Once in a while I get an email or a Facebook message from a reader or a friend saying that they've been following a plant-based way of eating, but they aren't losing the weight that they were hoping to lose. Here are a few tips to help you in this direction.
For our holiday meals, I go all out on in both variety and number, when it comes to vegetable dishes -- and this year was no exception! I prepared my beloved, tried and true favorites... but also added some new and totally delicious fare to the mix.
For a holiday meal as good as your mother's, serve up the Harvest Vegetable Loaf with Mary's recipe for Vegan Mashed Potatoes (with sweet potato) and my version of her mushroom gravy, below. With all this "comfort food," you'll never even miss the meat -- guaranteed!
Don't get me wrong, helping others can bring us great joy, but we have to watch that we don't overdo and risk being of no help to anyone. By scheduling time for ourselves, we are able to be both helpful and healthy.
The benefits of a potluck are many. These get-togethers are a great way to see how others make major life changes work in their own lives. They provide time to reunite with old friends and meet new ones, to be inspired and made hopeful.
Remember, stress threatens your health and anything that threatens your health, threatens to sabotage your life. Don't allow it! Instead, take charge of your life and your choices and make the changes necessary to improve your lifestyle.
From start to finish, this is the easiest plant-based meal -- 15 minutes, max, including prep and cooking time. With very few ingredients, it's easy for anyone to prepare and is made in only one pot. And it's deliciously satisfying.