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Welcome to Our Community Kitchen

February 6th, 2013

Our Community Kitchen is the place to find answers to all your questions about what it takes to transition to a “plant-strong” lifestyle, as well as recipes and tips for creating great tasting, vegetarian meals for your entire family.

We are all at different stages of our journey, and in the beginning it will be different. Don’t become discouraged – this isn’t a sprint – you may want take “baby-steps” before you are able to start running. The goal is to replace any nutritionally-deficient foods you are currently consuming with healthy, life-giving foods.

Whether you have recently made the decision to adopt a more plant-based diet, looking for alternatives to your favorite meals or just looking for some new “quick and healthy” recipes, Our Community Kitchen will be here to assist you along the way.

If you are just getting started, you may have questions like:

  • Where do I start?
  • What should we eat?
  • How will I make school lunches for my kids?

Another great place to start is by watching the movie, Forks over Knives.  If you haven’t seen the movie yet, we urge you to watch it on Netflix or better yet, get your own copy to share with your friends and family!

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Thanks-vegan Fun!

November 15th, 2012

Hi and welcome back to “Our Community Kitchen”.  If a friend forwarded this newsletter to you and you would like to receive Our Community Kitchen newsletters, click here to subscribe.

The holidays are already upon us!
And it’s time to give thanks for all we have and all we hold dear.  At Ask Dr Garland we’re thankful for YOU, our faithful customers, who have made it your personal goal to eat healthier.

We have a funny Thanksgiving story to share with you, as well as fantastic plant-strong recipes and several handy tips for cooking and baking plant-strong.

Do any of you enjoy Thanksgiving as much as I do?
This is my favorite time of the year! Time for cooking, spending precious time with family, friends, watching football games, playing board games and eating all the delicious foods which we’ve waited 364 days to enjoy.

No other holiday is so centrally based around food.

You can eat healthy over the holiday season without giving up great taste and packing on the pounds. The holidays are about celebration, not deprivation.  With planning and preparation there’s no need to give up delicious eats.

If you are new to plant-strong lifestyle…don’t worry we will get through this together. Relax! Breathe!

You can have an amazing holiday feast and eat vegetarian, all at the same time!  We would like to assist you with making a great meal that’s healthy and tasty for you and your family! Creating new food traditions now will hopefully propel your family to carry them on for generations to come.

Whether you believe it or not, most of our loved ones are not even aware we’ve used healthy alternatives while creating their favorite dishes. If we don’t say anything they won’t know.!

It tickles me to hear people “oohhhh” and “aahhh” over something I’ve made. Then, when they learn what it was you hear, “I never thought it would taste so good”.  I generally wait until my friends or family have had seconds before I disclose the ingredients!

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from the two generations before me is no matter what you cook, season your food to enhance the flavors.  It makes a difference to all dishes.

Remember… no one likes the taste of cardboard.

What’s your family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe?  Send it to us and let us turn it into a fabulous healthier version. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving tradition?  We would love to hear your stories.

Here’s to our journey!

Pamela
Editor of Our Community Kitchen

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Vegan Protein Heavyweight Champion Revealed

November 5th, 2010

You are probably too young to remember the famous Charles Atlas bodybuilding ads of yester-year.

A big muscle-bound bully would kick sand in the face of a meek, skinny kid on the beach, and the ad would then sell you on a course of body-building books and equipment.

I remember them well, as I was always the skinny kid on the beach getting sand kicked in my face by the rippling muscle Adonises that the girls all flocked to.

Well, today is my day to kick sand in the bully’s face!

After an enormous amount of work, research, development, testing and re-testing, we are over the moon excited to release our plant-based, totally Vegan, Super Food formula, Protein Plus.

This is a true world champion piece of nutritional food technology.

And is precisely in tune with what the world is waking up to – ditching dangerous animal-sourced protein from dairy (milk, whey, cheese, ice cream and butter), as well as red meat, pork, chicken, turkey and seafood.

But that’s just one part of the story, read on for the full documentation of what we believe to be the “Muhammad Ali” of Protein Supplements!

Where Do You Get Your Protein?

Of the million questions I get asked each day, this is the most common one,

“If you’re a vegan, where do you get your protein?”

It is one of the great fallacies of all time that we can only get protein from eating animals – beef, chicken, pork, turkey and fish. The fast-food giants would love you to think this of course. So too would the beef and cattle industry, the dairy industry and even the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) with their out-of-touch food pyramid.
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The Veggie Butcher & President Clinton

September 28th, 2010

Have you seen President Clinton lately?

“Honey, we shrank the President!”

He dropped 24 lbs and looks fabulous. He says he weighs the same now, as he did in high school. How many of us can say that?!

I hear he did it for two big reasons: his daughter Chelsea’s wedding and his continually clogged-up arteries.

Read on for the “rest of the story”…

Chelsea Clinton is vegan and has been pleading with her father to change his “Bubba Diet” for years to no avail. But with her wedding coming up, she laid down the law and instructed her father to slim down for the big event.

Clinton himself knew he had to do something, as his arteries kept clogging up. Last winter he needed to have a stent replaced after having quadruple bypass surgery in 2004. His life was being threatened by the spare ribs and highly saturated southern food he’d eaten all his life.

After his days as Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, Clinton is a voracious reader and a fast study of information and reports. He devoured every bit of information on vegetarian diets and unclogging arteries. (And he learned about what we’ve been preaching in our newsletters for years!)

“I did it because after I had this stent put in, I realized that even though it happens quite often, that after bypass surgery you lose the veins because they’re thinner and weaker than arteries, the truth is that it clogged up, which means that the cholesterol was still causing buildup in my vein that was part of my bypass.

I didn’t want it to happen again. So I did all this research and it says that 82% of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant-based, no dairy, no meat of any kind — I eat very little fish — 82% of the people who have done that have begun to heal themselves. Their arterial blockage cleans up, the calcium deposit around their heart breaks up.

Recently, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sat down with President Clinton and asked him, “How did you lose so much weight?”


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