Monthly Archives: March 2013

3 Ingredient Cookies!..YUMMY

A friend of mine turned me onto these little numbers through SkinnyTaste.com!  What to do with a couple over ripe bananas..throw in some oatmeal, fold in walnuts (or in my case glazed pecans because that’s what I had..) and Voila!  Breakfast, lunch or snack on the go 😉

Banana Oatmeal Glazed Pecan Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Glazed Pecan Cookies

For me the glazed pecans worked out well..cause I like brown sugar in my oatmeal and it replicated that, worked out perfectly lol

YUM!  Enjoy, the Recipe is Here!

 

Diabetes

A Clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell

“…TYPE 2 DIABETES, the most common form, often accompanies obesity.  As we, as a nation, continue to gain weight, our rate of diabetes spirals out of control.  The scariest figure?  1/3 of those people with diabetes don’t know yet that they have it.

You  know the situation is serious when our children, at the age of puberty, start falling prey to the form of diabetes usually reserved for adults over 40.  One newspaper illustrated the epidemic with the story of a girl who weighed 350 pounds at the age of 15, had the “adult-onset” form of diabetes and was injecting insulin into her body 3 times/day.

What is diabetes, why should we care about it and how do we stop it from happening to us?  Almost all cases of diabetes are either Type 1 or Type 2.  Type 1 develops in children and adolescents, and thus is sometimes referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes.  This form accounts for 5% -10% of all diabetes cases.  Type 2, which accounts for 90%-95% of all cases, used to occur primarily in adults age 40 and up, and thus was called adult-onset diabetes.  But because up to 45% of new diabetes cases in children are Type 2 diabetes, the age-specific names are being dropped, and the 2 forms are simply referred to as Type 1 and Type 2…”

To Be Continued….

More China Study Clips Here

 

Enchiladas Frozen Dinner by Amy’s

Tasty!! In continuation of “fast food” without sacrificing being plant based here is another great one to try and have on hand.  With rice…

Enchilada with Rice & Beans

Enchilada with Rice & Beans

Without Rice..

Black Beans & Vegetables Enchiladas

Black Beans & Vegetables Enchiladas

5 mins and you’ve got Vegan Mexican dinner…it’s not so bad not cooking sometimes 😉  YUM!!

Going in the Right Direction

Obesity is the most ominous harbinger of poor health that Western nations currently face.  Tens of millions of people will fall prey to disability, putting our health care systems under greater strain than has previously been seen.

There are many people and institutions working to reduce this problem, but their point of attack is often illogical and misinformed.  1st there are the many quick-fix promises and gimmicks.  Obesity is not a condition that can be fixed in a few weeks or even a few months, and you should be aware of diets, potions and pills that create rapid weight loss with no promise of good health in the future.  The diet that helps to reduce weight in the short run needs to be the same diet that creates and maintains health in the long run.

2nd, the tendency to focus on obesity as an independent, isolated disease is misplaced.  Considering obesity in this manner directs our attention to a search for specific cures while ignoring control of the other diseases to which obesity is strongly linked.  That is, we sacrifice context.

Also, I would urge that we ignore the suggestion that knowing its genetic basis might control obesity.  There was great publicity given to the discovery of the “obesity gene”.  Then there was the discovery of the 2nd, then the 3rd, the 4th and on and on.  The purpose behind the obesity gene search is to allow researchers to develop a drug capable of knocking out or inactivating the underlying cause of obesity.  This is extremely short-sighted, as well as unproductive.  Believing that specific identifiable genes are the basis of obesity (i.e., it’s all in the family) also allows us to fatalistically blame a cause that we cannot control.

We can control the cause.  It is right at the end of our fork.”

More China Study clips Here

 

My Family’s Pumpkin Bread :)

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

My parents were in town for a night…my Dad LOVES the Family Pumpkin Bread….and I made it vegan.  I served it up to him warm, with vegan butter, unbeknownst to him…His exact words were “Heather, this is excellent”.

I’m having a last slice now with a cup of tea….YUM!! It combines cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin..etc…moist, warm and a bit of vegan butter YUM..!

The Recipe is Here