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Monday, October 31, 2011

Recent Updates

I have had a very busy and exciting month and wanted to share some of the details...

This past Friday, October 28th, I was featured as the expert on The Dr. Oz Show.  J. Morris Hicks wrote a fabulous blog delineating the details of the show on his site. To read it, click here: Healthy Eating Healthy World. After Dr. Oz showed the massive beneficial results of putting 3 women on a whole food, plant-based diet for about 6 days, he had me explain how this is plausible in the real world. I explained how to appropriately and easily find protein, calcium, healthy fats, and carbs in the plant kingdom, all while improving your health. In the second segment, I demonstrate how to make 3 recipes from my book: It's Easy Being Green Smoothie, Mexican Noritos, and Beans and Greens Chili. Overall it was an incredible experience...going to New York City, taping at 30 Rock, and meeting Dr. Oz and his incredible team. If you liked the show, please write in to tell them here because I would love to go back.

Here are the links to watch the show online:
Part 1 sets up the story.
Part 2 explains the results for the women.
This is me describing the details of the diet.
Here are the cooking demos.

One of the most rewarding parts of having this experience is that it helped my book and DVD rankings go all the way into the top 100 books and documentaries! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition ended up as #48 in all books, #2 in Nutrition, #2 in Nursing, #3 in Diets, and #4 in Medicine on Amazon. (Ok, yes, I have become obsessed with these numbers!)

I also had my debut on an amazing website called One Green Planet. Click here for my article which is entitled Reducing Reductionism: A Big Picture View of Nutrition.

I thank you all for your support in my journey to help tell the masses about the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Chef and The Dietitian - Episode 35 - Leafy Green Dip

This recipe takes a prize for the most delicious way to get your greens in! And if you like versatile, you will love this one. Two of the healthiest food groups-leafy greens and beans-are creatively blended together with lemon, nutritional yeast, basil, and nuts or seeds thanks to my clever partner-in-crime, Chef AJ. This can be used as a filling for lasagna, to top crackers, or inside of a whole grain bread bowl. In fact, I can't imagine how many options there are for this ridiculously decadent dip! It truly is one of my favorites!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Chef and The Dietitian- Fennel Salad

Welcome to our new set of The Chef and The Dietitian. Chef AJ and I will show you how to make a three-ingredient recipe including fennel (tastes like licorice, texture like celery, and high in flavonoids, vitamin C, and fiber), dates, and lemon juice. Easy and unique, this is something you can whip up in minutes and serve as an appetizer, side dish, or even a dessert. Enjoy!