My Beef with the Locavores

The ally relationship can be an odd one. I remember my shock in third grade, learning that The Soviets had been our ally in World War II. “How could this be?” I wondered. “Our arch-enemies, the reason we have to crawl under our desks and prepare for The Bomb, were once our friends?” I’m having …

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9 Cancer-Fighting Food Groups

These helpful groupings come from Eat to Beat Cancer: A Research Scientist Explains How You and Your Family Can Avoid Up to 90% of All Cancers, by J. Robert Hatherill. This is one of my favorite books: clear, to-the-point, and easy to follow. Eat these foods every day. Feel good. Onion group – onion, garlic, asparagus, leek, …

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Great Recipes from Ellen Jones & Patti Breitman

Here are some great recipes from Ellen Jones’ Eat Vegan on $4 a day & Patti Breitman’s How to Eat like a Vegetarian , today’s radio guests on Portobello Poor Boy Sandwich, ©Eat Vegan on $4 a day For more from Ellen Jones visit: 2 large Portobello mushrooms, stemmed ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 to 4 …

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Vegan Chic

We’ve come a long way towards overcoming the grass-and-granola image long held about a plant-based diet, and we’re now making inroads into that citadel of self-interest: the world of fashion. Thank goodness! I adore clothes. I was brought up this way. My grandmother told me: “The Bible says your body is a temple and you’re …

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Accidentally Phenomenal Green Soup

3 large handfuls baby arugula 1 small tomato 1 stalk celery 1/2 cup water 1 Tbls. lemon juice Seasonings to taste: Lemon pepper, Italian herbs, garlic powder, lemon pepper 1/2 avocado Blend veggies, water, lemon juice, and seasonings until well blended. Add 1/2 avocado, cut into 2 or 3 pieces, and blend until just mixed …

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Veg in a Non-Veg World

My friend Mark Mathew Braunstein (he’s also this week’s radio guest), a vegan activist and author from way back, sent me a vintage bumper sticker that reads “Love Animals, Don’t Eat Them.” Since I’m a bumperless Manhattanite, I stuck it on my laptop and it elicits comments from people who see it in the coffee …

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Paradise Health in Midlife & Beyond

I didn’t know it was possible to feel this good. I woke up not long ago thinking, “This is the craziest thing: fifty is history and I feel sensational.” I knew it was what the eccentric health advocate, Arnold Ehret, 100 years ago called “Paradise Health.” I had it: physically and emotionally. I’ve been on …

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Radio promises

On yesterday’s radio show we promised to post some info here, and it is: To learn more about our guest, Ruby Roth, go to her site, To read Adair’s blog post about crows, go to The folks doing the vegan podcast from London during the Olympics can be found at The Recipe of …

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According to a 2011 Harris poll, 5% of Americans are vegetarian, and half of those are vegan. 16% of Americans eat vegetarian “more than half the time.” Between 2000 and 2010, US beef consumption dropped by 59 pounds per person, pork consumption by 47 pounds per person. States with the most vegetarian eateries per capita …

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