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Lazy Girl’s Guide To Losing Weight.

After years of stressing about diets and weight, I’ve stopped all the fad diets and weird food limitations. When I find my weight creeping up, I practice the following Lazy Girl’s Guide To Losing Weight.

Losing weight can actually be simple—eliminate 500 calories a day from your caloric maintenance level and you’ll lose a safe 1-2 pounds per week, Read more

Brand New Vegan? Read/Watch These

After my husband had a heart attack followed by a 5x bypass open heart surgery, his surgeon strongly urged him to start eating a plant-based diet of whole foods (no processed “healthy” stuff), no added fat (even “healthy” ones), and low sodium. The resources below will give you all the medical and scientific “whys”.

Bottom Line—
According to William C. … Read more

The McDougall Diet: Plant-Based for Optimum Health

Moderation does not work for changing life-destroying habits. A cigarette smoker never quits by cutting down. Alcoholics do not sober up by switching to beer or wine. You must treat the foods that are making you sick with the same attitude as you would treat drug addiction—just say “No.”

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Vegan Dinner Ideas

Sometimes it helps to be able to figure things out in advance. Here’s a month’s worth of dinner ideas, along with some side dishes and appetizers…enjoy!

Vegan Dinner Ideas

APPETIZERS / SNACKS

Rice cakes + Fat-Free Hummus
Baked Tortilla Chips + Guacamole
Spicy Chickpea-Tahini-Miso Dip 
Rosemary Cashews
Steamed Spring Dumplings
Vegan Gougeres
Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree
Baba Ganoush

PIZZA

Pizza Night!Read more

Vegan Egg Replacements

VEGAN EGG REPLACEMENTS

TO ADD MOISTURE

Applesauce: 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg (can also replace butter, oil) (moist/heavy cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins)
Bananas: One small mashed banana = 1 egg (moist/heavy brownies, muffins, cakes; adjust sweetening in recipe)
Canned Pumpkin: 1/4 cup = 1 egg (moist/heavy cakes, muffins, cupcakes, bread)
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