SparkPeople McDougall Plans Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28465 If it comes from the ground, EAT IT! Dr. McDougall's Plan can ward off illness, cut out the pounds and taste good, too. Gain health, lose weight & eat well. Who could ask for more? Join us today! SparkPeople McDougall Plans Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28465 Spinach Artichoke Dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x75137606 Spinach Artichoke dip <BR> <BR> 1 can canneloni or white beans, rinsed and drained <BR> 8 oz silken tofu, drained or <BR> 1/2 cup almond milk (add more or less tor the right consistency) <BR> 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1/2 cup grated carrots <BR> 2 Tbsp lemon juice <BR> 2 Tbsp vinegar (any kind) <BR> 2 med-large garlic cloves or 1 tsp garlic powder <BR> 1 tsp onion powder <BR> 3/4 tsp salt, or to taste (you could use celery salt and omit the celery seeds) <BR> 1 tsp smoked paprik... Mon, 1 Feb 2021 13:19:48 EST Goals and the New Year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x74942708 What were your accomplishents this past year? <BR> What are your goals for next year? Thu, 31 Dec 2020 13:12:39 EST Easy Plant based Holiday Appetizers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74832842 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BXd1qsyD4E </link> Wed, 9 Dec 2020 10:39:46 EST Farina Dumplings (no oil or shortening) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74817484 Farina Dumplings <BR> <BR> 1 mashed potato <BR> 1 tblsp ground flax <BR> 1/3 cup wheat farina <BR> 1/4 cup ww flour <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1//2 tsp poultry seasoning <BR> <BR> Mash potato. Add 1 tblsp ground flax and let sit 5 minutes. <BR> <BR> Add rest of the ingredients (used a fork for mashing everything together well) and form into walnut sized balls. Drop into simmering water. Remove when they float or are cooked for 10-15 minutes. <BR> <BR> I was really pleased with how they turned ... Sun, 6 Dec 2020 13:28:52 EST Our Humanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x74798628 One of the really great things about McDougall and the WFPB lifestyle, is the cost savings of eating good healthy foods. It is estimated that compared to SAD eating, WFPB saves 16% of a food budget. And that alone says nothing of the cost savings of staying healthy! <BR> <BR> There's much more to poverty than meets the eye. The ability to cook, the learning to cook, the equipment and time needed to cook and prepare, the roof over our heads, and the constant stress of paying bills and holdin... Thu, 3 Dec 2020 00:33:24 EST I'm New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x74752412 Hello everyone, I am fairly new to Spark and just wandering around looking for a community. I have been vegan 5 years, but tend to lean on convenience foods. I am going to be focusing on WFPB and the Starch Solution. <BR> <BR> Hoping to make some friends online. <BR> Just wanted to say hello. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:43:12 EST Fiber check in, everyone welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x74642841 HI! <BR> I want to emphasize how and why fiber is SO IMPORTANT. <BR> <BR> I know it is easy to think, I need to lose weight so I'll cut back on bread or I'll cut back on beans, but then you've cut back on fiber. <BR> Fiber is like a broom, sweeping up toxins, extra hormones, waste products from your small intestine, to get that out. If you don't do that, you have a dirty colon. TSK TSK, (kidding). <BR> <BR> If you were to want to do a cleanse, fiber and lots of water, is how you do it. You... Wed, 4 Nov 2020 16:45:41 EST Christmas Baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74625639 If you've been very very good all year long, then Christmas Baking is for you! <BR> <BR> I found these two compliant recipes for Fruit cake and Christmas Cake, and thought, oh YEAH, I might do that. (except many nuts, for us, but still! ) Use dried fruit, apricots, prunes, raisins, currants, dates, dried mango, dried pineapple, and doesn't that sound good?! <BR> <BR> <link>https://plantstronglibrarian.wordpre<BR>ss.com/2016/11/14/fruit-cake/ </link> <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> <link>ht... Sun, 1 Nov 2020 16:29:28 EST Daily Protein Requirements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x74625276 From the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (associated with Doctors from George Washington University Medical school):"It's easy to get all the protein you need without eating meat, dairy, or eggs. An average woman needs about 46 grams of protein per day; the average man about 56." <BR> <BR> BTW: I am more impressed with the WHO's research because it is not funded by big meat industry dollars, nor are their leaders being injected with large meat industry lobbying dollars as are o... Sun, 1 Nov 2020 14:59:59 EST A Good Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x74618412 <link>https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/202<BR>0/10/26/foundation-practices/ </link> <BR> <BR> Most of us here, already practice many of these foundational practices for a good life. <BR> It never hurts to find one or two that are worth thinking about, to improve on them. <BR> 10. One new experience each week. <BR> This one is hard to come up with for me. Right now I have new projects and new experiences to work on, but come Nov and Dec--I need to get thinking on this one. Winters here ke... Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:18:56 EST Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x74618394 This is a good article about the hormones that regulate our happiness. McDougall recommends exercise and that is brought up in two of the hormones in the article. <BR> <link>https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-boo<BR>st-happiness-hormones-like-serotonin-a<BR>nd-dopamine-in-everyday-life/ </link> <BR> <BR> Remember, our gut holds some of our nerves, like our brain, there is a network of tissues holding our guts together, that resemble in many ways our spinal and brain cells. These tissues make... Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:11:06 EST Hot and Sour Soup and Taco Soup recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74594960 MrsLivingWell and any others who have a good recipe for these soups, would you share them? <BR> I see them on what you are eating for breakfast, and I would love to try them! Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:03:43 EST Grain Cooking Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74536452 You might find this useful if you are trying new grains in your lifestyle. I usually cook whole grains like pasta, testing to see if it is done and chewy, then drain. This chart is more helpful. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3bf30846-268f-4a22-b5e9-43f2bc84c39a.jpg"> Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:09:43 EST Anti-oxidant and spice shots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x74494488 Anyone else drink a quick little spice and anti-oxidant shot every day? <BR> <BR> I do, it's 1/4-1/3 tsp of each of amla, turmeric, and black cumin seed ground, some ground pepper. I mix it with 2 oz of cold water, and slug it down. (I don't like the taste very much so I drink it fast and get on with whatever I'm doing.) <BR> <BR> https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/amla/ <BR> https://nutritionfacts.org/video/evidenc<BR>e-based-weight-loss-live-presentation/ <BR> https://nutritionfacts.org/t... Thu, 8 Oct 2020 23:13:37 EST Artificial Sweeteners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x74414399 He says: https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2010nl/ju<BR>n/sugar.htm <BR> <BR> and : https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2006nl/no<BR>v/sweeteners.htm <BR> <BR> He says they are unnecessary and unwise. <BR> <BR> So talk me off the cliff. I found a bottle of sucralose sweetener flavored like English Toffee in the top back of my pantry last week. Jordan's Skinny Syrup. Zero calories, zero fat. Tastes good. A tsp in tea, is phenomenal. <BR> <BR> I am very strict but I'm bending. Help! How bad d... Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:01:29 EST Mrslivingwell's Moussaka http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74395566 Normal moussaka is made with a lot of fat in the form of oil and cheese. Mine is a lot healthier and has less calories to boot! I make a fat free roux several times a week for either gravy, tomato gravy, white sauce, bechamel or hollandaise. They are all basically the same but some use plant milk and some use vegetable stock (who am I kidding, I just use water and add flavoring like garlic and onion--too lazy, too busy). <BR> <BR> Mousakka <BR> <BR> Eggplant <BR> 1 flax egg (1 tblsp ground... Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:05:59 EST Places to 'hide' your greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74373422 If you don't mind your greens, like I like just kale and vinegar a little salt. But what if you dehydrate your kale, or freeze it? <BR> <BR> Any greens, dark lettuces, spinach, kale, collards. <BR> <BR> This recipe is new to me. Shamrock Shakes, VEGAN. <BR> Skip the salt, use whatever sweetener you are allowed. (I'd use date syrup/paste.) <BR> https://audreydunham.com/healthy-vegan-s<BR>hamrock-shakes/ <BR> <BR> 2 1/2 Cups Non-Dairy Milk (592 ml)2 1/2 Cups Non-Dairy Milk (592 ml) <BR> ... Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:13:03 EST Healthy friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x74316415 I need to bring up this topic because it comes up in my life on a regular basis. I am hoping we can have a lively discussion about this aspect of the McDougall lifestyle in each of our lives. <BR> <BR> I have friends, acquaintances, family, husband, grown children, online friends. <BR> Sometimes these groups of friends (lets just call them all friends), have very different ways of eating. Omni vore, flexatarian, keto/atkins, SAD (standard american), Meditaranean, and any other type of diet c... Sun, 6 Sep 2020 13:38:14 EST Ten minute enchilada sauce (McDougall Style) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74289546 Ten minute enchilada sauce (McDougall Style) <BR> <BR> This is a no-oil version of the traditional enchilada sauce. You can't taste a difference--why add artery-clogging oil and extra calories to your diet?) <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour <BR> ¼ cup chili powder (I used 1/8 cup regular chili and 1/8 more expensive <BR> 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce <BR> 1&amp;#8201;½ cups water <BR> ¼ teaspoon ground cumin <BR> ¼ teaspoon garlic powder <BR> ¼ teaspoon... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 18:38:59 EST Peanut butter sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74266472 Peanut Butter sauce <BR> <BR> This comes from Forks Over Knives, from the China Study, <BR> https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/<BR>vegan-sauces-condiments/almost-instant<BR>-peanut-sauce/?fbclid=IwAR2tx-uxkQfoPE<BR>-Ofp9tFblXmYdJYH-7oiaCxrqYzDSnJUsLhlTZ9LDMZWY <BR> <BR> <BR> ½ cup smooth peanut butter <BR> ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari <BR> 2 tablespoons rice vinegar <BR> ¼ cup brown rice syrup <BR> ¼ teaspoon ground ginger <BR> ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper... Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:47:25 EST McDougall Golden Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74255178 Fat Free Golden Gravy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a delicious fat-free healthy version of the creamy Golden Gravy from last month's newsletter. You'll never miss the tahini and you can serve this one every night of the week! Try this on the Hash Browns listed above. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Preparation Time: 5 minutes <BR> Cooking Time: 10 minutes <BR> Servings: makes 2 ¼ cups <BR> <BR> 1 ½ cups vegetable broth <BR> ½ cup water <BR> ¼ cup soy sauce <BR> ½ teaspoon onion powder <BR> 1... Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:08:01 EST The cookbook, The China Study All Star Collection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74223017 I have a library book this week (or so), I'm just checking out. What I like about it, is all the pictures, on almost every recipe a picture and things look really good. <BR> We've already made two recipes we liked, a Layered bean casserole w/potatoes, and a Cauliflower steak recipe. <BR> <BR> This one also looks good, so I'll share the ingredients with you. (not a copyright infringement) <BR> <BR> Everything Minestrone <BR> 1 small onion, diced <BR> 4 garlic cloves, minced <BR> crushed red ... Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:31:35 EST Ceasar Salad Dressing (no oil) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74097706 Ceasar salad dressing <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups beans (I used red lentils) <BR> 2/3 cup plant milk <BR> 1 tsp garlic <BR> 2 tsp black pepper <BR> 2 tsp dijon mustard <BR> 4 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce <BR> 1 tbsp lemon juice <BR> 1 tbsp soy sauce <BR> <BR> Whir it up. Lasts a week in the frig. Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:24:58 EST Waffles (no egg, no oil) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x74014912 Save yourself 20 fat grams and 120 calories by making these wonderful waffles. <BR> <BR> 2 cups plant milk <BR> 1 tblsp vinegar (acv is fine) <BR> 2 cups flour (I use 1/2 white and 1/2 ww) (add more or less until it's like pancake batter) <BR> 1.5 tsp baking soda <BR> <BR> Make sure your waffle iron is HOT before you begin. Use a ceramic waffle iron so there is no sticking. Set the timer for 10 minutes for the first waffle, 9 for the next waffles. <BR> <BR> I serve with sliced fruit and un... Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:57:43 EST How to make Soy free tofu (easy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73934500 There is a very easy way to make tofu with chickpea flour. I've not figured out (yet) how to make it VERY firm, but I do like it a lot and plan to make it more! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.veganricha.com/chickpea-<BR>flour-tofu/ </link> <BR> <BR> You can experiment with using less water for a firmer tofu. I haven't tried to air fry it yet, but that is on my list of things to do-marinate and air fry. Wed, 1 Jul 2020 08:54:52 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x73875815 Message Removed Sat, 20 Jun 2020 14:37:07 EST Vegetable Tian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73787266 PATTYK I just discovered all your wonderful recipe ideas. Thank you so much. <BR> <BR> I wanted to share a photo of the tian I made for dinner last night. It is sliced potato, zucchini and tomato with a little onion. Herbs. I admit I spritzed it with olive oil but the actual recipes call for pouring oil. You can add Parmesan but I didn’t of course. Just herbs. Bake. <BR> It’s so pretty but work intensive so it will be a company or potluck dish. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Thu, 4 Jun 2020 08:25:49 EST Digital content on McDougall website free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x73531548 Hello friends, <BR> <BR> The McDougall Team is generously offering free access to all the digital content on their website. <BR> <BR> Here's the announcement: <BR> <BR> <link>https://mailchi.mp/drmcdougall.com/a<BR>ll-digital-content-on-our-site-is-now-<BR>free </link> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:35:37 EST Grocery shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x73393245 Being in our 70s hubby and I ordered groceries from Walmart and picked them up rather than go in. I usually shop at Publix but they only use instacart. <BR> <BR> The nice thing about the order is the produce is fresh and perfect. I ordered a bunch of beets and the greens looked like they just picked them. So we had sautéed beet greens for dinner. Yum. <BR> <BR> However I accidentally ordered both romaine and leaf lettuce. <BR> QUESTION: What do you do with lettuce beside salad? <BR... Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:26:20 EST Millet and Quinoa Pilaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73378055 This is a lovely dish! Serve it with a salad or vegetable side if you wish. It's also good with some chickpeas, warmed and stirred in after the pilaf has cooked. I originally posted this recipe years ago and now omit the oil. <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1237058 </link> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:10:03 EST Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73377089 <link>eatplant-based.com </link> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:43:10 EST Pantry Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73366163 Times like this are reminders about how important a well stocked pantry is, so it makes sense to have a pantry meals thread. Pasta and beans are probably in everyone's cupboards, so it's a good starting place. <BR> <BR> This is an easy, fast recipe for meatballs from Nora Cooks, one of my many favorite blogs. All you need is a pasta sauce, jarred or homemade, and a veggie side to make a great dinner. <BR> <BR> <link>www.noracooks.com/spaghetti-and-easy<BR>-vegan-meatballs/ </link> <BR> ... Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:55:39 EST Jeff Novick's Fast Food: The Basics - free viewing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73365598 Jeff Novick, MS RD, is making his full video program - Fast Food "Volume 1: The Basics" - available for free for the next month. It is very entertaining and informative! Details in this link: <BR> <BR> <link>vegsource.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/<BR>archive/news/20200323092526/ </link> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:12:56 EST 4-Ingredient Samoas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73360882 It's Girl Scout cookie season! This year the scouts aren't doing public sales as in the past, for obvious reasons. Samoas are my favorites. Though probably not McDougall compliant because of the coconut, this version of my favorite certainly delivers! <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingbirdfood.com/4-ingredient-<BR>samoas/ </link> <BR> <BR> Though not all recipes on this site are vegan, I've enjoyed quite a few that are over the years. Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:41:41 EST Wholesome Oat Snackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73354639 Let's face it, almost all of us crave a sweet bite once in a while. This recipe is from Dreena Burton's book "Let Them Eat Vegan." The next time you have a sweet craving, have an oat snackle. Frreze what you won't eat in a couple of days, so you'll have a tasty treat ready for later. <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/whol<BR>esome-oat-snackles/ </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2020 13:24:37 EST Miso Soup with Tofu, Spinach, and Carrots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73352704 Sometimes plant based folks overlook recipes from more traditional culinary sources. This lovely miso soup recipe is from Martha Stewart. I like it because it's more filling than traditional miso soup recipes. Be sure not to bring the soup to a boil after adding miso because that will destroy its beneficial probiotics. In times like this, it's a great way to use tofu that is nearing its "use by" date that might be calling you from the fridge. Miso itself lasts indefinitely. I place a custom c... Sat, 21 Mar 2020 03:08:50 EST Del Sroufe's Cauliflower Puree and Ways to Use It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73352700 If you have cauliflower in your freezer, use it to make Del Sroufe's very versatile cauliflower puree. It cooks faster than fresh does. If you're lucky enough to have lots of fresh cauliflower, by all means use it! <BR> <BR> <link>youtube.com/watch?v=ggGWLnpkx1Q </link> <BR> <BR> Switch it up by adding ingredients: <BR> <BR> Hollandaise Sauce: Blend in zest and juice of a lemon; 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast; 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper; 1/2 tsp turmeric; salt (optional). <BR> <BR> Chipotle Sau... Sat, 21 Mar 2020 02:54:03 EST Moved post to Recipe Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x73350829 This post has been moved. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:54:39 EST Post moved to Recipe Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x73349697 Post moved ro Recipe Forum. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:29:16 EST WFPB Pantry Meals and Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73349611 This article is from one of my favorite sites, Plants Rule. <BR> <link>plants-rule.com/whole-foods-plant-ba<BR>sed-pantry-recipes/ </link> Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:08:04 EST Nut-Free Parmesan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73334170 Cashew based parmesans are all the rage, but there are delicious nut-free alternatives. When I make these recipes, I omit the salt and don't use roasted or salted seeds. <BR> <BR> Sunflower Seeds: <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/recipe/nut-fre<BR>e-vegan-parmesan-cheese/ </link> <BR> <BR> Pepitas: <BR> <link>www.meatlessmakeovers.com/vegan-pepi<BR>ta-parmesan/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hemp Seeds: <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/easy-vegan-parmesa<BR>n-cheese-recipe/ </link> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:03:19 EST Hand Sanitizer Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x73328076 The CDC recommends using hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands with soap and water. Where I live, there is no hand sanitizer to buy. Fortunately, Vitamix sent a recipe today. A quick trip to a pharmacy is all you need to do to get the basic ingredients. Finding essential oils to improve the scent isn't required for disinfection. <BR> <BR> <link>www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/recipes/han<BR>d-sanitizer </link> Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:18:47 EST Pantry Pasta with Vegan Cream Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73324318 This is surprisingly delicious, especially when served with sauteed Swiss chard and roasted cherry tomatoes. Instead of using oil, I used vegetable broth for both the recipe and sauteeing the Swiss chard. Though I didn't use it, some homemade vegan parmesan would be a lovely addition. <BR> <link>www.bonappetit.com/recipe/pantry-pas<BR>ta-with-vegan-cream-sauce </link> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 20:33:52 EST Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73287066 Not a recipe but a website full of recipes. Every single one I have tried has been amazing. I'm not the only one who thinks so. Some are easy, some a little more involved, I've not found one that isn't 100% McDougall appropriate. <BR> <BR> SOME FAVORITES: <BR> Tomato Soup <BR> Oil-Free Pepperoncini Dressing <BR> Five Bean Chili <BR> Hungarian Cabbage &amp; Noodles <BR> Pizza Pasta Supreme <BR> Salisbury Steak <BR> <BR> Check it out and see what you think! <BR> <BR> You can thank... Sun, 8 Mar 2020 17:34:34 EST Louisiana Red Beans and Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73252401 When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to live in New Orleans, where the traditional dish of red beans and rice was on the lunch menu every Monday. It was the one day I loved eating at school. Today, many years later, red beans and rice is still one of my very favorite dishes; but I use short grain brown rice now instead of white. I even order beans from Camellia, which is the source of this recipe. <BR> <BR> <link>www.camelliabrand.com/recipes/vegeta<BR>rian-louisiana-style-re... Mon, 2 Mar 2020 11:31:42 EST Tzatziki and a Cookbook Recommendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73246982 I bought some vegan tzatziki at Target, which keeps adding new and interesting vegan products to its produce department. It's Good Foods brand and contains cauliflower, cucumber, almonds, cashews, lemon juice, dill, and a couple of other natural ingredients. It's really delicious! As a bonus, 2 Tbsp has 2 g fat [nuts], 180 mg sodium, 2 g carbs, 1 g fiber. 1 g sugar, 1 g protein. It also freezes well because the cucumber is liquid. I use it on falafel, as a salad dressing, on cooked vegetable... Sun, 1 Mar 2020 14:23:17 EST 10 Minute Recipes from Jeff Novick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x73224570 Being in a hurry doesn't mean having to skimp on meals. Terri Edwards shared 10 of Jeff Novick's quick meals on her excellent blog, Eat Plant-Based. Stock your freezer and pantry with quick meal staples, and be ready for the unexpected. <BR> <link>eatplant-based.com/10-simple-healthy<BR>-plant-based-recipes/ </link> <BR> <BR> Later - I meant to post this in the recipe forum. I must have been in a hurry :-) Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:44:45 EST Kidney bean and lentil Dal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73207192 Last night's Kidney and Lentil Dal was really great. I've been trying for years to match the dal I've liked in Indian Restaurants and this recipe was wonderful. It was published on the Forks over Knives website and the author was Darshana Thacker. This is a heart healthy recipe. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> ¼ medium red onion, cut into ¼-inch dice (about ½ cup) <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 ½ teaspoons) ** I replaced this with a couple tblsp of chopped garlic Chives <BR> 1 teaspoon grated fr... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 13:50:00 EST Oat clusters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73191761 Oat clusters - Dillon <BR> <BR> Make a flax egg. 1 Tbsp ground flax with 2 1/2 Tbsp water <BR> <BR> Put 1 C oats in bowl <BR> <BR> In food processor add 1 banana, 3 dates, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/4 C nuts. Process. Pour into the oats and the flax, stir. <BR> <BR> Make into 2” balls and put on parchment paper, flatten a bit. <BR> <BR> 350 for 40 minutes, turning a 20 minutes. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:39:13 EST Plant Based Websites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x73148398 I didn’t see a thread for this so am starting one. Recently I stumbled upon Plantiful Kiki on YouTube. She follows The Starch Solution. She is authentic, sincere and helpful. <BR> <BR> What’s your fav? Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:12:33 EST Cuban Black Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x73078902 I made these in my instant pot yesterday to serve over brown rice. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 ½ green peppers, stemmed and seeded <BR> 10 garlic cloves (I used precut garlic clovesin a jar --2 tblsp) <BR> 1 pound cooked black beans (precooked or canned) <BR> 1 tsp smoked paprika <BR> 2 bay leaves <BR> 5 teaspoons salt, or to taste <BR> 1 Spanish onion, diced <BR> 1 jalapeño, stemmed and finely chopped <BR> 1 teaspoon dried oregano <BR> ½ teaspoon ground cumin <BR> ½ teaspoon freshly... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 10:47:23 EST Mashed Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x72951725 How do you make your mashed potatoes? I watched a Well Your World video where he uses a ricer. I usually just use my hand mixer and then add heated almond milk. I prefer russet potatoes for this. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 15:54:21 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x72848145 Message Removed Tue, 24 Dec 2019 09:22:13 EST Christmas or Holiday dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x72845183 So what’s for dinner on the big day? <BR> <BR> I’m planning to make a spaghetti bolognese, salad and a crispy bread. Dessert will be vegan ginger spice cake. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:30:41 EST Easy stir fry sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x72706919 Easy stir fry sauce recipe <BR> <BR> 5-ingredient vegan stir fry sauce recipe! This easy stir fry sauce only takes a couple of minutes and is perfect for making veggie chow mein, vegan yakisoba, or a vegetable stir fry. <BR> Course Sauce <BR> Cuisine American, Chinese <BR> Keyword vegan, vegetarian <BR> Prep Time 2 minutes <BR> Total Time 2 minutes <BR> Servings 1 batch <BR> Calories 179 kcal <BR> Author Trish Bozeman <BR> Ingredients <BR> * 4 Tbsp soy sauce <BR> * 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce <BR> *... Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:47:08 EST NoraCooks Easy Vegan Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x72629150 Easy Vegan Gravy by Nora Cooks <BR> <BR> 2 cups vegetable broth <BR> * 3/4 teaspoon onion powder <BR> * 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast <BR> * 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or use tamari for gluten free) <BR> * 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard <BR> * 1/4 cup all purpose flour (or use brown rice flour for gluten free) <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> 1. Add all ingredients to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil. <BR> 2. Whisk over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes, until the gravy thick... Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:58:12 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x72545901 Message Removed Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:05:16 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x72517613 Message Removed Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:10:34 EST Regstrd Dietician:why Low Carb diets are Lacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x72249751 Good article on why shunning good carbohydrates are not good for your body: <BR> <BR> Read This Before Starting a Low-Carb Diet <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=590 </link> Sun, 8 Sep 2019 09:40:13 EST Sauces/d ressings for budha bowls and salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x72228387 I was asked in a message about the sauces and dressing I make that are healthy. <BR> <BR> Hummus <BR> I start with 16 oz of white beans (you can use garbanzos, but I think these are smoother) <BR> Lemon Juice and garlic to taste <BR> You can add things like Siracha or Rosemary for different flavors. Thin the hummus with water to make a pourable dressing or sauce. <BR> <BR> Greek Salad Dressing <BR> 16 oz white beans <BR> Lemon juice and garlic to taste <BR> Rosemary <BR> Oregano <BR> Bal... Wed, 4 Sep 2019 18:23:33 EST High blood pressure & cholesterol improvements??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x72220895 I’ve been on this diet now for over one month and I was hoping to see my blood pressure dramatically lower.... I’m still having to take my pills so I’m curious how are other people doing?? I haven’t had my cholesterol checked yet I will probably get that done in another month. I am still having my morning coffee...that is the one I thing I haven’t given up, yet... <BR> <BR> McDougall claimed in two weeks people had great improvements with blood pressure and cholesterol, so I’m curious ho... Tue, 3 Sep 2019 13:05:52 EST Free Mcdougall Program--The How http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x72219639 This link will tell you what foods to add and which to avoid. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/ed<BR>ucation/free-mcdougall-program/steps-t<BR>o-recovery/foods-not-allowed/ </link> Tue, 3 Sep 2019 09:11:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x72117027 I'm just starting to use, The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or Less. I've been doing well until I ate processed vegan food today. It's a very, very slippery slope for me, so I'm back here at SparkPeople to keep myself on track. <BR> <BR> I became a vegan Nov 2017 after watching videos on factory farming. Ever since, WFPB has always been my goal for healthy eating but I eat a lot of processed vegan food. Still I've los... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:48:05 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x72077758 Message Removed Fri, 9 Aug 2019 20:57:03 EST Angina and McDougall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x72074166 To relieve incapacitating chest pain (angina) that is not sufficiently reduced by “good medical therapy.” In standard medical practice, this means giving anti-angina medications like nitrates and beta-blockers. But truly “good medical therapy” must also routinely include a low-fat diet since the frequency of angina episodes is reduced by more than 90% in fewer than three weeks with this simple, safe approach. As an added benefit, this same low-fat diet heals (reverses) the underlying artery d... Fri, 9 Aug 2019 07:58:43 EST Two Nurses In Tennessee Preach 'Diabetes Reversal' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x72002368 My daughter told me about this NPR piece about two nurses in rural Tennessee who teach diabetes reversal through food and exercise. A lot of poor people without medical insurance (or adequate medical insurance) live in this rural area of TN. The tragic financial and medical results of the progression of diabetes from sickness to amputation to heart disease to kidney failure and dialysis are preventable. Simply going to the doctor and affording medications and testing equipment for diabetes is... Sun, 28 Jul 2019 07:26:02 EST Restaurant reviews for Travellers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x71930173 I'm excited to try Green Fare in the Washington, DC suburb of Herndon, VA <BR> <BR> The owner started the restaurant after her fiance died of a massive heart attack. She started a Plant Pure Pod that is featured in the movie, "Plant Pure Nation." The menu is delicious, and even though I can only visit, I will use the menu for inspiration here at home. <BR> <BR> <link>greenfare.com/about/our-ceos-story/ </link> <BR> <BR> What are your favorite restaurants where Mcdougallers can eat? Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:36:34 EST Reverse Disease and Help Ensure Longevity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x71906962 Focusing on "green" light foods and avoiding "red" light foods will reverse disease and help ensure longevity. Get healthy by eating beans, corn, pasta potatoes, rice and other starches ! <BR> <BR> It doesn't get any easier than Dr. McDougall’s Color Picture Book: “Food Poisoning.” And it's free--which is another reason to trust Dr. McDougall because his aim is to teach others how to be healthy, not become wealthy himself. <BR> <BR> Free book: <BR> <BR> https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/e... Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:56:59 EST Jalapeno Poppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x71895002 This is a rough approximation. <BR> <BR> 10 jalapenos deseeded and cut in half lengthwise <BR> 1/2 can creamed corn <BR> 1/2 cup almond milk <BR> 1 tblsp vinegar <BR> 1 tblsp ground flax <BR> 1+ cups cornmeal mix (enough to make pancake like batter) plus 1 tsp baking soda <BR> <BR> fill the jalapenos and bake at 350 degrees: 10 min for spicy, 20 min for medium and 30 min for not hot at all. <BR> <BR> Delicious. Like Chili Rellenos with a kick. I broiled them until a little browned on top ... Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:51:09 EST Do you use the nutrition tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x71894926 I find that it is difficult to use for my McDougallized recipes. That is because if I find a similar recipe to just quickly choose for tracking, it will contain cheese or oil that I remove. Entering each ingredient is hard, because I'm always frugally using bits and bobs and adding to my recipes. <BR> <BR> I posted my jalapeno poppers (mcdougallized) in the recipe section. Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:37:44 EST McDougallized Inspiration for Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x71888812 I've been looking up vegan restaurants in cities I am planning to visit. I like the combinations I see and creative ways to liven up our healthy diet. I'll try to post my mcDougallized, no oil version of these here. Hope you will play with your local restaurant favorites: <BR> <BR> Autumn Curry Quesadilla <BR> Jack cheese (sub Jill McKeever's Game changer Cheeze sauce), black beans, fresh kale, sweet potatoes and coconut curry sauce (sub almond milk and a few drops of coconut flavoring). <... Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:33:26 EST How to grill without oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x71880629 I cut a raw potato in half lengthwise and rub the cut side on the grill. Then I also grill the potato halves on the grill while cooking the zucchini, squash, eggplant, peppers, etc... <BR> <BR> Easy Peasy. Mon, 8 Jul 2019 08:33:53 EST Ugh! Military may go Keto! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x71843447 There are so many reasons why keto is not a healthy approach. <BR> Here are some reasons why this is a bad idea: <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKdoLFfA<BR>ZnE <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppQkE8PG<BR>ywY <BR> <BR> Here is the article: <BR> https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-<BR>military/2019/07/01/defense-department<BR>-to-ban-beer-and-pizza-mandatory-keto-<BR>diet-may-enhance-military-performance/ Tue, 2 Jul 2019 07:57:33 EST A cure for Multiple Sclerosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x71807321 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) &amp; Diet <BR> <BR> The Mcdougall plan has dramatic positive effects for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. "A treatment that is cost-free, side-effect-free and stops the disease in over 90% of those people with early disease. The low-fat diet treatment for Multiple Sclerosis was developed by Roy Swank, MD, former head of the department of Neurology at the Oregon Health &amp; Science University. <BR> <BR> <BR> https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/educa<BR>tion/health-... Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:19:28 EST Are you inspired by 103 year old Runner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x71789484 Julia "hurricane" Hawkins wins Gold in Sr. Games 100-Meter Dash. She STARTED running after 100! I started running after 58 so there is hope! <BR> <BR> I love reading stories that show what determination can do at any age. What do you think? <BR> <BR> https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Julia-H<BR>urricane-Hawkins-Wins-Gold-100-Meter-D<BR>ash-46297786 Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:42:21 EST Free Mcdougall Program/10-day Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x71766527 Dr. McDougall makes all the menus and recipes from the 10 day immersive vacation available for free--something that I think makes him very special and emphasizes where his heart is--to help people live longer and healthier. <BR> <BR> These are wonderful recipes to use when learning how to change your tastebuds and eat healthfully. <BR> <BR> https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/educa<BR>tion/free-mcdougall-program/10-day-mea<BR>l-plan/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:54:05 EST Dr. John McDougall interviews Dr. Caldwell Esselst http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x71766142 Two greats in the area of Whole Food Plant Based No Oil nutrition: <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGR0PPwS<BR>bUY <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:58:45 EST What are you taking to barbecues this summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x71738650 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b56494ae-3eeb-48b7-8860-fb42a9bf32df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I like to bring: <BR> hummus with hm sourdough pita crackers <BR> Fruit salad <BR> Pasta salad with no oil <BR> Cowboy Caviar no oil Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:38:48 EST What are you eating today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x71726266 Let's inspire (and get real with) others about what we are eating. I suspect if we are posting it, we will be much more inclined to be mindful and stay on the plan. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Whole Oat Oatmeal cooked with apples and half a banana,cinnamon and vanilla, no sugar. 1/2 cup coffee, no sugar, almond milk (yes, due to allergy sinus headaches I'm back on the coffee) <BR> <BR> Lunch: Leftover no meat spaghetti (lentils, spinach, carrot, tomato sauce) over ww noodles... Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:25:00 EST Game Changer Cheese Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x70869587 I made this for the first time last week and it is VERY good. <BR> So far I have used it to make mac 'n cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches on The Griddler. <BR> On potatoes, and on sandwiches. Next, I'm going to try scalloped potatoes. <BR> If you try it, let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKlHFXOj<BR>kfA Sat, 26 Jan 2019 14:47:42 EST how (not) to lose weight with McDougall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x69095920 Reading older posts here I found this bit of information which I found very useful: <BR> *** <BR> <BR> "These are averages that I use for each category that I think covers the range of the category fairly well and if anything, errs on the side of caution. <BR> <BR> Fresh Veggies are around 100 cal/lb <BR> Fresh Fruits around 250-300 cal/lb <BR> Starchy Veggies/Intact Whole Grains around 450-500 cal/lb <BR> Legumes around 550-600 cal/lb <BR> Processed Grains (even if their Whole grain) aroun... Tue, 22 May 2018 03:16:15 EST I need more clarity about the program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x69086483 I just read most of 'The Starch Solution' but I really need more insight into what amounts to eat. <BR> As a former binge eater I am worried that I might go completely overboard. <BR> <BR> I am looking for some simple guidelines with regard to how much to eat of which foods, on an average day. Sun, 20 May 2018 16:32:32 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x68252534 Message Removed Sun, 7 Jan 2018 23:07:59 EST Powered Peanut Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x68025191 Wow! I have found my luv, powered peanut butter. Low calorie, low fat, no salt, low sugar. I don't think I could give up my peanut butter. Luv peanut sauce on pasta, even on baked potatoes. In Mary's book she said to pour off the oil from the natural peanut butter and add water, but this is a lot simpler. 2 tablespoons 1.5g fat, fiber 2g,sugars 2g,protein 5g. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 07:44:38 EST What's your fave McDougall veggie burger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x67427680 I really like having veggie burger patties around for quick sandwiches, but I haven't found a fat-free, starch-based one that I like. Any suggestions? Sun, 27 Aug 2017 14:27:23 EST Just joined :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x67367413 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Just watched a youtube video with all the plantbased experts and Joel Fuhrmann and Dr. McDougall were duking it out :)) Nah...they were just disagreeing with each other. <BR> <BR> Dr. Esselstyn was looking really good! <BR> <BR> Glad I'm here! <em>334</em> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:38:57 EST Forks Meal Planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x67361059 I'm really enjoying the Forks Meal Planner so far. Has anyone else tried it? So far, I've done the herbed orzo salad (fantastic!), the veggie fajitas (tasty, but weird -- more like a mushroom and pepper stir-fry), and the potato/spinach tacos (fine, but better the next day). I only start recurring subscriptions on payday, so I'm planning to upgrade to the paid version on the 1st. <BR> <BR> Anyone else using this tool? Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:04:58 EST Have you given up caffeine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x66672426 I wanted to give up caffeine because it was an addiction and it reduces my bodies ability to absorb calcium. Plus coffee is expensive. <BR> <BR> I'd tried many times before but this time it took! I started by switching to decaf coffee (which has plenty of caffeine--don't fool yourself) Then went to tea, then decaf tea, then really weak decaf tea and now I'm just using warm water or herbal tea. I want to transition further to just using mint from my garden for my morning tea. I think what I ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:55:09 EST Lazy Person Sushi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x66672390 I don't have time to fuss. Make rice in ricemaker (I'm too cheap to buy sushi rice--I just add a little extra water so it's sticky) <BR> Slice cucumbers <BR> slice avocados <BR> Wash collard leaves ( Yum! I have tender small ones now in garden) <BR> Mix a glug of soy sauce with 1/4 cup water, 2 tsp brown sugar and some wasabi (dipping sauce) <BR> <BR> Put rice, cucumbers and avocado on collard leaves. Sprinkle dipping sauce on rice. Eat. Yum. <BR> <BR> You can sprinkle black sesame seeds on... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:49:44 EST New way to eat compliant mashed potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x66635121 I drained and rinsed a can of corn, pureed it in my food processor and added steamed potatoes with a little bit of the cooking water. Mash and Yum! Easy and very, very good. Served with Salad and moo goo gai pan! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:27:50 EST Beginning my journey . . . again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x66589233 Hi and thank you for the warm welcome already! I'm beginning my journey to health again. In the past I have overcome severe auto-immune disorders with a mostly plant-based diet and a healthy lifestyle. I lost my way for a while and have been having more symptoms and lack of energy. Now I am recommitted to my health and well-being. I'm kind of overwhelmed by all of the options and information here, but also really excited! Sun, 9 Apr 2017 13:28:01 EST Butter replacement for garlic bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x66581971 Didn't believe it until I tried it. Easy and just as good as old fashioned butter for garlic bread. <BR> <BR> Drain and rinse a can of corn. Puree with garlic (to taste) in your blender/food processor. Slather on bread before going in the oven. <BR> <BR> Lovely. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 10:12:55 EST Ideas for a vegan traveler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x66406083 Any helpful ideas would be greatly appreciated. I am making a list of what I will need in order to fix my food in a hotel room, if necessary. All equipment must be lightweight because I travel some by plane. After several trips, I believe I need to be ready for any situation. I don't want to stress anymore and I hate it when I become the topic of conversation! That is, unless someone is inquiring because they are taking me seriously and are considering making changes to the way they are eatin... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:31:32 EST Looking for results more than weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x66367116 I have been dealing with almost constant right upper quadrant abdominal pain. (Tests are basically negative except a slightly increased liver enzyme blamed on a "fatty liver", which trust me seems legit!) This has been going on for over 2 years. Recently I have also had an on-going allergy versus cold symptoms for the past 2-3 months. I am tired of feeling bad. I want my life back. I have gained over 30 pounds in the past two years. I have tried other diets but am a point I want to make a... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 15:49:06 EST Two new Mary McDougall videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x66332305 Hi all, You can watch Mary McDougall speak on the topics of Planning Meals and Dining Out When you Must from the 2017 Advanced Studies weekend. They are very good! I came away with some new ideas. Just go to the drmcdougall website to view. <BR> <BR> The talks are over an hour, but I watched them in segments as I had time. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:04:27 EST Resistant Starch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x66307745 Has anyone tried this method of eating. Just wondering if it is similar to the McDougall Plan. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:49:46 EST Chickpea flour (besan) "scrambled eggs" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x66260448 Tried these this morning. Pretty good! I will make them again. <BR> <BR> <link>www.thevegancorner.com/vegan-scrambl<BR>ed-eggs/ </link> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45530f89-6bf0-4718-91a0-0a920d31ffa4.jpg"> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:17:17 EST Resetting the nutrition goals to be McD compliant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x66217576 Please can anybody help? <BR> I have set my fat to 0 to 20. <BR> Carbs 200 to 600. <BR> Protein 30 to 60? <BR> I easily reach and exceed the other nutrient targets except for iron and calcium. <BR> Iron I can get to 100% eating lots of green and beans/lentils so the target is do-able, if I make an effort, but calcium is a problem. What must I reset the target at as it is probably too high? <BR> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:48:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x66119759 Hi everyone, does not seem to be much activity here lately but thought I would stop by to say "hi". I am about 75% following the mcdougall plan - I am a work in progress. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 15:33:16 EST White Bean Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65962899 White Bean Stew <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/bean-stew-with<BR>-sausage-and-corn/ </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 16:16:36 EST In the new year the first fruit or veggies you ate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x65901160 What was the first fruit or veggies did you eat in the new year? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:57:57 EST Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x65875470 Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted: Fruit, Starchy Vegetables, and Blood Glucose <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/top-3-diabet<BR>es-myths-busted-fruit-starchy-vegetabl<BR>es-blood-glucose/ </link> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:29:20 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x65868831 I'm Alaina. I have been using Dr. McDougall's diet for about 2 and a half years. I am a survivor of fibromyalgia, thanks to the diet. When I follow the diet, my fibro goes away. If not, I'm in pain! It took just 10 days to be pain free after suffering from muscle spasms, pain, swelling, a poor immune system, and more for 43 years. Nothing else has worked. I do not use any medication. <BR> <BR> So recently, my weight has been creeping back up (30 lbs gained) and the pain has started here and ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:14:48 EST What are you doing and cooking for the holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x65849961 What are you doing and cooking for the holidays? Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:02:49 EST 17 Delicious Recipes to Get Through the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65831961 17 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes to Get You Through the Holidays <BR> <BR> <link>www.nomeatathlete.com/plant-based-ho<BR>liday-recipes/?utm_medium=email&amp;ut<BR>m_source=no%20meat%20athlete%20newslet<BR>ter&amp;utm_campaign=plant-based-holid<BR>ay-recipes&amp;utm_content=txt </link> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:54:35 EST Wild Blueberry Winter Wellness Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65782184 Wild Blueberry Winter Wellness Smoothie <BR> <BR> Wow I have been making a smoothie very close to this smoothie <BR> <BR> <link>www.wildblueberries.com/blog/winter-<BR>wellness-smoothie-recipe/ </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:31:18 EST Vegan Gingerbread Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65782078 Vegan Gingerbread Cookies <BR> <BR> so if you got to have a cookie for the holidays try these cookies out <BR> <BR> <link>keepinitkind.com/vegan-gingerbread-c<BR>ookies/ </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:13:15 EST Eat More of This Protein and Slim Down Faster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x65725141 Are you eating enough of this often ignored weight loss protein? <BR> Eat More of This Protein and Slim Down Faster <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>fullplateliving.org/blog/lentils-are<BR>-an-often-ignored-weight-loss-protein?<BR>utm_source=Email+Access+List&amp;utm_c<BR>ampaign=ca321fce11-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016<BR>_11_09&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_te<BR>rm=0_8688509ca4-ca321fce11-49005753#lentil-recipes </link> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:56:50 EST Mashed Potatoes (Oil-free!) with White Bean Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65697602 Mashed Potatoes (Oil-free!) with White Bean Gravy <BR> <BR> <link>yupitsvegan.com/2016/11/16/vegan-roa<BR>sted-garlic-mashed-potatoes/?utm_sourc<BR>e=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;u<BR>tm_campaign=Feed%3A+YupItsVegan+%28Yup<BR>%2C+it%27s+Vegan%29 </link> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:08:03 EST BBQ Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potato http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65697555 BBQ Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potato <BR> <BR> <link>kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2016/09/bbq-<BR>black-bean-stuffed-sweet-potato.html?u<BR>tm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=em<BR>ail&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KathysBlo<BR>gHealthyHappyLife+%28Healthy.+Happy.+Life.%29 </link> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:01:46 EST Festive Finger Food Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65670326 Festive Finger Food Recipes <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/fabu<BR>lous-finger-food-recipes-holidays-part<BR>ies-celebrations/ </link> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:56:27 EST 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Easy to Mak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65653844 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Easy to Make! <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/10-vegan-thank<BR>sgiving-recipes-that-are-easy-to-make/ </link> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:28:12 EST Nava Atlas helps you plan a vegan Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65640799 Nava Atlas helps you plan a vegan Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> <link>jlgoesvegan.com/nava-atlas-vegan-tha<BR>nksgiving/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;u<BR>tm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%<BR>3A+JlGoesVegan+%28JL+goes+Vegan%29 </link> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:13:10 EST Grandpa's Eat Loaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65633915 Grandpa's Eat Loaf <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 large onion, minced <BR> 1 teaspoon minced garlic <BR> 1 red bell pepper, minced <BR> 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced <BR> 1/4 cup shredded or chopped carrots <BR> 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed <BR> 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed <BR> 1 cup old-fashioned oats <BR> 1/2 cup nutritional yeast <BR> 2 teaspoons low-sodium tamari <BR> 1/2 teaspoon black pepper <BR> 1 teaspoon dried rosemary <BR> 1/... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:49:34 EST Holiday Feast Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65633897 Holiday Feast Recipes <BR> <BR> <link>veganfusion.com/holiday-feast-recipe<BR>s/?utm_source=Holiday+Feast+Recipes&am<BR>p;utm_campaign=11-16-16++Newsletter&am<BR>p;utm_medium=email </link> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:45:21 EST Creamy Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Kale Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65628389 Creamy Tomato &amp; Roasted Red Pepper Kale Soup <BR> <BR> <link>helynskitchen.com/2016/11/creamy-tom<BR>ato-roasted-red-pepper-kale-soup.html?<BR>utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=e<BR>mail&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HelynsHe<BR>althyKitchen+%28Helyn%27s+Healthy+Kitchen%29 </link> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:05:53 EST How to survive the holidays and still eat healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x65599301 How to survive the holidays and still eat healthy? Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:04:14 EST What are you doing and cooking for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x65594226 What are you doing and cooking for Thanksgiving? Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:19:31 EST Holiday Meal Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65546929 Holiday Meal Planning <BR> <BR> <link>www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2013nl/oct/<BR>holiday.htm </link> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 18:56:10 EST Why You Should Indulge in Apples This Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x65543514 Why You Should Indulge in Apples This Fall <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/health-benefit<BR>s-apples/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;ut<BR>m_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3<BR>A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 07:49:49 EST Angry Objections and What Makes a Healthy Plant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x65410431 Angry Objections and What Makes a Healthy Plant Based/Vegan Diet <BR> <BR> <link>lowfatveganchef.com/angry-objections<BR>-what-makes-a-healthy-vegan-plant-base<BR>d-diet/ </link> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:18:59 EST Engine 2 recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65164403 These Engine 2 recipes look yummy <BR> <BR> <link>engine2diet.com/recipes/ </link> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:31:29 EST Mega Crunchy Romaine Salad with Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65158293 Mega Crunchy Romaine Salad with Quinoa <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/mega-crunchy-<BR>romaine-salad-recipe/?utm_source=Cooki<BR>e+and+Kate+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign<BR>=45a3af0dcd-Email-New_posts_by_email1_<BR>12_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_t<BR>erm=0_dc2361842c-45a3af0dcd-237771249 </link> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:41:06 EST Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65151662 Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthygirlskitchen.com/2016/08/<BR>dress-me-up-dress-me-down-oil-free.htm<BR>l?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Health<BR>yGirlsKitchen+%28Healthy+Girl%27s+Kitchen%29 </link> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:19:48 EST 10 Anti-Aging Foods to Eat Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x65151574 10 Anti-Aging Foods to Eat Daily <BR> <BR> All the fruits and veggies we are suppose to eat (expert the icky eggs). <BR> <BR> Its funny we have soooo much confusion on what to eat and yet all these article i post like this one, always list a bunch of fruits and veggies (and nuts,seeds, ect) more that any animal produce. <BR> <BR> So the conclusion is eat your fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/anti-aging-foo<BR>ds-to-eat-daily/?utm_source=feedburner<BR>&amp;utm_me... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 23:59:24 EST Plant-Based on a Budget: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x65144663 Plant-Based on a Budget: Strategies for Affordable Cooking and Eating <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/plant-based-<BR>budget-strategies-affordable-cooking-e<BR>ating/?mc_cid=8ead6d6255&amp;mc_eid=ea<BR>7c74333f </link> <BR> <BR> My $1.50 a Day Challenge: Eating a Plant-Based Diet on an Austere Budget <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/my-1-50-a-da<BR>y-challenge-eating-a-plant-based-diet-<BR>on-an-austere-budget/ </link> <BR> <BR> Plant-Based on a Budget: How I Ate Well on $5 a D... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 00:20:22 EST Curry Cauliflower Grill Packets with Yogurt Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65131793 Curry Cauliflower Grill Packets with Yogurt Sauce <BR> <BR> <link>veganyackattack.com/2016/08/30/curry<BR>-cauliflower-grill-packets-yogurt-sauce/ </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:44:08 EST Smashed Chickpea Avocado Dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65131702 Smashed Chickpea Avocado Dip <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/smas<BR>hed-chickpea-avocado-dip/?mc_cid=bc10b<BR>fda38&amp;mc_eid=ea7c74333f </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:32:14 EST Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65131519 Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl <BR> <BR> <link>minimalistbaker.com/sweet-potato-chi<BR>ckpea-buddha-bowl/ </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:07:20 EST How to Spice it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x65059882 How do you Spice it up, give your ideas here? Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:28:25 EST Is anyone up for a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x65053100 Is anyone up for a challenge, maybe some type of twist to make it fun and thrilling, Can you make food thrilling? I am open to some ideas so just spark mail me some ideas. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea7ddab5-e272-4483-b2e7-bb5fca05a9c3.jpg"> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:36:26 EST 22 Meatless Recipes Carnivores Will Crave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65033620 22 Meatless Recipes Carnivores Will Crave...there is dairy and egg in some of the recipes but alot of the recipes look yummy <BR> <BR> <link>www.hungry-girl.com/go-to-guides/mea<BR>tless-recipes-even-carnivores-will-love </link> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:45:26 EST 7 Keys to Success on a Healthy Vegan Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x65033541 7 Keys to Success on a Healthy Vegan Diet <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/7-tips-succe<BR>ed-healthy-vegan-diet/ </link> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:28:04 EST Homemade Sauces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x65020912 Homemade Sauces...when it comes to store bought condiments the ingredients are full of chemicals, sugar, lots of salt and fat so here are several recipes to try out. <BR> <BR> Hot Chile Sauce <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/hot-<BR>chile-sauce/?mc_cid=036e7049c6&amp;mc_<BR>eid=ea7c74333f </link> <BR> <BR> Date Paste <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/date<BR>-paste/?mc_cid=036e7049c6&amp;mc_eid=e<BR>a7c74333f </link> <BR> <BR> Sour “Cream” (if you have to have so... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:49:03 EST McDougall web site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x65019966 Here is the McDougall web site for your convenient <BR> <BR> <link>www.drmcdougall.com/ </link> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:00:10 EST Important to Drink or eat the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x65016501 Here’s Why It’s Important to Drink the Rainbow...You can also eat the rainbow, I thought this was a nice article about the different color of fruits and veggies...you can drink or eat the rainbow as you like (or do both) <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/heres-why-its-<BR>important-to-drink-the-rainbow/?utm_so<BR>urce=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&a<BR>mp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%<BR>2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:52:29 EST Ideas on water/broth sauteeing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x64983303 Give your ideas on how to water sauteing <BR> <BR> Great Strategy: Healthy Water Sauteing <BR> <link>www.healthygirlskitchen.com/2010/04/<BR>great-strategy-healthy-water-sauteing.<BR>html </link> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:29:26 EST Oil-Free Creamy Italian Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64957589 Oil-Free Creamy Italian Dressing <BR> <BR> This has nuts in them...for a lower fat version, you can sub half white beans and half cashews, but, would not recommend all beans or it really does change the taste/texture) <BR> <BR> <link>thevegan8.com/2016/08/12/vegan-oil-f<BR>ree-creamy-italian-dressing/ </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:17:37 EST Low-Sugar Minty Clean Green Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64957479 Low-Sugar Minty Clean Green Juice <BR> <BR> if you don't have a juicer you can make a smoothie in a blender (that is what I'm going to do) <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/minty-clean-gr<BR>een-juice-recipe/?utm_source=feedburne<BR>r&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaig<BR>n=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Rebo<BR>ot+With+Joe%29 </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:54:40 EST amounts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64937273 Okay, last question for this week, I promise! <BR> <BR> I can't figure out (from the site) what amounts of the recommended foods we are supposed to eat? And specifically, what the ratio of starchy foods / veggies and non-starchy foods should be? <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:45:50 EST Bread? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64937248 Sorry for asking so many questions, but I hope you can give me some insights... <BR> <BR> I read the list in the Free Program at the McDougall site... am I understanding correctly that eating bread is okay on this program? Not sure what is meant by 'wheat pastry'... <BR> <BR> I'd appreciate your input! Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:41:12 EST Soy Yoghurt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64937234 I am new to McDougall's ideas and trying to adjust my food plan to make it more plant based. <BR> <BR> I am used to eating 1 bowl of yoghurt at night... I wonder if I can 'replace' it by something that is healthier... Any ideas? <BR> <BR> I have seen (and tried a few times) a product that is called 'soy yoghurt' - would that be a good alternative or is it too processed a food? Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:38:57 EST Coconut? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64937223 I have read the free program by Dr. McDougall. <BR> <BR> I wonder why coconut is on the 'don't eat' list? Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:37:02 EST Tropical Salsa salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x64916601 I made a large batch of tropical salad (homegrown tomatoes and peppers, onions, cilantro, mango, strawberries and black beans. <BR> <BR> We have served it over romaine lettuce in place of dressing and tonight will use with bean enchiladas. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:08:55 EST Things you have tried lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x64867824 I've tried a few things lately: <BR> <BR> Win: dried fig coated with cocoa--one will kill the urge to eat a bad carb dessert. <BR> <BR> Win: Cornbread made with no oil. I used an egg but next time will try it with flax seed or chia seed. Made with 1/2 can creamed corn and jalapeno pieces. <BR> <BR> Fail but will try again: Brand New Vegan's mac and cheese sauce. I was in a hurry and only made a half serving. I used it in creamed spinach. Hope to try it again. It was a bean based "cheese"... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:46:18 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x64846350 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d9bc4c2-140f-46b3-9eca-da302c15c149.png"> <BR> <BR> Hey everyone my piano students are in a piano competition and I wont be around very much for the next several days. <BR> <BR> See you around <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:12:13 EST 20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64694791 20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days <BR> <BR> <link>ohmyveggies.com/20-no-cook-vegetaria<BR>n-meals-for-hot-summer-days/#slide-11 </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:25:04 EST 18 Recipes for Ultimate Vegan-Friendly 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64694726 18 Recipes for the Ultimate Vegan-Friendly 4th of July Cookout <BR> <BR> <link>www.nomeatathlete.com/holiday-cookou<BR>t-menu/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_sourc<BR>e=no%20meat%20athlete%20newsletter&amp<BR>;utm_campaign=holiday-cookout-menu&amp<BR>;utm_content=txt </link> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:14:56 EST McDougall Success Story - Jane Golson is free from http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x64626690 McDougall Success Story - Jane Golson is free from allergies, menstrual pain, and headaches. <BR> <BR> <link>us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5e58f59<BR>d97611f910916b6276&amp;id=bc71ba3c90&a<BR>mp;e=d1b5e9e7d2 </link> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:03:44 EST Silly Mistake We’re Making When Washing Lettuce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x64619933 The Silly Mistake We’re Making When Washing Lettuce <BR> <BR> <link>www.purewow.com/food/how-to-wash-let<BR>tuce </link> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:15:57 EST How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x64618097 How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/eating-can-h<BR>elp-weigh-less/?mc_cid=34db682613&amp;<BR>mc_eid=ea7c74333f </link> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/eating-can-h<BR>elp-weigh-less/?mc_cid=34db682613&amp;<BR>mc_eid=ea7c74333f </link> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:49:48 EST The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Are Intended to Confus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x64605649 The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Are Intended to Confuse the Public and the Press <BR> <BR> <link>www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2016nl/feb/<BR>dietaryguidelines.htm </link> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:37:06 EST 20 Best Soups for Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64537305 20 Best Soups for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> not all of these soups are vegetarian so either skip the animal products or the recipes <BR> <BR> <link>www.doctoroz.com/recipe-collection/2<BR>0-best-soups-weight-loss-day-off-diet </link> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20:41:35 EST 31 Vegan Recipes for $3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64532061 31 Vegan Recipes for $3 <BR> <BR> Some of these recipe may have oil in them (like vegan cheese) so either omit or skip those recipes, the main point is that you can eat healthy for less money. <BR> <BR> <link>www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-recip<BR>es-dont-starve-until-payday/ </link> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 23:21:27 EST Eggplant casserole and scalloped potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64442714 Sorry, first of all, but I don't measure: <BR> <BR> Eggplant casserole <BR> One chopped large eggplant <BR> 12 onion diced <BR> 1/2 pepper diced <BR> 1 can diced tomatoes <BR> 1 bag frozen green beans <BR> 2 cups cooked lentils <BR> Dregs of cooked rice from making rice milk (could put in cooked rice of you like) <BR> 1/2 sm can tomato paste <BR> 1/2 tsp cinnamon <BR> Salt and pepper <BR> 1 tsp garlic <BR> <BR> Scalloped potatoes <BR> <BR> Layer : <BR> thinly sliced potatoes <BR> thinly s... Sun, 29 May 2016 09:32:05 EST Taming triglycerides http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x64407385 Over the last 16 weeks, I reversed prediabetes by eating lower fat, as my doctor recommended, but I kept eating meat and dairy (but in smaller, low-fat or fat-free quantities). And guess what? My triglycerides went UP by 50 points. Not good. Still not really high, just borderline, but yuck. I am having another wake-up call. I immediately went on Dr. McDougall's site and looked up triglycerides and got a quick lesson in being better to my body about this. Thought I'd share: <link>www.drmcdou... Mon, 23 May 2016 22:42:08 EST so are you confused with the new spark changes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64383540 so are you confused with the new spark changes? Fri, 20 May 2016 10:53:22 EST Artichoke and Kale Veggie Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64366180 Artichoke and Kale Veggie Sandwich <BR> <BR> <link>beardandbonnet.com/artichoke-and-kal<BR>e-veggie-sandwich/ </link> Tue, 17 May 2016 22:16:51 EST Banana Oatmeal Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64365907 Banana Oatmeal Smoothie <BR> <BR> <link>https://cookingwithplants.com/recipe<BR>/banana-oatmeal-smoothie/?utm_source=M<BR>ailingList&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;ut<BR>m_content=keich10445%40aol.com&amp;utm<BR>_campaign=Banana+Oatmeal+Smoothie </link> Tue, 17 May 2016 21:34:15 EST Early McDougall video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x64365492 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sBr<BR>A62J43g </link> <BR> <BR> I enjoyed the dream sequence the best! Charming if you know the good Dr. Tue, 17 May 2016 20:12:51 EST Spinach-Potato Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64358766 Spinach-Potato Tacos <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/spin<BR>ach-potato-tacos/ </link> Mon, 16 May 2016 21:31:43 EST Vegan Mason Jar Taco Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64358321 Vegan Mason Jar Taco Salad <BR> <BR> <link>beardandbonnet.com/vegan-mason-jar-t<BR>aco-salad/?utm_source=Beard+%2B+Bonnet<BR>&amp;utm_campaign=5d1fde4f64-RSS_EMAIL<BR>_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm<BR>_term=0_06c8425ce4-5d1fde4f64-117891881 </link> Mon, 16 May 2016 20:29:55 EST the white potato and the law http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x64296768 the white potato and the law <BR> <BR> <link>www.drmcdougall.com/2014/01/20/the-w<BR>hite-potato-and-the-law/ </link> Sat, 7 May 2016 22:52:08 EST Spicy Lentil Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64237782 Spicy Lentil Tacos <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/spicy-lentil-t<BR>acos-recipe/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/homemade-chili<BR>-seasoning-mix/ </link> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:07:31 EST Do You Really Know How to Cook Cauliflower? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64237298 Do You Really Know How to Cook Cauliflower? Here are 10 Ways! <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/do<BR>-you-really-know-how-to-cook-cauliflow<BR>er/?utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+L<BR>ist&amp;utm_campaign=9acddc09b0-NEWSLE<BR>TTER_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=ema<BR>il&amp;utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-9acddc09b0-105921977 </link> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:47:32 EST How to Create Healthy Meals From 5 Ingredients http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64230693 How to Create 10 Different Healthy Meals From Just 5 Ingredients or Less <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/te<BR>n-different-healthy-meals-five-ingredi<BR>ents-or-less/?utm_source=Green+Monster<BR>+Mailing+List&amp;utm_campaign=9acddc0<BR>9b0-NEWSLETTER_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_<BR>medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34<BR>-9acddc09b0-105921977 </link> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:32:03 EST Potato/spinach tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64226940 These look great! <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/e-0KimBDZPA </link> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:13:12 EST Grilled Asparagus with Cream Sauce over Ribbons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64209903 Grilled Asparagus with Cream Sauce over Ribbons <BR> <BR> <link>veganyackattack.com/2016/03/29/grill<BR>ed-asparagus-with-cream-sauce-over-rib<BR>bons/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:37:47 EST Fat-Free Onion Ranch Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64209048 Fat-Free Onion Ranch Dressing <BR> <BR> <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2016/04/fat-fr<BR>ee-onion-ranch-dressing.html </link> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:26:23 EST Oat Milk or other substitute milks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64191477 I have been drinking soy milk because it has a lot of protein in it. But I do not like the amount of sugar or the Carageen, which is a cancer chemical in it. <BR> <BR> Today I'm trying a rolled oats recipe for oat milk. I only use it for coffee, on muesli and in sauces. Anyone try it? My dh does not like sauces, like for pot pie, made with soy. I hope oat milk will be more palatable for him. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:38:13 EST Food for though.. ..sounds simple so why does it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64176471 Food for though....sounds simple so why does it seem so hard....any thoughts? <BR> <BR> <BR> Real Food … the Easy Way to Health <BR> <BR> <link>eatyourselfwell.com/real_food/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Power of the Plate <BR> <BR> <link>eatyourselfwell.com/the-power-of-the<BR>-plate/ </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:06:55 EST 7 Major Grocery Store Traps To Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x64176303 7 Major Grocery Store Traps To Avoid <BR> <BR> <link>foodmatters.tv/content/7-major-groce<BR>ry-store-traps-to-avoid?utm_campaign=H<BR>FC%20NL%3A%20March%2017th%2C%202016&am<BR>p;utm_content=control&amp;utm_medium=E<BR>mail&amp;utm_source=FM%20Emails&amp;ut<BR>m_term=Newsletter&amp;vero_conv=dnT8jR<BR>-If8l1wxgHF44mlIA0lPevQgyyXcHvROiVAqNE<BR>VTVTuhXlJKb68J0ao57Fn2kRYSe3EExNBZ-ffS<BR>wKv3joHjkG0ED6&amp;vero_id=keich10445%40aol.com </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:37:59 EST Being thoughtful Plant-based guests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64163189 I will be visiting a cousin for 4 days in the near future. If it were just one evening, I would provide a dish we could eat and give them a heads-up that I was bringing something. However, for a 4-day visit, I feel I need to forewarn them that my husband and I eat a low-fat plant-based diet. I am thinking of emailing my cousin with a brief description of how we eat and an offer to grocery shop and help cook. How have you handled this situation? Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:47:30 EST Light and Fresh Green Zucchini Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64143052 Light and Fresh Green Zucchini Soup <BR> <BR> I leave out the oil (I either water saute or use broth to saute)...I made my own broth and will use when i make this soup <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/zucchini-soup-<BR>recipe/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_<BR>medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+<BR>jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 21:06:35 EST Traveling on a Plant-based diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x64095703 I'd love to hear travel experiences with the plant-based diet. <BR> <BR> We just returned from an Amsterdam to Budapest Viking cruise. The chef prepared plant-based meals for us every day. The food was very good but sometimes a bit short on starches. I asked for more starches but occasionally still got an elaborate meal solely of low-cal veggies. We both came back the same weight as we left though so did ok overall. Everything had to be prepared especially for us because they put da... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:24:45 EST Vegan Pizza In a Mug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64094403 Vegan Pizza In a Mug <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/recipe/vegan-p<BR>izza-in-a-mug/?utm_source=MailingList&<BR>amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=k<BR>eich10445%40aol.com&amp;utm_campaign=P<BR>izza+in+a+mug </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:42:08 EST Roasted Pepper Hummus English Muffin Pizzas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64094330 Roasted Pepper Hummus English Muffin Pizzas <BR> <BR> <link>kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2016/03/mini<BR>-hummus-pizzas.html?utm_source=feedbur<BR>ner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campa<BR>ign=Feed%3A+KathysBlogHealthyHappyLife<BR>+%28Healthy.+Happy.+Life.%29 </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:35:36 EST What to Cook This April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64087354 What to Cook This April <BR> <BR> Boy do the recipes look yummy. I always leave out the dairy and oils (she also gives ideas) <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/what-to-cook-<BR>april-2016/?utm_source=Cookie+and+Kate<BR>+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=e6b246d44<BR>3-Email-New_posts_by_email1_12_2015&am<BR>p;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_dc23<BR>61842c-e6b246d443-237771249 </link> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:17:48 EST Seriously Craveworthy Carrots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x64087285 Seriously Craveworthy Carrots <BR> <BR> <link>eatyourselfwell.com/seriously-cravew<BR>orthy-carrots/ </link> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:10:19 EST What makes flaxseeds unique from other nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x64083903 What makes flaxseeds unique from other nuts and seeds? <BR> <BR> <link>whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=newtip<BR>&amp;dbid=240&amp;utm_source=daily_cli<BR>ck&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campai<BR>gn=daily_email </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 20:35:45 EST Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63962267 Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch <BR> <BR> Oh the possibilities, just make it vegan by not using the dairy. <BR> <BR> <link>pinchofyum.com/rainbow-veggie-bowls-<BR>with-jalapeno-ranch </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:52:08 EST Broccoli Brown Rice Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63962211 Broccoli Brown Rice Casserole <BR> <BR> this has oil and vegan cheese but I would leave out the oil but keep the cheese and make this just once in a while. This site looks like it has some great ideas for freezing meals. <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/broccoli-brown<BR>-rice-casserole/ </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:32:31 EST Webinar on Mary's Mini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63955091 This Thursday Dr. and Mary McDougall are going to lead a subject on "Mary's Mini". You can register at: <BR> <link>drmcdougall.com/health/education/web<BR>inars/ </link> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:22:17 EST How to Cook Perfect Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x63954540 How to Cook Perfect Quinoa <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/perfect-quino<BR>a/?utm_source=Cookie+and+Kate+Newslett<BR>er&amp;utm_campaign=22accfcc26-Email-N<BR>ew_posts_by_email1_12_2015&amp;utm_med<BR>ium=email&amp;utm_term=0_dc2361842c-22<BR>accfcc26-237771249 </link> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:02:30 EST Secrets to Staying Slim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63945852 Secrets to Staying Slim <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/natural-habits<BR>-of-healthy-people/?utm_source=feedbur<BR>ner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campa<BR>ign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Re<BR>boot+With+Joe%29 </link> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 21:44:33 EST Can You Roast Frozen Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x63938960 Can You Roast Frozen Vegetables <BR> <BR> <link>lifeonthefoodchain.blogspot.com/2013<BR>/05/yes-you-can-roast-frozen-vegetable<BR>s-yes.html </link> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:20:30 EST Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63938921 Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/ital<BR>ian-white-bean-kale-and-potato-stew/ </link> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:07:17 EST Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63924389 Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs...Just goes to show you the importance of exercising, not just for weight loss but for your health and well being. <BR> <BR> <link>consumer.healthday.com/senior-citize<BR>n-information-31/age-health-news-7/edu<BR>cation-and-stair-climbing-keep-your-br<BR>ain-healthy-708898.html?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_c<BR>ampaign=20160317&amp;utm_term=708898 </link> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 21:40:31 EST Sesame Sweet Potato Noodles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63896318 Sesame Sweet Potato Noodles <BR> <BR> <link>www.theorganicdietitian.com/sesame-s<BR>weet-potato-noodles/ </link> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:10:38 EST Ginger Miso Spaghetti Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63880457 Ginger Miso Spaghetti Squash <BR> <BR> I always leave out the oil and salt <BR> <BR> <link>www.theorganicdietitian.com/ginger-m<BR>iso-spaghetti-squash/ </link> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:27:20 EST Soy-free vegan recipe links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63880136 We don't do soy around here (James can't digest it), and I'm looking for more great recipes to make, so I am collecting links to soy-free vegan recipes. Preferably McDougall-friendly, but I'm pretty good at converting recipes to be lower in fat, so if you have any others to add to this list, I'd appreciate it. <BR> <BR> My faves so far: <BR> <BR> The "soy-free" tag at the Fat-free Vegan Kitchen blog: <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/tag/soy-free </link> <BR> <BR> Soy-free Vegan: <link>www... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19:39:00 EST Hi From Minnesota!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x63868787 <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Shelly. Born and raised in MN. Hate the cold Love the sun! <BR> New to the McDougall way of eating and I love it! Starches are so satisfying and nutritious! <BR> Now, with salads and greens as my mainstay I can add in starches to keep me from feeling like I'm starving. Keeps me from that "eating anything I can get my hands on" feeling. So much easier to say no to the foods I don't want to eat. Keeps the cravings a bay. I have tried a few times to eat all r... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 06:43:59 EST Plant based for lobby now in Washington DC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63846162 If this link doesn't work I'm sorry. Please just Google it. <BR> <BR> <link>mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/07/busine<BR>ss/trade-group-lobbying-for-plant-base<BR>d-foods-takes-a-seat-in-washington.htm<BR>l?_r=0&amp;referer= </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2016 07:13:48 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63820702 Message Removed Fri, 4 Mar 2016 18:52:21 EST Are you an emotional eater? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63715227 I definitely am an emotional eater. I am working on it and thanks to many wonderful tools, mostly from Susan Peirce Thompson of Bright Line Eating, I no longer eat my feelings. <BR> <BR> I found out that I really cannot just eat processed food ever. Well maybe some doubts and a few condiments, but no sugar, no flour. It also helps to limit my food to 3 meals a day with no seconds. <BR> I know it sounds very restrictive, but it really works for me. <BR> <BR> This article by Chwf Del S... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 07:54:03 EST 10 Home Remedies That Fight A Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63646420 10 Home Remedies That Fight A Cold <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/10-home-remedi<BR>es-that-fight-a-cold/?utm_source=feedb<BR>urner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_cam<BR>paign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28<BR>Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:45:56 EST Touchdown! Recipes for Your Super Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63603084 Touchdown! Recipes for Your Super Bowl (or Puppy Bowl...hehe) Party <BR> <BR> So are you having a big party well here are some healthy recipes or healthy recipes alternatives. <BR> <BR> You can also use these for everyday meals like the chili or the tacos... <BR> <BR> <BR> The Vegan 8 Guide to Super Bowl Eating <BR> <link>thevegan8.com/2016/02/04/the-vegan-8<BR>-guide-to-superbowl-eating/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 16 Fresh Super Bowl Recipes <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/16-fresh-... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:06:54 EST Easy Bean Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63598258 Easy Bean Salad <BR> <BR> <link>blog.eatplant-based.com/recipe/easy-<BR>bean-salad/ </link> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:14:55 EST Scalloped Potatoes with Chickpea Cheese Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63598176 Scalloped Potatoes with Chickpea Cheese Sauce <BR> <BR> <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2016/01/vegan-<BR>scalloped-potatoes-with-chickpea-chees<BR>e-sauce.html </link> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:00:32 EST A Quick Guide to Ingredient Substitutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63582257 A Quick Guide to Ingredient Substitutions <BR> <BR> <link>www.thekitchn.com/try-this-for-that-<BR>20-quick-ingredient-substitutions-175015 </link> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 18:47:27 EST Big Time Vegan Mexican Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63582123 Big Time Vegan Mexican Bowl <BR> <BR> <link>thevegan8.com/2016/01/21/big-time-ve<BR>gan-mexican-bowl/ </link> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 18:30:52 EST Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal: Myths and Fact http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63573816 Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal: Myths and Facts <BR> <BR> I thought this article is good if your starting out and have questions or people around you have questions <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutri<BR>tion/vegetarian-and-special-diets/buil<BR>ding-a-healthy-vegetarian-meal-myths-a<BR>nd-facts </link> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:23:22 EST These Three Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63573625 These Three Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way You Cook <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/articles/the<BR>se-three-kitchen-tips-will-change-the-<BR>way-you-cook/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:00:40 EST How To Make Great Vegan Soups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x63560813 How To Make Great Vegan Soups <BR> <BR> <link>www.seriouseats.com/2013/02/the-vega<BR>n-experience-how-to-make-great-vegan-s<BR>oups.html </link> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:35:08 EST Hummus on burgers! Of course! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63557173 This chickpea burger recipe recommends hummus as a veggie-burger topping and I can't believe it's never occurred to me to try that. My hummus is fat-free, but it's smooth and creamy, and I bet I'd love it. <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/mediterranean-<BR>chickpea-burgers/?mc_cid=849e12b12d&am<BR>p;mc_eid=3f895f0533 </link> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:02:00 EST VIDEO: How to Water Saute + what are acrylamides? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63551109 VIDEO: How to Water Saute + what are acrylamides? <BR> <BR> <link>helynskitchen.com/2016/01/video-how-<BR>to-water-saute-what-are-acrylamides.ht<BR>ml?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_mediu<BR>m=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Helyn<BR>sHealthyKitchen+%28Helyn%27s+Healthy+Kitchen%29 </link> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:40:28 EST Fast and Filling Dinner Salad—Ready in 10 Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63498745 Fast and Filling Dinner Salad—Ready in 10 Minutes <BR> <BR> <link>fullplateliving.org/blog/fast-and-fi<BR>lling-dinner-salad-ready-10-minutes?ut<BR>m_source=Email+Access+List&amp;utm_cam<BR>paign=3d497ff6da-Weekly_Email_2016_01_<BR>151_14_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;u<BR>tm_term=0_8688509ca4-3d497ff6da-49005753 </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:25:19 EST Can I Substitute Dried Beans for Canned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x63497582 Can I Substitute Dried Beans for Canned? <BR> <BR> Hey I didn't really think about this cause I don't measure, I just add a bunch of beans dry(cooked) or canned in my soups along with other veggies but its good to know anyway. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.seriouseats.com/2014/04/is-there<BR>-a-ratio-for-converting-between-dried.<BR>html </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:50:15 EST 16 Delicious Beans & Lentils Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63497406 16 Delicious Beans &amp; Lentils Recipes <BR> <BR> These recipes look soooo yummy...I'm going to try out the spicy lentil soup first, I always just skip the oil and cheese to make it low fat. <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/16-bean-lenti<BR>l-recipes/?utm_source=Cookie+and+Kate+<BR>Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=cf01f031bb<BR>-Email-New_posts_by_email1_12_2015&amp<BR>;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_dc236<BR>1842c-cf01f031bb-237771249 </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:33:06 EST Easy Vegan Dal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63487461 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b44a7031-d4d6-4fc2-aa33-2bb5ebd96935.png"> <BR> <BR> I haven't tried this yet, but will as soon as I get some red lentils. I'd probably omit the lemon though. Just my preference. <BR> <BR> Easy Vegan Dal <BR> By Hannah Howlett <BR> <BR> Description : This simple Dal is not only quick to make but also filling, and virtually fat free. If you’ve been craving indian food but want something lighter than the traditional dishes this recipe is for... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 02:58:43 EST How can we kick the sugar addiction?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x63464500 How can we kick the sugar addiction?? Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:34:28 EST 11 Things I Keep In My Freezer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63437620 11 Things I Keep In My Freezer To Make Eating Vegan Easy <BR> <BR> <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23142/11-thi<BR>ngs-i-keep-in-my-freezer-to-make-eatin<BR>g-vegan-easy.html?utm_source=mbg&amp;u<BR>tm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=weekly<BR>&amp;utm_campaign=160110-the-perfect-p<BR>ost-holiday-detox-salad </link> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 01:14:21 EST How do you make veggie patties? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x63424731 How do you make veggie patties? Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:37:25 EST Holiday vegan travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63253468 Holiday vegan travel <BR> <BR> <link>jlgoesvegan.com/holiday-vegan-travel<BR>/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JlGoes<BR>Vegan+%28JL+goes+Vegan%29 </link> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 23:13:06 EST has anyone ever made veggie broth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20358x28465x63251809 has anyone ever made veggie broth using only veggie scrapes? Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:29:21 EST Diabetes and Prediabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28465x63234040 Is there anyone on the team with diabetes or prediabetes who can tell me if their glucose levels and A1c levels went down on the McDougall diet or not? Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:55:20 EST Why hospital food is an embarrassment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63215249 Good article with some ways to change the situation: <BR> <BR> <link>mindbodygreen.com/0-13675/why-hospit<BR>al-food-is-an-embarrassment-what-we-ca<BR>n-do-about-it.html </link> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 06:31:34 EST They must be getting scared! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63202160 I didn't read the original article, but someone out there is climbing that price is three times more dangerous than bacon in terms of global warming! Boy, seems to me like a certain industry is running really scared. Here's a rebuttal. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <link>vegan.com/debunking-claims-that-lett<BR>uce-is-3-times-worse-than-bacon/ </link> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 07:47:28 EST 17 Simple Swaps for a Healthy Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63198314 17 Simple Swaps for a Healthy Holiday <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/healthy-holida<BR>y-swaps/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm<BR>_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A<BR>+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:51:22 EST Tips for Visiting Friends and Family Who Are Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63198274 Tips for Visiting Friends and Family Who Are Not Plant-Strong <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/tip-for-visi<BR>ting-friends-and-family-who-are-not-pl<BR>ant-strong/ </link> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:46:31 EST What's New and Beneficial about Sweet Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63166660 What's New and Beneficial about Sweet Potatoes <BR> <BR> <link>whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodsp<BR>ice&amp;dbid=64 </link> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 22:41:38 EST How Not To Die http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63154487 Michael Greger's. book How Not To Die is now available. I love supporting plant based doctors. Especially Dr. Greger. He does so much for free. I'm glad I prepaid for me and can't wait to get it. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 08:17:19 EST Vegan Diet Changes Prisoner Behavior http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63147757 Wow! <BR> <BR> "The remarkable behavioral changes could even be seen outside in the prison yard where according to prison officials, nobody “owned” or controlled the yard. Typical lines drawn between blacks, whites, hispanics, gang members and other groups were non existent. On the NEWSTART side, everyone played basketball together and had great fellowship". <BR> <BR> <link>vegetarianspotlight.com/2011/vegan-d<BR>iet-impacts-california-prison/ </link> Tue, 8 Dec 2015 09:10:51 EST Are things changing in your town? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63118529 How are things changing in your town? More plant based options when you eat out? Definitely seeing it here in the heart of the Midwest! We've got 2 strictly vegan restaurants now (Sadly they're not McDougall friendly so we don't go there - though I might start just to support them!). And it seems like I've got loads of other options now when I eat out (rarely, but it happens!). How about you? <BR> <BR> <link>wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-salt-<BR>warnings-on-menus-start-tuesday-1448... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 04:25:21 EST Some of us have a lot of trouble with sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63115869 I don't know about you, but I always thought that it was fine to have sugar substitutes and certainly fine to eat dried fruit. Trouble was that I was suddenly binging on those foods! <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting article to look at - spoiler alert: those foods can bring on a full blown problem: <BR> <BR> <link>drcarney.com/blog/entry/sugar-how-sw<BR>eet-it-is </link> Thu, 3 Dec 2015 17:19:14 EST Sweet Potato Chili with Kale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x63107746 Sweet Potato Chili with Kale...I'm going to have to try the orange juice (I already put pumpkin in my chili) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/swee<BR>t-potato-chili-with-kale/ </link> Wed, 2 Dec 2015 15:08:27 EST Vegan Pressure Cooking Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63106195 Vegan Pressure Cooking...This is a great book if you have a pressure cooker...I have on kindle and I like to read on my computer as well as on my kindle. <BR> <BR> <link>jlgoesvegan.com/vegan-pressure-cooki<BR>ng-for-kindle-is-2-99-in-december/?utm<BR>_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=emai<BR>l&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JlGoesVegan<BR>+%28JL+goes+Vegan%29 </link> Wed, 2 Dec 2015 10:47:35 EST 10 tasty ways to use whole vegetables and fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63097091 10 tasty ways to use whole vegetables and fruits <BR> <BR> <link>learn.walmart.com/Cook/Articles/10_w<BR>ays_to_use_whole_vegetables/25633/?pov<BR>id=1199529+|+LHN+|+2015-11-01|+1+|+LN-<BR>LHN-HTT-Seasonal-RootStemIdeas </link> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:29:21 EST My favorite things about McDougalling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63094466 Here are a few of favorite things about McDougalling. What are yours? <BR> <BR> 1) No counting, tracking, or portion control. I just eat until I'm satisfied of all the gazillion healthy food choices on the plan <BR> <BR> 2) I don't have to spend a lot of time worrying about what I eat. I just eat whatever I'm in the mood for at the time, as long as it's on that big, long list of things I eat <BR> <BR> 3) My digestion is SO MUCH HEALTHIER when I'm not eating junk Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:49:05 EST Daily food thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x63068259 I want to keep my food in one place, but my blog feels a little too public, so I'm going to put it here, if that's okay. Let me know if you'd rather I didn't, and I'll do it someplace else. <BR> <BR> Today's plan: <BR> <BR> B: Cereal <BR> L: Soup or salad <BR> D: Sweet potatoes and brown rice <BR> <BR> Today's actual: <BR> <BR> B: Cereal (raisin bran and unsweetened soymilk) <BR> L: Split pea soup <BR> D: Sweet potatoes and quorn roast (not vegan, but James bought it a few weeks ago for T... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:37:07 EST Dr Esselstyn's #1 piece of advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63043037 <link>mindbodygreen.com/0-22610/the-1-nutr<BR>ition-rule-i-live-by-a-cardiologist-ex<BR>plains.html </link> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:32:17 EST Locate CHEAP Healthy Plant-Based Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63035463 I have been shopping at Aldi, besides being cheap they have many great fresh veggies that they have added like eggplant, winter squash, asparagus, ect. When all the other stores(including walmart) have cauliflower for $4 I can always get some for under $2 at Aldi...ok so they do have all the package food that everyone thinks it cheap but they also have alot of healthy foods too(I even saw chia seeds ) <BR> <BR> <BR> These are some great ideas.... <BR> <BR> Plant-Based Finds at the Dollar ... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 09:15:01 EST Eat Like a Poor Person http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x63034904 Eat Like a Poor Person <BR> <BR> This a different way of thinking cause everyone thinks they can't eat healthy cause it cost too much. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nomeatathlete.com/eat-like-a-poo<BR>r-person/ </link> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:30:44 EST Cream of Celery Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62975268 Cream of Celery Soup <BR> <BR> Maybe you could use this soup for casseroles instead of those yucky canned soup people use. <BR> <BR> <link>lowfatveganchef.com/reader-recipe-ve<BR>gan-cream-of-celery-soup/ </link> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:46:28 EST 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Easy to Mak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62967476 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Easy to Make! <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/10-vegan-thank<BR>sgiving-recipes-that-are-easy-to-make/<BR>?utm_source=MailingList&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_content=keich10445%40ao<BR>l.com&amp;utm_campaign=10+Thanksgiving+Recipes </link> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:02:06 EST That chest pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62963365 <link>forksoverknives.us5.list-manage.com/<BR>track/click?u=34e558bdc728e39b6548f9e5<BR>6&amp;id=399e92e602&amp;e=01f0eb6f7e </link> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:25:41 EST Celery recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62828391 when ever i buy some celery I always end up with way more than i need and I'm not a big fan of eating them raw, i even started to freeze them just so I don't waste them and put in soups so I found some more recipes that uses celery. Just skip any oils that might be in the recipes. <BR> <BR> <link>food52.com/blog/14394-celery-hearts-<BR>and-leaves-aren-t-scraps-they-re-treas<BR>ures?utm_term=5394929&amp;utm_source=S<BR>ailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_c<BR>ampaign=20151025_hybrid_sunday... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 22:52:27 EST Genius Technique for More Flavorful Broccoli Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62828246 A Genius Technique for More Flavorful Broccoli Soup <BR> <BR> i thought this is a great idea. I wouldn't use the oil and butter(oh and the cheese). I think roasting the broccoli would make the soup taste yummy <BR> <BR> <link>food52.com/blog/14473-a-genius-techn<BR>ique-for-more-flavorful-broccoli-soup?<BR>utm_term=5394929&amp;utm_source=Sailth<BR>ru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campai<BR>gn=20151025_hybrid_sunday_digest </link> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 22:25:46 EST 10 Plant-Based Meals You Can Make for Under $10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62828146 10 Plant-Based Meals You Can Make for Under $10 <BR> <BR> I get tiered of hearing you can't afford to eat healthy so here is some proof that you can. <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/<BR>vegan-meals-under-10-dollars/?utm_sour<BR>ce=Green+Monster+Mailing+List&amp;utm_<BR>campaign=b7ccff6a69-NEWSLETTER_EMAIL_C<BR>AMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_t<BR>erm=0_bbf62ddf34-b7ccff6a69-105921977 </link> <BR> <BR> Now I don't use any oil and I would use beans instead of temp... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 22:09:06 EST Well Duh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62822973 <BR> Highly processed food linked to addictive eating. <BR> <BR> <link>ns.umich.edu/new/releases/22693-high<BR>ly-processed-foods-linked-to-addictive<BR>-eating </link> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:33:06 EST How to Cook Spaghetti Squash: A Step by Step Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62821230 How to Cook Spaghetti Squash: A Step by Step Guide <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/how-to-cook-sp<BR>aghetti-squash/?utm_source=feedburner&<BR>amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=<BR>Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Reboot<BR>+With+Joe%29 </link> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:00:24 EST What's New and Beneficial About Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62806625 What's New and Beneficial About Apples <BR> <BR> <link>www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=fo<BR>odspice&amp;dbid=15 </link> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:28:23 EST A very touching tale of WFPB health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62801304 Have you seen this article about how WFPB eating gave a couple more time together? Get your hankies ready. <BR> <BR> <link>forksoverknives.com/when-the-love-of<BR>-my-life-was-given-one-month-to-live-a<BR>-wfpb-diet-gave-us-more-time/?mc_cid=e<BR>e73befce3&amp;mc_eid=01f0eb6f7e </link> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:05:41 EST What kind of cookware do you use? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62784729 I have a variety of pans. Most of the time these days I use our InstantPot (stainless steel). I make huge pots of rice, beans and chili. The food is in big bowls in the fridge and can be warmed up in the microwave. A whole other topic. <BR> <BR> But I do have some new nonstick pans. Today I read this article: <BR> <link>ewg.org/release/toxic-truth-about-ne<BR>w-generation-nonstick-and-waterproof-c<BR>hemicals </link> <BR> <BR> I'm wondering what you think. I'm thinking, non st... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:01:47 EST Three Bean Chili (Pressure Cooker Friendly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62780610 Three Bean Chili (Pressure Cooker Friendly) <BR> <BR> <link>amysnutritariankitchen.blogspot.com/<BR>2014/10/three-bean-chili-pressure-cook<BR>er.html </link> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 19:06:40 EST Red Beans and Rice in the Pressure Cooker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62780588 Red Beans and Rice in the Pressure Cooker <BR> <BR> <link>amysnutritariankitchen.blogspot.com/<BR>2015/02/red-beans-and-rice-in-pressure<BR>-cooker.html </link> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 19:02:14 EST Reinforcing video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62756165 The importance of diet in health: <BR> <BR> <link>us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5e58f59<BR>d97611f910916b6276&amp;id=1a26975373&a<BR>mp;e=833180c1d6 </link> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:11:15 EST 9 Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Go Plant-Based http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62705678 9 Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Go Plant-Based <BR> <BR> <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-21926/9-tips<BR>-for-anyone-who-wants-to-go-plant-base<BR>d.html?utm_source=mbg&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=151008<BR>-12-things-you-need-to-know-today-october-8 </link> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:07:14 EST 10 Slimming Foods That Curb Hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62705590 10 Slimming Foods That Curb Hunger <BR> <BR> <link>fullplateliving.org/blog/10-slimming<BR>-foods-curb-hunger?utm_source=Email+Ac<BR>cess+List&utm_campaign=e3bbe699f2-Week<BR>ly_Email_2015_10_0910_8_2015&utm_mediu<BR>m=email&utm_term=0_8688509ca4-e3bbe699f2-49005753 </link> Fri, 9 Oct 2015 23:53:47 EST Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62696624 Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale & Pesto Vinaigrette <BR> <BR> This looks yummy and I would take out the oil...so what do you replace the oil with? <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2015/quinoa-salad-<BR>recipe-with-roasted-sweet-potato-kale/<BR>?utm_source=Cookie+and+Kate+Newsletter<BR>&utm_campaign=df9571f373-Email-New_pos<BR>ts_by_email1_12_2015&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_term=0_dc2361842c-df9571f373-237771249 </link> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 21:03:55 EST 7 Ideas for Quick Vegetarian Pita Lunches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62696262 7 Ideas for Quick Vegetarian Pita Lunches....just leave off the cheese <BR> <BR> <link>www.thekitchn.com/7-ideas-for-quick-<BR>vegetarian-pita-lunches-199442 </link> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 20:02:19 EST Technique for Better, Brighter Lentil Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62671299 Technique for Better, Brighter Lentil Salads <BR> <BR> <link>food52.com/blog/14274-deborah-madiso<BR>n-s-genius-technique-for-better-bright<BR>er-lentil-salads?utm_term=5261598&utm_<BR>source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_c<BR>ampaign=20151004_hybrid_sunday_digest </link> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:51:09 EST A little early but here's Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62659569 The Happy Herbivore (Lindsay Nixon) released this Thanksgiving plan today. Never too early to be prepared for the big day. Check it out: <BR> <BR> <link>happyherb-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/pd<BR>f/hhhg/HHHG_Thanksgiving_BLAD_Exclusiv<BR>es2.pdf?__s=nxzbttwsgwtn2qtyqgtu&utm_c<BR>ampaign=oct4_hh_thanksgivingsection&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_source=drip </link> Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:09:25 EST Coconut Oil! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62649224 I'm so sick of hearing about all the supposed benefits of coconut oil. You'd think it was a miracle cure for everything - and I mean everything! Now don't get me wrong, it's fine for treating dry skin and dry hair. But I do not intend to open my mouth to ingest the stuff. <BR> <BR> Here's a great article (all his articles are great) on the subject by Jeff Novick. Remember he's the dietician at Dr. McDougall's facility in Santa Rosa California. <BR> <BR> Check out the article at <B... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 05:08:00 EST Saturated fat and low carb diet rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62626865 I am 54. And now menopausal. If I hear one more menopausal woman tell me she needs to go on a low carb or keto diet I will scream!! Ok I already am.. <em>246</em> <BR> I know I know I can only take care of me but it just seems so crazy!!! <BR> And btw I am losing. I am healthy and happy. I am eating a bit more good fats than on McDougall or eat to Live but am 100% vegan. <BR> well I only just bumped into Gary Yourofsky videos 2 days ago. Life changer. Dunno how I managed to be veg on a... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:54:38 EST Helping Others! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62568179 I'm so excited because last weekend I helped a friend who has struggled with weight for years and years. <BR> <BR> She and I used to be diet buddies. We always tried out the newest clever technique (even though I knew perfectly well that McDougalling was the way to go). Then, we'd lose a few pounds painfully and eventually gain it all back and then some. I'm sure you know the sad sad story too. <BR> <BR> She even had bariatric surgery to "fix" the problem. <BR> <BR> But, instead... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:21:22 EST Disappearance of wheat gluten from store shelves? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62554673 I have notice that two of my local grocery stores no longer carry vital wheat gluten. They had it in bulk and in prepackaged bags. I asked a worker why, and, said they no longer carry it, but didn't know why. The other said they haven't carried it for six months <BR> I use wheat gluten to make fat-free meat substitutes, (Try potatostrong rib recipe, its a knockout)! I don't eat purchased fake meats because of the fat content. I know the latest thing is eating gulten free, but my body... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:51:59 EST Some spiritual reasons for being vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62541863 Some in the McDougall community prefer to call themselves ”plant based ". Obviously, we are indeed plant based. Some of us call ourselves" vegan " or "low fat vegan". I'm in the vegan camp. I was so delighted when I found Dr. McDougall because until then, I'd always worried that I want getting enough nutrition. Dr. McDougall had had such an outstanding impact on the world of nutrition and I wish more vegans followed his teaching <BR> I just read this lovely article on spiritual rea... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 05:09:53 EST Cowspiracy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62528047 Have y'all seen Cowspiracy? <BR> It's streaming on Netflix now!! Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:06:13 EST Love love love Dr. Garth Davis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62527999 This is so cool! I think it gives us lots of ammunition should we choose to enter into discussions with those critical of how we eat. Love this rant by Dr. Davis. Please share your thoughts. <BR> <BR> "I have been getting the usual requests to counter this argument and that argument on various different websites claiming that a vegan diet is bad for you. Most I ignore. I really do not feel like commenting on a "Doctor's" website where he is not really a doctor and where the article un... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:56:49 EST Greens and Malnutrition! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62527787 Have y'all seen this article by Dr. McDougall? Well worth a read. He says kale treats bitter for a reason! Top he's questioning the gospel of kale! Check it out : <BR> <BR> <link>drmcdougall.com/misc/2015nl/aug/supe<BR>rfoods.htm </link> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:10:42 EST Pre-order Dr. Greger's new book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62519120 Pre-order Dr. Michael Greger's new book "How Not To Die". Should be good. This guy always over delivers. His science is right on and completely in line with Dr. McDougall. He does not get a dime from the proceeds of his videos and this book. All the money goes to the charity nutritionfacts.org. <BR> <BR> Pre-order by clicking here <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/book </link> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:30:06 EST Hooray for the dermatologist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62503620 After a triple bypass, this man's dermatologist mentioned How To Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Yay! He and his wife changed the way they eat and neither take medication at all anymore. I wish everyone were as proactive as they are. Hey this team is! Good for us. <BR> <BR> Take a look at this article. The word is getting out! <BR> <BR> <link>nrtoday.com/news/18092575-113/heart-<BR>attack-prompts-dramatic-change </link> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 07:41:26 EST Do you exercise to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62486867 I've lost so much weight that friends often ask me how I did it. I explain that I eat a WFPBLF diet. Their response is often, "I'm planning to start working out more soon". I know Dr. McDougall says that, long term, exercise cannot reliably reduce weight. When we exercise more, we eat more. <BR> <BR> I find it all part of the illusion people have that they would prefer to exercise than to give up animal products. I call that addiction! <BR> Here's an interesting article showin... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 05:10:30 EST Vegan Chef wins Chili Cook-Off in Honolulu! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62476938 Vegan Chef wins Chili Cook-Off in Honolulu! <BR> <BR> that is awesome that the veggie chili won first place and beat the meat chili <BR> <BR> <link>vibrantwellnessjournal.com/2015/08/2<BR>7/vegan-chef-wins-chili-cook-off-in-ho<BR>nolulu/ </link> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:29:31 EST Love this old footage of Dr. McDougall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62472421 IMHO he looks even better today than he did back then! <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/3sBrA62J43g </link> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:43:05 EST Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62472254 For the first time the US endorses a plant based diet. And the meat industry is pi..ed! <BR> <BR> <link>www.trueactivist.com/for-the-first-t<BR>ime-ever-us-federal-guidelines-recomme<BR>nd-a-plant-based-diet/ </link> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:11:29 EST The Veggie Queen's A Couple of Simple Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62469481 The Veggie Queen's A Couple of Simple Recipes <BR> <BR> Just scroll down a ways <BR> <BR> <link>campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/ren<BR>der?ca=16ece030-5973-4694-8102-d42f480<BR>e8918&c=ffdff380-3a27-11e4-b4a4-d4ae52<BR>844279&ch=ffe523a0-3a27-11e4-b4a4-d4ae52844279 </link> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:18:32 EST Curry Carrot Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62469220 Curry Carrot Soup <BR> <BR> <link>amysnutritariankitchen.blogspot.com/<BR>2015/08/curry-carrot-soup.html?utm_sou<BR>rce=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwLuWYN+%28Am<BR>y%27s+Nutritarian+Kitchen%29 </link> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:13:20 EST Chunky Red Lentil Stew recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62445270 Chunky Red Lentil Stew recipe! <BR> <BR> <link>us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e9bc7f9<BR>c9fcfaeb18872689fa&id=290587d457&e=088<BR>058c621 </link> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 19:47:48 EST What's New and Beneficial About Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62424289 What's New and Beneficial About Tomatoes <BR> <BR> <link>whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodsp<BR>ice&dbid=44 </link> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 22:56:05 EST Dr McDougall is so Rad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62418253 I just love the way Dr. McDougall cuts through the cra*. He just plays it all out there even if it means countering other "alternative" doctors. <BR> <BR> For example in the following article he says you should eat blueberries because they taste good not because of the antioxidants! See what I mean? Rad! <BR> <BR> Lots of articles are about this food or that food being good for this or that ailment. So? Super foods? Bah! He says. It's the diet as a whole that matters says Dr.... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:09:46 EST Dr. McDougall Dr. Fuhrman Debate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62404411 This is an interesting description of a recent discussion with Drs. McDougall and Fuhrman. <BR> <BR> I agree with Lani that the two doctors are 99% in agreement. So my posting this is not for the purpose of creating strife here between the respective doctors' followers. I'm interested in promoting a plant based way of eating! What do you think of the points made? <BR> <BR> <link>lanimuelrath.com/mcdougall-vs-fuhrma<BR>n-notes-for-you-from-the-great-plant-b<BR>ased-doctors-debate/... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:14:59 EST The new McDougall newsletter is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62400843 Have you seen it? <BR> <BR> <link>drmcdougall.com/misc/2015nl/aug/supe<BR>rfoods.htm </link> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 03:27:49 EST Potato Strong: Starch Solution or MWL? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62388149 Here's an interesting blog by Will aka "Potato Strong" on weight loss and whether or not to go with the Starch Solution or the Maximum Weight Loss Program. They are both McDougall programs, but which one is best for you. <BR> <BR> For me - MWL hands down! <BR> <BR> <link>potatostrong.com/should-i-do-starch-<BR>solution-or-maximum-weight-loss/ </link> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:47:12 EST Do you use probiotics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62385747 I have tried using probiotics - always vegan -to deal with digestion issues. Fortunately by going WFPBLF all those digestion issues went away. Also when taking antibiotics. Always wonder whether the antibiotics wipe out the probiotics, but have figured it' worth trying to counteract the antibiotics. <BR> <BR> I even tried them for weight loss, but never got any results. Dr. Kahn believes they can help. <BR> <BR> <link>articles.healthrealizations.com/JKah<BR>nCorporation/2015/08/3... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:48:28 EST Register Now for next McDougall Webinar - Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62359848 People really got a lot out of the last webinars. Register now for the next one: <BR> <BR> <link>app.webinarjam.net/register/14990/1a<BR>9556a1d8 </link> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:05:46 EST 7 Veggie Burgers You’ll Actually Want to Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62343060 7 Veggie Burgers You’ll Actually Want to Eat <BR> <BR> I didn't look at the recipes so there could be oil, dairy or eggs. I just skip them. <BR> <BR> I never thought to put broccoli. cauliflower and other veggies in burgers <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/pictures/7-ve<BR>ggie-burgers-you-actually-want-eat/?po<BR>s=1&xid=nl_MyCalorieCounterNewsletter_<BR>20150809#01 </link> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:59:09 EST Do you buy commercial nondairy milk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62335516 I used to buy non dairy milk. Then I started making my own almond milk. What a pain. Now I just use water, cinnamon and ginger on my oatmeal and I like it! In general I'm really moving away from trying to replicate omni eaters' foods. <BR> <BR> I just saw this article <link>mindbodygreen.com/0-21059/why-im-avo<BR>iding-carrageenan-a-cardiologist-expla<BR>ins.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not going to buy commercial non-dairy milks again! <BR> <BR> How about you? Are you ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:58:15 EST How to freeze potatoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62312879 Fortunately potatoes last a good long time if kept in a cool dark place. But what if you have a large crop or see a super duper price? <BR> <BR> Freeze 'em! <BR> <BR> Take a look see at this link : <BR> <BR> <link>newlifeonahomestead.com/freeze-potat<BR>oes/ </link> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:59:48 EST International List of Plant Based Doctors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62297487 This looks like a very good resource: <BR> <BR> <link>plantbaseddoctors.org </link> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:11:52 EST What does your hospital cafeteria look like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62297452 So many hospitals across the country have subsidized their considerable income with McDonald's franchises. Seems the Cleveland Clinic saw the light and is getting rid of the Golden Arches finally. Wish the food was better anyway. I've seen posts about how terrible the food is. Seems the best bet is to bring in your own! <BR> <BR> <link>npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/19/<BR>432885995/so-long-big-mac-cleveland-cl<BR>inic-ousts-mcdonalds-from-cafeteria </link> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:07:30 EST Fructose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62291935 Very helpful info: <BR> <BR> <link>ucdintegrativemedicine.com/2015/08/i<BR>s-an-apple-a-day-really-what-its-crack<BR>ed-up-to-be/ </link> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:50:29 EST What loopholes do you come up with? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62251961 Do you ever "cheat" on your McDougall plan? How do you justify? Let's see, for me the big one is "I'm at a restaurant and I can't control how much oil they put in the food". This is ok if I only eat out every few months, but sometimes that loophole gets me real oily! <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you find loopholes? Let's pay attention to the loopholes and then eradicate them! Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:52:23 EST Simple Daily Recipes has an InstantPot cookbook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62251644 Check it out! I bet these are deelish. <BR> <BR> <link>simple-daily-recipes.myshopify.com/c<BR>ollections/frontpage/products/o-m-gee-<BR>good-instant-pot-recipes-plant-based-oil-free </link> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:14:31 EST Don't go low carb to burn fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62251445 Finally some media is reporting at least one study refuting this particular low carb myth: <BR> <BR> <link>npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/13/<BR>432087757/you-don-t-need-to-go-low-car<BR>b-to-burn-body-fat-study-says </link> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:47:02 EST 6 Recipe Ideas To Use Up Old Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62242937 6 Recipe Ideas To Use Up Old Veggies <BR> <BR> <link>foodmatters.tv/content/6-recipe-idea<BR>s-to-use-up-old-veggies?utm_medium=ema<BR>il&utm_campaign=HFC+NL+August+6+2015&u<BR>tm_content=HFC+NL+August+6+2015+CID_5f<BR>d98fbe44e4f4e49f939973e78b3c69&utm_sou<BR>rce=Campaign%20Monitor%20Email%20Marke<BR>ting&utm_term=6%20recipe%20ideas%20to%<BR>20use%20up%20old%20veggies </link> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:57:58 EST What's New and Beneficial About Grapes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62225145 What's New and Beneficial About Grapes <BR> <BR> <link>whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodsp<BR>ice&dbid=40 </link> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:55:09 EST 10 Herbs and Spices to Help You Lose Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62224997 10 Herbs and Spices to Help You Lose Weight <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011432<BR>-10-herbs-spices-lose-weight/?utm_sour<BR>ce=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_cam<BR>paign=0809_2nd_f#slide=2 </link> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:35:16 EST Colorectal cancer and meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62218331 New study : <BR> <BR> <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/solving-a-c<BR>olon-cancer-mystery/ </link> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:20:24 EST Health: Exercise vs Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62210646 worked. to think that I could exercise away my weight. Uh. Nope. That never worked. <BR> I am so lucky. I have no known health issues. By eating this way I expect to never experience many of the most common 1st world health concerns. <BR> I find this story very moving somehow. What do you think of it? Have you relieved health issues for yourself or loved ones through diet? <BR> Thanks to vegsource for this article: <BR> Bestselling author of the book Running Jim Fixx ate a t... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:56:23 EST Do you know David Carter the vegan football player http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62187789 This man is articulate, healthy and, um, beautiful. He says becoming began improved his game, but his choice goes much deeper than that. <BR> <BR> <link>secure.friendsofanimals.org/news/201<BR>5/july/cheers-and-jeers-1 </link> Thu, 6 Aug 2015 04:11:42 EST Whole Food Oil Free Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62179798 This blog is new to me. It is the work of a woman who has recovered from Type2 Diabetes and lost 50 pounds (kept it off for 3 years and counting) all from following this way of eating. <BR> <BR> Check out her whole food oil free recipes at: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>mrsplantintexas.com/?m=1 </link> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 06:03:27 EST Do you consider yourself to be a sugar addict? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62162675 I didn't used to. I resisted the term with all my might. But over time I've come to see how very susceptible I am to refined products. <BR> <BR> This excellent article by Dr. McDougall helps me see why and how. <BR> <BR> <link>.drmcdougall.com/misc/2006nl/oct/sug<BR>ar.htm </link> <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you find yourself "ubable" to stop eating sugar and flour products? Have you ever given them up? I've stopped eating them and find that I feel so much better, lost quo... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 07:26:29 EST White Rice or Brown Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28465x62157681 Always heard how incredibly important it was to eat brown rice - over white. But Dr. McDougall says all those slim Asians eating white rice shows it's perfectly safe. <BR> <BR> Now this article addresses Arsenic in rice and one of the ways to avoid it is to eat white rice. <BR> <BR> I actually prefer the flavor and texture of brown rice. Especially Jasmine Brown Rice. But. . . Hmmmm. Arsenic. <BR> <BR> <link>drmcdougall.com ww.drmcdougall.com/2014/12/31/arsenic-in-r<BR>ice/ </... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:58:49 EST Tomato and bean chilli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9250x28465x62146530 This recipe came from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two - or - Just for You by Kathy Hester <BR> <BR> It said to cook for 7-9 hours on low, but I made it in 3 hours on high :) <BR> <BR> A 15oz can of white beans (I used what I had, which were Borlotti) (I think there might be a typo in her recipe here because it says 1.5cups-269g or 1 can 15oz/420g!) anyway - I used the whole can <BR> <BR> A cup of diced tomatillo (I used ordinary red tomatoes) <BR> <BR> 3 cloves of garlic, minced <BR> <BR> th... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 04:48:58 EST Creamy curried veggies Simple Daily recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62139294 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEwJeWHCfb<BR>w <BR> <BR> <BR> Got to try this!! Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:17:16 EST McDougall Newsletter Highlight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11360x28465x62138752 Really liking the way Dr. McDougall is showing his environmental concerns as well as sharing his knowledge about human health : <BR> <BR> <link>drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/jun/conf<BR>essions.htm </link> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:42:46 EST