Tracey Eakin
Plant-Based Nutrition Counselor

August 2014


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Is Switching from Beef to Chicken Really Improving Our Health?

In our culture, chicken is considered to be a health food, but is switching from beef to chicken really improving what we put on our plates?  Let’s take a look at what sound, scientific studies demonstrate.

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From Table to Able:
Combating Disabling Diseases with Food

Michael Greger, MD, founder of, scours the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, pulls together the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking science on how best to feed ourselves and our families, then uses it to create free, daily, informative, and entertaining videos and articles.  You can subscribe to them right on his web site.
Each year for the past three years, he has summarized his findings into an annual year-in-review.  His latest video, From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food was just released.  That, as well as his two previous videos, are available at the links below.  I highly recommend them:

Southern Stir-Fry
From Betty Crocker Easy Vegetarian


This is one of my absolute favorite recipes.  The spices make this dish and it is so quick and easy to make.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Preparation Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Makes 4 servings.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil (this can be weaned down to 0.5 tablespoon)

1 cup cold cooked brown rice

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

1.5 teaspoons chopped fresh or 0.5 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

0.5 teaspoon garlic salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 15-16 oz. can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

2 cups lightly packed spinach leaves (you can use A LOT more)

Heat wok or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add oil; rotate to coat sides.

Add all ingredients except spinach to skillet; stir-fry 3-4 minutes or until heated through.  Add spinach; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until spinach begins to wilt.

The link below will take you to a cooking demonstration that I made for Southern Stir-Fry.  It was the first video I had ever made so please excuse the lighting issues that I had.  I fixed them in later demos.


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Kale is an acquired taste, but once it's acquired, it can become quite addictive!  One way that kale can be prepared to make it more appealing is to massage it.  Massaging helps to break down its cell walls, making it more tender and less bitter.  To obtain the desired result, make sure you massage it hard enough long enough.

Contrary to popular opinion, you do not need oil to massage kale.  Any salad dressing will do, whether it contains fat or not.  You can even use salt.  Just make sure that you don't add a salty dressing on top of it.

First, thoroughly wash the kale and remove the thick, tough center spine.  My favorite vegan chef, Susan Voisin from, shows us how easy this can be:

Next, tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces and place them in a bowl.  Drizzle the salad dressing over the kale and with two clean hands, begin squeezing it, rubbing the leaves together, and working the dressing into every inch of the leaves.  Continue for about five minutes, which will give your arms and hands quite a workout, but you will see the rough, bitter leaves magically transform into a soft and wilted salad.  For a more wilted effect, either massage the leaves longer or allow them to sit for a while before serving.

So if you've never enjoyed kale, give this a try.  You may be surprised to add it to your list of plant-based must haves!


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