The Start of Fall Recipes

I just love fall. In Texas it seems to start later and later each year. We are currently still having 90-100 degrees days so it feels like summer. Saturday trips to Farmers Market remind me that Fall is near though. This week Carl picked up some acorn squash. It is the first we have had this season. We have eaten our share of Summer yellow squash and zucchini so this was a nice change. Previously I would have stuffed these with a sausage and bread based stuffing but since we now don’t eat sausage I needed to find another way to cook these. Quick Pinterest search and I found lots of options. I ended up using this recipe from Vegan Huggs. I left out the mushrooms since I don’t like them and it was VERY good. I have several Plant based boards on Pinterest if you want to see them. Below is the picture of our dinner!

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We saw the Movie Game Changers last night. It was very well done. I hear it will possibly be available for streaming soon. If you didn’t get a change to see it you really should. Watch it with your non plant based friends and family.

We hope this finds you well on your journey to healthier eating!

Chef Charity Morgan’s Recipes

Chef Charity Morgan is featured in The Game Changers. She feeds the Tennessee Titans a number of delicious looking meals during the film. This website provides a number of those recipes. The Green Goddess Wrap, Quinoa Burger, Cauliflower Buffalo Wingz and Thai Pineapple Fried Rice look especially good. Can’t wait to try them!

Finding a Plant Based Doctor

It may be useful to have a Plant Based Doctor that you can use for primary or specialty care. These doctors practice lifestyle medicine where their first course of treatment is with plants rather than pills. There are several websites that can help you locate plant based doctors in your area:

Kohlrabi

I had never heard of Kohlrabi before

seeing them at the Coppell Farmers Market. I was told it was a variety of cabbage and could be used on many ways.

Tonight I decided to just chop it up and air fryer it.

12 minutes at 300 in the air fryer. I’m sure I could have added spices and such. But I just simply chopped it in strips and put it in the air fryer.

I ate a couple pieces raw. Sure enough tastes just like cabbage. Air fried was pretty good. I dipped them in salsa for a nice snack.

What’s for breakfast

I hear a lot of questions about what to eat for breakfast. Many standard America diet options are eggs and bacon or full of sugar. Personally I’ve come to realize breakfast is really jusy the first opportunity of the day to nourish my body. So while I have my go to favorites like cereal, oatmeal and smoothies I’ve also been known to have rice and beans or a salad for breakfast. Is it really any different than hearing of people who eat their leftover pizza for breakfast?

But what about plant based doctors? What do they eat? Check out this video to hear directly from some of them.

Quick lunch

Made a quick lunch today. Started out

by having some baked sweet potatoes and cooked quinoa in the fridge. Topped the potato with quinoa, black beans, left over red sauce with veggies and served it for lunch.

Taco Salad

Today’s lunch – taco salad! We had left

over quinoa taco “meat” from dinner last night. Added black beans, salsa and avacado and put it over spinach and broken up tortilla chips. Made a great quick lunch!

Protein sources

A question about protein was posted on the Forks Over Knives Facebook group.

I have been a lurker of this group for a few weeks now and I have learned SO much. Thank you. I am slowly drifting to WFPBNO from vegan. A colleague at work asked me a question that Iā€™d like to pose to the group, because it would help me too and hopefully others. What are your protein sources on this lifestyle diet? Blessings to all.

My answer

That’s a good point. Like at a restaurant where they assemble a bowl in front of you and they use protein synonomously with meat. They ask me which protein would you like.and I’m thinking that bowl already has a ton of protein. People think meat is the only protein. In fact plants have protein And it’s good for you. Animal protein is linked to disease.

In case you think I’m exaggerating the negative effects of animal protein, Dr. Michael Greger puts it this way, “The adverse effects associated with long-term, high protein-high meat diets may include disorders of bone and calcium balance, increased cancer risk, disorders of the liver, and worsening of coronary artery disease.” I encourage you to read his full article and watch related videos on his site.

www.ordinaryvegan.net has a nice printable protein page on protein sources. You can read the article And down load the original image here.

A better question for meat eaters is where do they get their fiber. While vegans get all the protein they need from plants, meat eaters on America are on average getting half the finer requirements they have.

The following images also show protein compare to meat.

So not only do plants have protein they also leave out the saturated fat and contain fiber!

One Year WFPB lifestyle

Today, February 18th, 2019, marks my one year anniversary of being fully

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Whole Food Plant Based. I have not had animal products including meat, dairy, fish, eggs, etc since a rib I ate on this date a year ago.

As you may know from following this BLOG, my initial transition took several months. In fact as I look back I realize I didn’t even know about WFPB when I started eliminating sugar from my diet in the fall of 2017. I was simply trying to be healthier and lose weight.

Along the way, I replaced sugar filled foods with natural foods like fruit and vegetables. I started eating hummus. I switched to cereals, salad dressing and sauces that didn’t have added sugars.

So when I learned about WFPB the switch made sense. The science backed it up. So on February 18, 2018 I split a plate of ribs with my brother while we were visiting Memphis. Since then I have not eaten any meat or dairy.

I feel great. Have lost weight. My blood numbers are the best they have been since high school. While I didn’t choose this lifestyle for animals or the environment it is nice to know that these benefits exist as well.

If you’d like more information on the Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle feel free to ask, follow this Blog, or look us up on Facebook at Journey to 100 and Beyond Page or Group.

Getting Started

Starting on a Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle can be a daunting task. There is a lot of information out there. Navigating the information can be a challenge. We are here to help you get started.

My suggestion if you have not already done so

1) go to www.nutritionfacts.org and watch intro videos here https://nutritionfacts.org/introduction/
2) watch info on daily dozen

Daily Dozen


3) watch info on green, yellow, red light eating

Green, Yellow, Red Light Eating


4) plan nine meals – http://journeyto100andbeyond.com/getting-started/three-by-three-by-three/
5) watch forks over knives on Netflix.
6) watch what the health on Netflix