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Hello, Vegetarians! This blog is dedicated to helping you learn how to live a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. My name is Jayne, and I’m happy you visited today.

On this blog you will find cruelty-free recipes, helpful tips for healthy dining out, and bits of wisdom I have collected navigating this vegetarian journey through a world of carnivores. For the last twenty years I have lived a vegetarian lifestyle and enjoy teaching others about healthy living and vegan cooking. Seeing people’s bodies and minds transformed as they change the way they eat is always exciting to me.

Please consider this blog a community experience. I hope that you can find support and inspiration here, and I welcome your comments as we learn together and grow in health.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. This website was created to help health conscious people access information about vegetarian-friendly restaurants, easy vegetarian recipes, and resources to help them navigate through the confusing maze of food misinformation that exists in today’s culture. I do believe that the vegetarian lifestyle is the ideal for a longer and healthier life.
    I strive to promote recipes that contain no meat, dairy, or eggs because these are all animal products. I cannot say that all recipes are vegan because I do believe in eating honey. My research has convinced me that it is the safest and most natural sweetener on the planet and has been used by humans for thousands of years for not only food, but also for medicinal purposes.
    I hope you enjoy the information you find here. All the recipes have been tested over and over again in my own kitchen. If they weren’t exceptional I wouldn’t share them. I strive to review vegetarian resources honestly and without bias. My deepest hope is that I can in some small way enlighten people to the joys and benefits of eating healthy foods not only for themselves and their families, but for the health of our planet.

  2. Jayne,
    I am a plant-based eater for the past 18 months. I am 60 years old and ate traditional SAD prior to this switch. I am also a Christian and participate in a women’s bible study. I have the opportunity to lead this group during this Lenten season and have chosen your book- Smashing Idols to be our focus.
    I was wondering if you have any resources you can share with me to make this experience as meaningful as possible for me and the ladies of faith I will be sharing it with.
    Thanks for your help,
    Cathy

    1. Hi! Cathy,
      I am so happy to hear that your bible study group will be using Smashing Idols this season! I can certainly share some ideas that I have found work in a group setting focused on changing to a healthy plant-based diet. This may be a completely new experience for some, so I like to give them tools for success between meetings. Printed handouts and food samples to try, along with the recipe are always well received.
      The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: PCRM.org/LiteratureandInfographics, has many great resources you can download and print to hand out. Your church may offer to do that for you.
      Some print-outs you can find there are:
      Vegan Starter Kit
      Ingredient Substitution Chart
      The Protein Myth
      One recipe I have made often for a class is “Miracle Fat-Burner Stew.” It is on this blog. Search for it under “Recipes.” It makes a huge amount and there are several variations, so you could actually make it once and eat different variations all week. (Each person only needs to have a small sample to try. You don’t need to feed them a whole meal). There are many simple recipes here and in Smashing Idols to make for samples.
      I hope that helps. If you have any other questions, please ask.
      Best wishes on your study!
      Jayne
      PS: I would be eternally grateful if your people would post a review of the Smashing Idols on Amazon!

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