The Gift of Life: From Plant-Based Advocacy to Kidney Donation – An interview with Elaine Perlman (Podcast episode)
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
2w ago
This is a can’t-miss episode! Join me in conversation with Elaine Perlman, Executive Director of Waitlist Zero, an advocacy group committed to ending the kidney shortage in the United States. In this episode of the Vegan Family Kitchen Podcast, Elaine shares her deeply personal journey from embracing veganism and healthy plant-based living to becoming a kidney donor, gifting an organ to a stranger. Her transition to a plant-based lifestyle not only transformed her health but also fueled her passion for saving lives through organ donation. Elaine aims to pass critical federal laws in the Unit ..read more
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6 Books about Veganism (that aren’t cookbooks!)
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
3w ago
Do you have a craving for knowledge, wisdom, and different viewpoints? These books about veganism (that aren’t cookbooks!) will: help you broaden your perspective, arm you with facts and arguments, but also emotional support as you continue on your journey towards gentler, healthier, and more compassionate eating. Many of us feel that we don’t have much impact on the world around us or capacity to influence events on a global stage. We are, after all, but one person out of 8 billion! Yet, three times a day, we make choices about how to feed ourselves, and those choices add up. Our actions ri ..read more
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Webinar: Healthy vegan meal planning with protein, iron, and calcium in mind
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by Brigitte
1M ago
Are you and your loved ones are getting all the nutrients you need on a plant-based diet? Are you concerned about protein, iron, and/or calcium? Join Brigitte Gemme in this free webinar where she’ll guide you through the essentials of composing nutritious, balanced vegan meals and meal plans. Bringing together everything you need for optimal health is easier than you think! Whether you’re concerned about protein, iron, or calcium, this session is designed to address your worries with practical, easy-to-follow advice. What you’ll learn: Do plant-based eaters need more protein? How much? What a ..read more
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WAITLIST OPEN: Plan, Prep, and Relax: Plant-Based Batch Cooking for Busy Beginners
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by Brigitte
1M ago
After months of brainstorming, consulting, and planning, I am finally starting to record my new course: Plan, Prep, and Relax: Plant-Based Batch Cooking for Busy Beginners The simple strategy you need for healthy, stress-free weeknights. Get on the waitlist! We start in June 2024. ? Building Block Basics: Dive into the foundations of healthy vegan meal planning and batch cooking. ? Demystifying Cookery: Learn the secret structure behind the most common easy healthy vegan dishes and practice. ? Cook-Along Videos: Practice with four step-by-step pre-recorded batch cooking videos. Follow along a ..read more
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Get started with 100 Days of Flow in the Kitchen
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by Brigitte
2M ago
Subscribe to my premium newsletter 100 Days of Flow in the Kitchen and spend just one minute each day learning about plant-based cooking and nutrition. It doesn’t get easier than that! Each of the 100 short daily email messages will nudge you into the direction of: Cooking more wholesome plant-based meals at home Shifting your mindset to experience more joy in the kitchen (even if you hate cooking!) Practicing basic freestyle cooking moves Getting organized with tiny upgrades to your kitchen and meal planning setups Effortlessly learning important facts about healthy vegan nutrition and ingre ..read more
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Join the Healthy Vegan Batch Cooking Club (everyone welcome!) – Spring 2024
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
3M ago
Cooking club changes lives. We get together to cook some healthy vegan building blocks that will form the base of our weekday meals. In so doing, we find nourishment for our bodies and souls. When you sign up for cooking club, you get: Structure: Leave batch cooking to chance, and chances are… it won’t happen! When you join the Healthy Vegan Batch Cooking Club, it’s now on your schedule. It happens at a specific, predictable time. And you show up. Motivation: Even if you don’t like cooking, it’s fun to spend an hour or two doing something productive and meaningful with a group of people who a ..read more
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Free workshop: Easy healthy vegan for one or two: meal planning and batch cooking strategies to eat better
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
3M ago
When cooking for one or two people, mustering the motivation to cook healthy tasty meals can be a struggle. You might end up stuck in a rut, eating only a few different meals and even missing the mark on your nutrition targets. This free Zoom workshop will empower you with practical strategies and tips to transform your weekly habits. We’ll talk about: Strategies to hit the sweet spot between diversity and simplicity Tips to reduce food costs and waste Boosting your vitality and energy with nutrient-rich dishes Using slow cookers and Instant Pots to streamline batch cooking How to find joy in ..read more
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Nourishing Relationships Through Food: A Conversation with Counsellor Deborah McNamara
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by Brigitte
3M ago
What does picky eating have to do with attachment, survival, and trust? Let’s talk about it with Deborah MacNamara, a counsellor and expert in family relationships. In this episode of the Vegan Family Kitchen Podcast, we discuss how food is way more than what we put in our mouth! It’s connected to attachment and deeply involved in how we form relationships with each other, starting in infancy with our parents and other adult caregivers. Deborah discusses her experiences with helping adults make sense of their relationships with food and children, giving insights on treating food issues th ..read more
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How to cook tofu and include it into your meal plans and batch cooking sessions
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by Brigitte
4M ago
How to cook tofu so it tastes good? In North America, there’s wide misunderstanding about – and even prejudice against! – this classic vegan food gifted to the world by Asian makers two thousand years ago. Let’s clear the air and make room for more tofu in our kitchens. In this article, I will cover some key questions about tofu: how tofu is made, what are tofu’s benefits for plant-based cooks, the different kinds of tofu and how to use them, and suggestions to include tofu in both batch cooking sessions and quick meals. Be warned: some of my opinions about tofu are controversial. My tofu love ..read more
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Vegan cooking for beginners: get started the easy way (even if you think you’ll never go vegan)
Vegan Family Kitchen Blog
by Brigitte
4M ago
This guide to vegan cooking for beginners will help you add more plant-based, healthy vegan meals into your rotation. It is meant for people who already know how to cook enough to follow a recipe, but need a boost of confidence when it comes to turning plants into dinner. If you think you will never be vegan, I hear you and understand you. And I’m not even going to ask you to change. I was an unlikely vegan myself. I hardly knew vegetarians even existed until my late teens. When I started making money as a young adult I would splurge on fancy cheeses. As someone who was born to farmers, I thou ..read more
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