, tofu, and mixed vegetables. How do you all make your sauce? I typically use juice from a pineapple, vinegar, water, and corn starch to thicken. I just want to try for something different. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:38:15 EST September Fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62385483 Hi! Another month is about to start so here's a fresh thread to tally our collective fitness minutes! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:23:31 EST Hello, my name is Christina. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x62312291 I have been a semi-vegetarian for about two years and began taking an interest in veganism earlier this year. Currently, I am reading the books Eat to Live and Skinny B*tch, which are completely changing the way I view food and the food industry. These two books were my tipping point. As of yesterday, I swore to myself to live a vegan lifestyle. Never again do I want to go back to eating meat, dairy, or eggs. They are simply not worth it. I am not too worried about the transition—before, I wa... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:08:24 EST Zucchini Tater Tots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62292321 <BR> I just saw this recipe that looks awesome. It's also quite simple. I am definitely going to try it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.shelikesfood.com/1/post/2015/08/<BR>4-ingredient-zucchini-tater-tots.html </link> <BR> <BR> Zucchini Tater Tots <BR> Prep time: 45 mins <BR> Cook time: 30 mins <BR> Total time: 1 hour 15 mins <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Side, Gluten Free, Vegan <BR> Serves: 40 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled <BR> • 2 zucchinis, about 2-3 cups shredde... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:49:20 EST August fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62244897 hi! I've been slacking with my online life! August is well underway. If you logged your exercise you can tally up what you've done so far this month....collective fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> 279 cycling <BR> + <BR> 147 jog-walking <BR> + <BR> 35 swimming <BR> + <BR> 120 yoga <BR> + <BR> 301 brisk walking <BR> = <BR> 882 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:25:58 EST homemade tofu! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x62208711 I made tofu today for the first time!! Some time ago in some thread on this team, Bilby shared a link: <link>www.plantfoods.org/demos/tofu/index.<BR>html </link> I used this combined with this one: <link>www.justhungry.com/milking-soy-bean-<BR>part-2-tofu </link> While in SF, I got some liquid nigari. Both recipes in the links use powdered nigari. Not knowing how much of the liquid to use I added a little at a time until coagulation began then I ended up adding quite a bit more. It was ... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 21:01:06 EST The Latest Annual Review (video)nutri ionfacts.org http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62167614 Here it is, Dr. Gregor's latest annual review (1 1/4 hours). If you're not familiar with Dr. Gregor, these are among the greatest (my opinion) nutrition videos ever. Every year he does a new review -- spend a little time to learn a lot! He's fun to listen to, too. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/food-as-med<BR>icine/ </link> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:05:44 EST bamboozled by Almond Breeze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62160636 Only 2% almonds in their 'almond' milk: <link>www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015<BR>/07/your-almond-milk-has-no-almonds </link> <BR> <BR> P.S. I take exception to the last sentence. Deceptive yes. Water wasting no. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 21:45:44 EST Reintroducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x62155741 Hi everyone, <BR> I've been on Sparkpeople for a while but I haven't really been taking advantage of this great site but just got back about 2 weeks ago. However, I haven't been as active as I would like because I had a very stressful few weeks. So I'm reintroducing myself again. <BR> <BR> My name is Tam and I've been trying to be a full vegan since 2009. I've been a part-time vegan for much of that time, mainly because I have binge eating issues and when I binge, I go for a lot of dairy-bas... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 09:34:48 EST Hi everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x62124569 I'm very excited to be part of this group. :) I've been vegan for well over a year now, and am absolutely loving it. In the process of becoming vegan, I actually discovered that I'm lactose intolerant, which likely explained all the headaches and nausea I was having before. Oops. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm looking to lose around 140 pounds through diet and exercise - which would put me at 125 lbs, which is generally healthy for my height (5 foot 7.) This isn't the first time I've tried to lose w... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:53:57 EST 110 day pursuit of an illegal fishing vessel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62117416 "For 110 days and more than 10,000 nautical miles across two seas and three oceans, the Bob Barker and a companion ship, both operated by the environmental organization Sea Shepherd, had trailed the Thunder, a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher. <BR> In an epic game of cat-and-mouse, the ships maneuvered through an obstacle course of giant ice floes, endured a cyclone-like storm, faced clashes between opposing crews and nearly collided in what became the longe... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:13:00 EST cilantrophobic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62102606 "... Some people may be genetically predisposed to dislike cilantro, according to often-cited studies by Charles J. Wysocki of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. But cilantrophobe genetics remain little known and aren’t under systematic investigation. Meanwhile, history, chemistry and neurology have been adding some valuable pieces to the puzzle..." <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/dining/14<BR>curious.html </link> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:21:00 EST the 300 pound vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62089093 I am so taken with David Carter. He is a defensive lineman. He can bench 470 and squat 660. He played football for UCLA and in the NFL has has played for the Arizona Cardinals, the Dallas Cowboys, the Oakland Raiders, and most recently the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has a website that looks pretty new; there isn't much on it: <link>www.the300poundvegan.com/ </link> I learned of him listening to a Rich Roll interview with him. I found the interview fascinating. <BR> <BR> RR begins the inter... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:30:59 EST Chef AJ's Indiegogo Campaign http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62081692 Chef AJ has an Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for the next 6 episodes of her Healthy Living Show on Foody TV. She paid for the first 6 episodes out of her savings. There are 7 days left for her to reach her goal. She's giving some nice perks, too. I gave a donation and am looking forward to getting some special recipes. <BR> <BR> Chef AJ's recipes are amazing. I learned a dessert recipe in a live class with her and already made it three times for large gatherings (each a different ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:35:54 EST Your Best Advice for New Vegans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62078150 Hi! Let's have a reference thread to share our very best ideas for people who are transitioning to become vegans and would like some good ideas! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:27:06 EST Green Bronx Machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62066289 Stephen Ritz is amazing. I am in awe. <link>greenbronxmachine.org/portfolio/siem<BR>ens-features-green-bronx-machine/ </link> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:00:00 EST A tip when using an iPad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62044008 Don't start writing a post on Safari and temporarily close the browser. It seems that sometimes your draft disappears when you reopen Safari. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 03:35:22 EST Social media http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x62044005 Hi <BR> <BR> What social media platforms other than Sparkpeople do you use and what for? <BR> <BR> I'm using Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. FB to connect with people I know, Pinterest to save ideas and organise by theme. Instagram and Twitter to connect with other vegans etc. <BR> <BR> Lysi77 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 03:33:08 EST July fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61908750 Hello! A new month is here! Add your exercise minutes to the previous poster! <BR> <BR> <BR> 60 yoga <BR> + <BR> 30 biking <BR> + <BR> 24 running <BR> + <BR> 10 physio and weights <BR> = <BR> 124 Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:06:32 EST I'm back!:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x61902721 I've been gone a long time (three years or so), but I'm back. Falling off the vegan wagon always means falling off the healthy train. I'm not here just for weight loss, but I'm definitely hoping to lose some weight. I am here to stave off illness and ensure longevity. <BR> <BR> For summer I'm eating a low fat raw diet of fruits and vegetables. In the fall I'll slowly bring back some cooked foods, but maintain high raw. Well, that's my plan anyway. :) <BR> <BR> I see some familiar "face... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:17:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x61896286 Hi, I just joined spark people the other day. Currently trying to be more mindful of what I eat and cut way back on sugar. I have been vegetarian for years and just recently went fully vegan at home. I still do eat cheese sometimes when I go out, but not often. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:00:02 EST all-vegan culinary & sightseeing tour. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61858018 For some people, travelling in a vegan group might be a great way to make new friends. For people new to this way of eating, the support - as well as being away from the 'old' environment - might be just the thing to help you consolidate. And, have a vacation :-) <BR> Otis Beanery has just announced an all-vegan culinary and sightseeing tour for the Pacific Northwest of the USA in fall 2015: <BR> "Otis Beanery is proud to offer you a fantastic opportunity to sample the sights and savour the f... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:18:50 EST Whole Grain Mustard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61828574 I just learned today about whole grain mustard. I'd never heard of it before. Don't know if you all know about it. I'll be looking for it and giving it a try. If you have tried it before, let me know your thoughts, its taste, how you like to use it, etc. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:20:56 EST arctic animules, mostly: photo essay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61813194 <link>earthjustice.org/features/photo-essa<BR>y-arctic?utm_source=crm&utm_content=bu<BR>tton&curation=ebrief </link> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:02:53 EST Gorgeous Vegan Food & Lifestyle Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61686894 This is such a beautifully presented site and the recipes look delicious -- created by <BR> Jenne&#769; Claiborne. <BR> <BR> <link>sweetpotatosoul.com/ </link> Sat, 6 Jun 2015 03:05:32 EST Amy’s Kitchen to Launch Vegetarian Restaurant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61665131 <BR> If you hadn't heard, Amy's Kitchen is opening a restaurant in Cali featuring many of it's popular food items. This sounds very exciting. <BR> <BR> Amy’s Kitchen to Launch Vegetarian Drive-Thru Restaurant <BR> <link>vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=<BR>6710&catId=1 </link> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 14:30:15 EST standing desks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61647127 It's taken me so long to get around to doing this, putting a milk crate upside down on my drawing table and putting a few yoga blocks on another high-ish surface. What delight, liberation, and energy I have as a result. Unbelievable. As a child I always drew standing up. I also played woodwinds standing up. I can raise the height of my drawing table up 10" more so I won't need the crate. It shouldn't have been a surprise. Does anyone else use a standing desk? Huffington Post has a slideshow... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:23:40 EST June Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61637512 Hello! A new month is here! Add your exercise minutes to the previous poster! <BR> We got more than 10,000 collective fitness minutes in May....what can we get for June? Sun, 31 May 2015 19:42:45 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x61636260 I joined back in January, but never bothered using any of the community features before now. I am 30-something years old and hoping to lose 30-something pounds to be at my goal weight. Sun, 31 May 2015 16:04:45 EST Yogivore - easy 21-day yoga challege http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61616116 Hi! Did you read about the Happy Herbivore Yogivore Challenge? <BR> <BR> I'm doing it, I'd love a thread to keep me motivated! It's free and it's going to be easy poses because she's drawing in people who haven't done yoga yet too. The challenge for me will be to actually do it every day! <BR> <BR> It starts Monday, June 1st...so you have a few days to think about it and figure out a space to do it. My apartment is pretty small but I can do some simple yoga. <BR> <BR> <link>happyherbivor... Fri, 29 May 2015 08:58:09 EST Log in, bonus and team points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61590555 Here you can post your log in points on the wheel, your bonus points on the wheel then your team points which helps highlight your team and also adds points to your total points for the day. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:19 EST Superb lectures offered by Chef AJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61587846 I found this wonderful site hosted by Chef AJ offering a host of magnificent lectures with all sorts of interesting and knowledgeable people. Check it out here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthytasteonline.com/chef-aj-t<BR>eleclasses.html </link> Tue, 26 May 2015 05:39:18 EST 3 Mindset Secrets in Getting to a Plant Based Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61562784 Rosane Oliveira is a veterinarian, a researcher, and a professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at the University of California Davis. She writes a blog on living plant based. Check out her inspiring work at: <BR> <link>www.ucdintegrativemedicine.com/2015/<BR>05/get-to-plant-based-with-these-3-min<BR>dset-secrets/ </link> Sat, 23 May 2015 00:24:54 EST Free Lectures - Live Vegan Vibrantly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61524661 Beginning May 27th there will be a series of free on-line lectures to those who sign up here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.liveveganvibrantly.com </link> <BR> <BR> There are 23 different speakers, including Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Dr. Neil Barnard, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, and Chef AJ. The description (after signing up) says they will send two links per day, so it sounds like that means 2 lectures a day -- which means it would run for almost 2 weeks. I don't know anymore th... Mon, 18 May 2015 18:19:56 EST vegan soccer players http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61504607 I've been getting excited for the Women's World Cup starting this June in Canada. <BR> <BR> Amy Walsh, a former member and captain of the Canadian women’s national soccer team (1998-2009), and is a former professional soccer player and Olympian, has been a vegan and is a yoga practitioner and teacher. I understand she teaches yoga to soccer players, men and women. <BR> <BR> Kara Lang is an Olympian and former member of the Canadian women's world cup soccer team. "She competed at the Beij... Sat, 16 May 2015 12:43:41 EST lovage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x61504233 At last night's supper I was served the most delicious grated carrots I have ever eaten. I thought I tasted lime juice, parsley, and cardamom. The cook told me, no. I was eating fresh mint, parsley, and lovage. The lovage was growing right outside. Whilst writing this note I'm gnawing on some fresh lovage. This plant is utterly new to me. Do you use lovage in your cooking? Sat, 16 May 2015 11:41:53 EST 25 Supplements That May Not Be Vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61416823 Nice to see the Vegan True line by Source Naturals. I've always trusted that brand. <BR> <BR> <link>blog.luckyvitamin.com/supplements/25<BR>-animal-ingredients-in-supplements-tha<BR>t-arent-vegan/?utm_source=bronto&utm_m<BR>edium=email&utm_term=Read+More+%3E&utm<BR>_content=Source+Naturals+Top+Sellers+S<BR>ale&utm_campaign=Source+Naturals+-+May+2015 </link> Wed, 6 May 2015 11:05:15 EST How to Make Your Own Fruit & Veggie Wash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61413737 Here's something a little unexpected. I plan on trying it soon! <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-make<BR>-your-own-fruit-and-vegetable-wash/ </link> Wed, 6 May 2015 03:45:45 EST May Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61397121 Hello! A new month is here! What exercise have you been doing? Let's try to collectively get more than 6000 fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> 45 bike <BR> + <BR> 63 walk <BR> + <BR> 50 jog-walk <BR> + <BR> 48 walk <BR> + <BR> 10 weights <BR> + <BR> 90 walk <BR> = <BR> 306 <BR> Mon, 4 May 2015 09:52:13 EST TRIVIA CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61395031 In the list of points you find trivia. You learn so many things there. In the new challenge we will copy the first two lines which is the daily and monthly. As we go we will learn as the questions repeat themselves. Please join me. Mon, 4 May 2015 04:57:06 EST Hi There:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x61384402 I just joined spark mid april, to track my calories and activity level as I am trying to shred about 50 lbs. <BR> <BR> I have been vegan since Sept 2014! Although a bit of a junk-food vegan ;-P <BR> Working on changing those habits and trying to cut down on the amount of processed foods in my diet <BR> (I type as my daiiya cheeze lovers pizza in the over HAHA) <BR> <BR> I am 25 and from Pennsylvania, live with my two loves : fiance and a little 7 pound fluff ball named Tori we rescued... Sat, 2 May 2015 20:51:35 EST PlantPure Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61327863 I attended a screening of this excellent movie today! It's not the final cut, but it looks great. It wasn't as inspiring as Forks Over Knives, for me, but maybe the final edit will have more. Actually, Nelson said the final edit will have 2 powerful parts added to to. T. Colin Campbell was there too for a q&a! <BR> <BR> Watch for prescreenings like this in your city, and for it to hit theatres in July! <BR> <BR> <link>plantpurenation.com/ </link> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:46:35 EST zero waste gal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61327581 How cool is she? <link>www.cnn.com/2015/04/22/living/zero-w<BR>aste-lifestyle-shreeves/index.html </link> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:02:45 EST produce water footprint guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61327530 <link>www.wired.com/2015/04/wireds-guide-p<BR>roduce-wont-make-drought-worse/ </link> <BR> <BR> And more graphics and information including animal derived products: <link>www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln<BR>-water-hungry-foods-20150406-story.html </link> <BR> and <BR> <link>graphics.latimes.com/food-water-foot<BR>print/ </link> (refresh to get different random plates) <BR> And to see in details beyond my understanding exactly how much water animal agriculture uses from UNESCO I... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:52:16 EST Hi, I'm new to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x61292337 but I've been a vegan since July 1991. <BR> <BR> This is unrelated to this group but does anybody know where to set the weight loss ticker at the bottom to pounds? Mine is in kg and my bathroom scale is in pounds! <BR> <BR> It says I've lost 3kg but I've lost 3 pounds, not kg! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:26:21 EST Ultimate Summit for Plant-Based Enthusiasts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61278705 From Thursday Apr 23rd to Sunday Apr 26th there will be a "Nurture Your Health Forum: Ultimate Summit for Plant-Based Enthusiasts" on-line. It's free if you sign up and videos will be available for 7 days after each lecture. The first day starts off with Chef AJ, then Juliana Hever, and Chef Ramses Bravo. <BR> <BR> This is very different from the "Food Revolution Summit" (Mon Apr 27th to Fri May 1st) which definitely has some great speakers but is a mix of many different food philosophie... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:27:37 EST Artisinal Vegan Cheeses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61169389 I came across this interesting bit in NPR's The Salt, about Artisinal Vegan Cheeses made from nut milks cultured with lactobacillus acidophilus. They sound like something I'd actually want to eat, unlike the oily-plasticky vegan cheezez I've seen on the market. <BR> <BR> It would be fun trying to make this kind of cheese at home, too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/07<BR>/397860392/hold-the-mammal-daring-to-m<BR>ake-dairy-free-cheese-from-nuts?utm_so<BR>urce=facebook... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:21:27 EST Forks Over Knives giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61156459 To celebrate the launch of the Forks Over Knives Android App, ForksOverKnives.com is giving away lots of free goodies, including a Samsung Galaxy S6 or a Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE. Samsung is not affiliated with the giveaway. <BR> <BR> If interested, you can sign up here: <link>www.forksoverknives.com/giveaways/wi<BR>n-a-samsung-galaxy-s6-packed-with-fork<BR>s-over-knives-goodies/?lucky=53243 </link> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 21:24:58 EST Changing the World from the Bottom Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61155841 Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son, Nelson Campbell, have started a grass-roots campaign to get the word out about the power of eating plants. The campaign is called PlantPure Nation. They have a new documentary and started a Kickstarter Campaign to support it (I became a minor contributor! If you want, you can, too.) <BR> <BR> "The Latest Vegan Plant-Based News" published an article about the campaign yesterday. It has links to their website and also to the Kickstarter Campain site: <B... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 20:02:39 EST The Feds Agree--Vegan is Best for the Planet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61142278 When did you ever expect to see a headline like this???? <BR> <BR> <link>thehill.com/regulation/237767-vegan-<BR>diet-best-for-planet-federal-report-says </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:35:54 EST Watch "Cowspiracy" on-line Earthday for $1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61120792 On Earthday, April 22nd, the makers of the excellent documentary "Cowspiracy" will be offering it for viewing on-line for just $1.00 (U.S.) I've seen this film twice and was glad to watch it the second time around. -- Eye-opening even for people who feel like they're pretty well informed. <BR> <BR> The announcement page is here: <BR> <link>http://www.thunderclap.it/projects/2<BR>4052-watch-cowspiracy-on-earth-day </link> <BR> <BR> Use this link to go to viewing site on the day: <l... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 03:41:21 EST food revolution summit 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61116380 Last year's had several speakers interesting to me. This team had a thread about it with a link that will work for this year's as well: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x57480722 </link> Myself, I'm most interested in Raj Patel and Will Allen. There's all kinds of stuff to choose from. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 14:28:42 EST movement & fitness: information & videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61106124 There are various vids and writings I've gathered from the ether which have motivated me, informed me, made me laugh, moved me ... What has been relevant to me has not necessarily been vegan specific. <BR> <BR> Here is Carson Dean's Uptown Funk Treadmill Dance: <link>youtu.be/IWu9o5zrj3g </link> <BR> <BR> Do you have anything which you would like to share? Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:11:40 EST April fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61090159 Hi! We rocked March! How many collective fitness minutes can we rack up for April? <BR> <BR> Post here with the activity you did and how many minutes you did it for. Add your minutes to the total posted by the previous team member! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:12:08 EST capturing vitamin D with mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61068546 "We evolved living in more sunlight than today. We make our own vitamin D when sunlight hits our skin cells. Many people living in the northern hemisphere, however, suffer from lower levels of vitamin D during the fall, winter and spring. Fortunately, you can make your own supply of vitamin D-enriched mushrooms by simply exposing them to sunlight. You can sun-dry or UV-zap store-bought or homegrown shiitake, maitake, button, and many other mushroom species. My personal preference is home grow... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:42:08 EST Earth Hour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61067286 Did you honour Earth Hour yesterday? If yes, how? <BR> <BR> I went to candlelit yoga, like I have every Earth Hour so far. Namaste! <BR> <BR> (I know, the WWF isn't exactly a vegan-supportive organization but I love the idea of Earth Hour and there are worse organizations to support...I gave the minimum $10 donation) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:55:16 EST Recipe Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61049851 Do you have a tried and true recipe to share? Or a link that looks promising even if you haven't tried it yet? <BR> <BR> This isn't new, but I'm liking it because I'd like to change up my salad a bit and different dressings will add some zip: <BR> <link>kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2013/07/15-v<BR>egan-salad-dressing-recipes.html </link> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:01:33 EST Snack Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61049757 Hi! Whatcha got for your snack today? <BR> <BR> A few raw pistachios here for me. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:47:41 EST Dinner Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61049751 What's for dinner at your house? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:47:04 EST Lunch Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61049746 Hi! What did you have for lunch today? <BR> <BR> I had quinoa with shredded carrots, edamame, tempeh, slivered almonds, shredded cabbage, bok choy and lime dressing. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:46:32 EST The Breakfast Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x61049738 Hi ho! What did you have for breakkie today? <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:45:18 EST Peanut Butter Oat Rollups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x61008959 Made these over the weekend - substituted honey with maple syrup and chocolate chips with cocoa nibs (since i had no choc chips in the house). Yummy energy balls <BR> <BR> <link>www.getcreativejuice.com/2014/10/pea<BR>nut-butter-oatmeal-energy-bites.html </link> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:16:33 EST 60 Great Vegan Recipes from The Vegan Experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x60971967 WillBoyWonder originally posted this in the Weekend Coffee Break thread. It looked so good I thought I'd post it here for those who don't do coffee. <BR> <BR> <link>www.seriouseats.com/2013/03/vegan-re<BR>cipes-mains-soups-salads-breakfasts-sa<BR>ndwiches-appetizers.html </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:10:22 EST Free Vegan Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60932127 Heather Nicholds is a vegan nutritionist. Right now she's offering a free three-day vegan meal plan -- a sample of her work. She also offers free on-line cooking demos and recipes. To sign up for the meal plan, here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link>heathernicholds.com/free-meal-plan </link> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:57:20 EST Famed Bollywood Actor Goes Vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60915637 Famed Bollywood Actor Goes Vegan <BR> <BR> <link>epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.<BR>aspx?eid=31821&articlexml=Aamir-goes-t<BR>he-vegan-way-11032015026010 </link> <BR> <BR> He made the change after watching a video. You can watch that same video here: <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-t<BR>he-leading-causes-of-death/ </link> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:53:27 EST Yogic Meditation & the Boosting of Your Telomeres http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60914836 Telomeres cap off and protect our DNA strand ends like aglets for shoelaces. The longer the telomeres, the better the protection from cancers and other ills caused by the break down of DNA. Check out this video explaining study results showing things that break down and those that build up telomeres (you already know one of these, from the title of this post.) <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/does-medita<BR>tion-affect-cellular-aging/ </link> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:18:52 EST Healthy Habits Reset Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60902588 Hiya! I just noticed this challenge. Who wants to join? Add your email and I guess you'll get a daily reminder about the challenge. <BR> <BR> Day 1: Welcome <BR> <BR> The entry talks about having an ongoing health goal and says we need to break it down into small steps. I have to many goals, I don't know yet which one I'll focus on! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=30_days_to_a_more_balanced_you </link> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:28:51 EST Improving the Vegeterranean Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60884406 Here's a great new vid from nutritionfacts.org. The Mediterranean Diet is good. A Vegan Mediterranean Diet even better. What? - you say you can improve on it still? <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/improving-o<BR>n-the-mediterranean-diet/?utm_source=r<BR>ss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=improvi<BR>ng-on-the-mediterranean-diet&utm_sourc<BR>e=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=2f96<BR>5911b1-RSS_VIDEO_DAILY&utm_medium=emai<BR>l&utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-2f965911b1-21937729 </link> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:50:00 EST It might be time to start planning your garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60867240 It's March! Still bitter cold and blustery in much of the world (Spring will be stretching, yawning, clambering out of its nest soon), heading towards Autumn Down Under, and in my part of the world still temperate - becoming less rainy. Doesn't it seem a good time to dream about and start planning a garden?! <BR> <BR> This article Organic Gardener Phil Nauta (smilinggardener.org) wrote last year caught my imagination. I almost didn't post it because at the bottom he added in a transcribed... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:19:47 EST Fitness evaluation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60832324 I've always suspected it, but now it's official: my core strength sucks! <BR> <BR> Did a fitness assessment recently and my stats were good to excellent everywhere but the sit up 'test'. I was almost of the chart bad on that one. I kind of suspected it seeing how I can't even do a proper sit up (trainer had to hold my feet down, haha). But now I know for sure. Trying to look for the silver lining, at least now I know what to focus on and push myself for improvement. <BR> <BR> As I don't nec... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:39:39 EST Do plants feel pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60811814 In this video, Gary Yourofsky tackles this myth we've all be confronted with, by someone who eats animals: <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_uo<BR>r8oxrAg&feature=youtu.be </link> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:40:36 EST March fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60805432 Hi! We did a great job with this for February, let's do it again! <BR> <BR> Post here with the activity you did and how many minutes you did it for. Add your minutes to the total posted by the previous member! Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:25:15 EST where everyone's a tightrope walker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60804712 Not a vegan story in and of itself but the story and the photos delight this vegan: <link>theweek.com/captured/443906/tiny-rus<BR>sian-village-everyones-tightrope-walker </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:00:48 EST Happy Herbivore March Steps Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60782042 Hey Vegans! <BR> <BR> Happy Herbivore has a steps challenge for the month of March. Sign up if you like and on March 1 she'll instruct us on how to log the steps I guess. <BR> <BR> She writes passionately about the value of being active, but ends with: "Remember: you can't out-walk a bad diet ;) What goes IN THE MOUTH is far more important." (how true! wish I could just go to zumba every day and eat whatever I want, haha) <BR> <BR> <link>happyherbivore.com/2015/02/100000-st<BR>eps-chal... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:57:20 EST bosco verticale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60725350 <link>vimeo.com/77235516 </link> and <link>vimeo.com/77234118 </link> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:42:26 EST gym bag efficiency? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60688417 Hi! Do you have any cool tips to share? <BR> <BR> I'm often in a rush to get to work after the gym and every minute counts in the mornings! <BR> <BR> I have a zippered pouch for toiletries, a zippered pouch for lock-Garmin-HRM, a drawstring bag for clean clothes and another drawstring bag for sweaty clothes. I also have to carry my lunch for later, and tea travel mug. And all the winter clothes for now. It's a little nutty in a crowded locker room before work! So many people trying to claim... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:45:44 EST do you write in your cookbooks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60678151 Now that I've finally started cooking more different things....I'm wondering if you annotate your cookbooks? Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:32:32 EST the beet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60668465 Reading this article <link>foodrevolution.org/blog/health-benef<BR>its-beets/ </link> about the many ways in which beets are healthy for us, this caught my eye, "Anything we can eat that bleeds as red and readily as the beet deserves our immediate respect. In fact, this vegetable often leaves a veritable crime scene behind it, converting a spotless kitchen counter into a nutrient-dense blood bath in a matter of minutes." I always knew that beets were great. Aside from their nutritional acc... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:58:54 EST running/walking history graph? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60640840 Hello! <BR> <BR> Wondering if there's something like this on SparkPeople or some other fitness site...though I don't really want to join many more sites! <BR> <BR> I'd like to have a graph showing how fast I walk-jog 5K over time....a nice visual to show my progress. I'm doing Cardiac Rehab now (had heart surgery ages ago) and I'm not running but power walking for now. I'd love to have a dot on a chart once a week for my best time that week and see it change over time. <BR> <BR> I can m... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:39:07 EST Finding the best B12 Supplement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60613744 This article is by Ginny Messina, author of "Vegan For Her", and co-author of "Never Too Late To Go Vegan", and "Vegan For Life". <BR> <BR> <link>www.theveganrd.com/2015/02/finding-t<BR>he-best-vegan-vitamin-b12-supplement.html </link> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 22:03:52 EST just keep running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60599614 Lovely short film about Ruby Muir trail-runner: <link>vimeo.com/113123206 </link> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 15:37:14 EST Innovations in Food Science? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60591464 Here's something that just came out on One Green Planet -- a new innovation in food science. As I began to read I thought, why not just eat plants? If you, too, are cringing, read down to the end. Regular tofu for me, please. <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/m<BR>ealworm-insect-tofu-cornell/?utm_sourc<BR>e=Green+Monster+Mailing+List&utm_campa<BR>ign=fbd486fe7c-NEWSLETTER_EMAIL_CAMPAI<BR>GN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbf62dd<BR>f34-fbd486fe7c-105926217 </link> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:04:38 EST farmers use fresh food to fight racial injustice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60583294 <link>www.truth-out.org/news/item/28916-ra<BR>dical-farmers-use-fresh-food-to-fight-<BR>racial-injustice-and-the-new-jim-crow </link> Here are a couple of excerpts from the article: <BR> <BR> "...The Black Lives Matter movement has brought to national attention the fact that people of color are disproportionately targeted by police stops, arrests, and police violence. And once they’re in the system, they tend to receive subpar legal representation and longer sentences, and are less likely ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 20:32:09 EST What is Zoni, you ask? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60560138 Zoni is a traditional Japanese soup that includes mochi and several other ingredients. It is a traditional dish eaten on New Year’s Day in each household in order to pray for the safety of the family for the entire year. Along with such traditional dishes such as osechi ryori (special dishes for New Year) and otoso (New Year’s sake), zoni is an essential on New Year’s Day. <BR> <BR> Read More: <BR> <link>sg.sushiandsake.net/special/food/det<BR>ail_16 </link> <BR> <BR> https://sg.sushian... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:46:18 EST VFN FitBit Activity Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60538449 Hiya! <BR> <BR> I just started a FitBit group for this team. If you have a FitBit, please join! <BR> <BR> It's pretty snowy and cold this winter here and I missed my daily target a few times in January so I'm hoping for motivation from a friendly competition. <BR> <BR> If the link doesn't work by clicking, try copy & paste..it's not working by clicking for me? <BR> <link>www.fitbit.com/group/22QQQK </link> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:11:39 EST Upcoming Races and Fitness Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60526795 Would you like to share you upcoming fitness events? Copy and paste the list into a reply post, and add your event, in chronologiocal order: <BR> <BR> May 5, 2015 - Colour Me Rad 5K, Toronto - MAGNOLIA416 <BR> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:22:06 EST Team Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x60525874 Hi everyone, This may sound crazy to a diehard vegan, but.. how do you get 8.5 veggies and 3 fruits daily? Can you give me some examples on how you do this? I would like to join this team even if only to learn. Any help would be appreciated. Plus I have a 17 year old boy in the house who, of course, is not a very big veggie eater. I can get at least one a day down him but that <BR> is about it, if even that. Thanks <em>58</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:49:20 EST Baked Falafel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18947x486x60523623 If you like falafel like I do, try this baked version. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1383953&utm_content=buffe<BR>r35479&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pl<BR>us.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer </link> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:03:17 EST February Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60520925 Hi! Want to keep a tally of collective fitness minutes each month? <BR> <BR> Post here with the activity you did and how many minutes you did it for. Add your minutes to the total posted by the previous member! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:26:51 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x486x60494060 Hello, everyone! My name is Sharon, and I'm not new to Spark, but I've been away since the holidays and I need to get my spark back! <BR> I went vegetarian in November, and I'm working on going vegan. Really having a hard time giving up the cheese! <em>198</em> <BR> I'm looking forward to making some new vegan friends and learning a lot here. Have a great day everybody! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:10:50 EST Check it out: The Vegan Minstrel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60480881 The Vegan Minstrel: <BR> <link>youtu.be/GKT35ywxpUw </link> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:55:16 EST orthotics - pros and cons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60475384 Hi! <BR> <BR> My group insurance will pay for at least part of the cost for me to get custom orthotics. I do have flat feet. <BR> <BR> A clerk at the Running Room told me she doesn't always advocate for people to get orthotics, because they become dependent on them. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:59:09 EST The Millennium ~ San Fran Vegan Restaurant closing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60446495 The Millennium, a decades old vegan restaurant within the Hotel California in San Francisco will be closing this Spring as new hotel owners no longer want a restaurant on the property. <BR> <BR> The Chef (who is one of the co-owners) and one of the General Managers are considering opening a new place, possibly in the East Bay -- they'll be launching a Kickstarter Campaign in the near future -- now could be your chance if you've ever wanted to own a restaurant. <BR> <BR> Interesting New It... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:19:53 EST Viva La Vegan! Top 10 Articles from 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60446200 <link>www.vivalavegan.net/community/update<BR>s/1024-top-10-articles-for-2014-on-viv<BR>a-la-vegan.html?utm_content=buffer4a63<BR>6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=faceboo<BR>k.com&utm_campaign=buffer </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:49:38 EST How To Care For Yourself If You Get The Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60445386 Here's a video and blog post by Heather Nicholds on ways to care for yourself if you start feeling under the weather or have the devil of a flu. <BR> <BR> <link>www.heathernicholds.com/health/fight<BR>ing-flu?awt_l=74jpw&awt_m=3kxKJrhG5wcO_ZW </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:19:23 EST A Terrifying Look at McDonald's French Fries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60437586 I don't eat this stuff, know they're not health food, and am pretty convinced McDonald's doesn't care anything about people's well being, but I was still awed and appalled to see what goes into their french fries. <BR> <BR> Hmmm, what could be in there? Potatoes, oil, salt, ...? Check out these 19 ingredients. Hydrogenated oils anyone? This is McDonald's attempt to calm the masses...somehow it isn't working on me. <BR> <BR> <BR> Oops, I had to use a different link. The video I'm re... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:01:53 EST How to transform your bad habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60437428 Interesting article,covering key pinters from Alexandra Jamieson at http://wellandgood.com/2015/01/20/how-to-c<BR>hange-bad-eating-habits/ <BR> <BR> I'm particularly familiar #2,especially when so tired that I have no motivation to engage with others. I am, however, swapping the couch with the gym when I can (although not if I have to work late, in which case the couch, or even better the bed it is) <BR> <BR> Are any of these bad habits yours? Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:44:09 EST sunchoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60437282 What an extraordinary tuber is the sunchoke! Crunchy and very slightly sweet. My mother has been dreaming of them for weeks having grown them for years but a long time ago. The gal who lives with my folks, reared on a farm in the Himalayas, had not yet eaten them in this country. They arrived in the box today. Quiet reveries amidst the munching. Does anyone else enjoy the sunchoke? Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:04:47 EST DNA Protecting Spices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x60426854 Here's a nutritionfacts.org blog post on spices that are highly protective of DNA and some that have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric has both! But...cooked turmeric protects DNA best, and raw turmeric is the way to go if you're looking for anti-inflammatory help. <BR> <BR> Aww, but you should read it yourself; it's pretty interesting. At least I think so <em>224</em> <BR> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:38:30 EST