Minimalist meal prep for healthy stress-free vegan weeknights
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
3w ago
If you can find one hour to for meal prep / batch cooking at any time in the week, you can prepare really good food you will enjoy throughout the week. It won’t be perfect, but it will provide you with a solid base for meals that improve your nutrition and enjoyment of food, while decreasing your stress. This is a desk-based workshop: I won’t actually be cooking. I will work with YOU to create a realistic plan for minimalist meal prep that you can implement right away. Attend this workshop Wednesday, cook a little on Saturday or Sunday, and start seeing the benefits next week! Wednesday J ..read more
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Plant-based in public health: An interview with Dr. Charlyn Black, MD, ScD, Professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health
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by Brigitte
1M ago
Charlyn Black trained as a family doctor more than forty years ago, but most of her career has been as a scholar dedicated to understanding the social determinants of health for over three decades. She is now a Professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health, and an enthusiastic advocate for the power of predominantly plant-based diets for prevention and vitality. I am grateful that she is also a Vegan Meal Plan subscribers, using them in her own way as she’ll explain in the interview. In this conversation, we talk about: Charlyn’s journey from teaching yoga at age 16 to family me ..read more
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2023 Kitchen Kick Off: January 1st Healthy Vegan Batch Cooking Club session (free registration!)
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by Brigitte
1M ago
All I want to start 2023 is to cook with YOU! Yes, YOU. Join me and kick off 2023 the right way: IN THE KITCHEN! We’ll be having a healthy vegan batch cooking club session together, starting with a small ritual to welcome the new year and followed with some festive batch cooking. Recipes included! (Or use your own.) Sunday January 1st, 2023 2 p.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. Eastern / Next day at 9 a.m. in Sydney (Australia) You’ll be amazed at what you get done in just an hour and inspired to continue with regular batch cooking sessions throughout the New Year. Sign up now! It’s totally free. Bring a fr ..read more
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Getting started with raw vegan food: An interview with Crystal Bonnet, raw vegan chef and author of The Art of Raw Desserts
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
1M ago
Today on the Vegan Family Kitchen Podcast I meet with Crystal Bonnet, raw vegan chef and author of the just-published beautiful book The Art of Raw Desserts. Crystal is a graduate of the Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy and of the Pure Joy Academy. She develops unique and delicious all-vegan raw recipes and now teaches everything she knows to home cooks and professionals chefs alike. You can find her courses on her website Crystal Dawn Culinary and connect with her on Instagram. In this interview, Crystal shares what got her started on her vegan and raw journey, describes her lifestyle today ..read more
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Prepared and healthy vegan in the New Year: Join the Batch Cooking Club for 3 months
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
2M ago
Could you use some encouragement, support, and accountability to continue (or start!) cooking and eating healthy vegan food in the New Year? This program is for you. Here’s what’s involved in this 3-month group program: Cooking club membership with virtual cooking gatherings every two weeks on Sundays (some skipped Sundays – see schedule below) Vegan Meal Plan subscription (includes “family” and “mini” versions with shopping list, prep steps, and direct access to me whenever you have questions) 20-minute mini coaching session with me to get ready for your first club meeting This program work ..read more
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Practicing mindfulness to tame food addiction: A conversation with Karen Steiner
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
2M ago
How can the principles of mindfulness and compassion support a transition away from overeating and food addiction? I had the good luck of exploring this topic with Karen Steiner in conversation for the Vegan Family Kitchen Podcast. Listen to the episode: Watch on YouTube: Karen Steiner is a Weight Loss Coach, Food Activist and Meditation Teacher. Professionally, she has Master’s degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology, has trained as a Life Coach through The Co-Active Training Institute and the eCornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutr ..read more
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Protein for vegans: an unpopular opinion
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by Brigitte
2M ago
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How to save money on healthy vegan food
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by Brigitte
2M ago
Rising food costs are a concern for most households these days. How to save money on healthy vegan food? I propose a strategy that goes deeper than perusing flyers. Warning: mindset shifts ahead. Ask where your (food) money going How much of your money are you spending at grocery stores (and which ones), how much at the restaurant, and how much on coffee and treats at the drive-through? Tracking my family’s expenses systematically has transformed my life and I bet it will transform yours, too. You can join the fun by keeping your receipts, jotting down your spending every day, and breaking dow ..read more
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Can fertility improve with a plant-based diet? Exploring Dr. Jenny Lee’s journey toward better reproductive health
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by Brigitte
8M ago
Can fertility improve with a plant-based diet? Research certainly seems to be on the side of a reduction in meat intake having a positive effect. Generally, healthy plant-based diets focused on whole foods also have the potential to improve many of the factors that influence fertility. To talk about it, I invited Dr. Jenny Lee on the podcast. Dr. Jenny Lee is a board-certified physician in both Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine, in addition to serving as a wellness coach. Through her work as a physician, she has seen many people developing and suffering from chronic disease caused by l ..read more
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Iron for vegans: my views as a meal planner, woman, and mother
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
8M ago
Iron for vegans and plant-based eaters: should we be worried? Iron is a common concern of well-meaning friends and relatives, upon learning that a loved one is going vegan or committing to eating more plants (and fewer animals). Since most people still think of meat as the source of the most abundant and easiest to absorb iron, isn’t forgoing animal products putting you at risk for iron deficiency? Unfortunately, many medical professionals contribute to spreading this outdated belief, despite ample scientific evidence to the contrary. As someone who decides what’s for dinner for other people ..read more
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