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My Eat to Live Journey – Weeks 1-3

I recently came across a copy of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book, Eat to Live.  I've been a vegan for about ten years now, with the exception of a year that I ate fish and eggs.  So I've always known that a plant-based diet is optimal for health and weight loss.  But I had reached a plateau

How to Be a Healthy Person

I’m surprised by how often I hear the words, “I hate them” in response to seeing a fit, healthy person.  It’s not that I don’t understand the feeling -- it’s so much easier to resent others who have the lives we want than to actually try to emulate them.  Also some people are afraid that

Product Review: SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Sweetener

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC

The C.A.R.E. Transition Plan

Not everyone can make huge lifestyle changes overnight and stick to them with perfect success.  For most of us, we need a slow transition.  I've developed a transition plan I like to call "CARE"*: C is for CHANGE You know you need to make a change.  Whether you are trying to lose weight, lower your cholesterol,

Recipe: VEGAN Persian Gheimeh Bademjoon (Split Pea Eggplant Stew)


I have made it my life's goal to "veganize" all my favorite traditional Persian recipes.  We started a cookbook years ago, and just never finished it.  Maybe someday... Now, this recipe sounds crazy impossible.  It's best to think about it not in steps, but in, say, a timeline.  Persian food is an art, not a