This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species

This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species

Christina Pirello

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 1557885389

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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A manifesto on being vegan and living healthfully from the award-winning host of public television’s Christina Cooks, Naturally!

Being vegan is not only about a plant- based diet. It means taking a whole new look at health, fitness, lifestyle choices, and the world. Christina Pirello not only advocates the development of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment, but also promotes their impact on wellness. Beyond the value of eating whole, and organic foods, Pirello explores a host of subjects from nutrition and fitness to education and emotional well-being as she helps readers take control of their lives and achieve their personal goals, whether they want to lose weight, regain health and vitality, or simply look and feel better.

Featuring a 28-day nutrition and fitness plan, This Crazy Vegan Life also includes sample menus and more than 100 delicious and easy-to-prepare low-glycemic, phyto-nutrient-rich, high-fiber, wellbalanced vegan recipes that emphasize good carbs and good fat.




















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students’ eyes as they watched their seeds break through the soil. I watched these tough city kids nurture lettuce, peas and basil to tender maturity with a pride I had not seen in them before. Want some serious self-satisfaction in life? Plant something and watch it grow! The Grass Is Always Greener—or Is It? More than 31% of the water used in this country waters lawns. Now, I would never tell you to get rid of the glorious green that carpets your property, but look around for better ways to

rabe when the polenta is about 80% done cooking if you are serving it soft, or when it’s firmly set, depending on which way you are serving it. Place oil, garlic and onion in a skillet over medium heat. When the onion begins to sizzle, add a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes and sauté until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and a pinch of salt and sauté for 1 minute. Stir broccoli rabe into skillet, with � teaspoon salt and sauté just until rabe is wilted and bright

food and moving your body. You will become a healthy human. What does that mean exactly? Before you read on, take a minute to do a little personal inventory. How do you feel right now? Can you honestly say that you feel vital and strong? Could you feel better? Do you even know what that means to wake up each day full of vigor, eager to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities that await you? Now think about your world. When you’re at the local mall, how many of the people you see are

rice syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract � teaspoon saffron threads soaked in 2 tablespoons hot water 1 teaspoon ground cardamom Pinch sea salt 2 cups cooked basmati rice � cup golden raisins, plumped in about 1 cup warm water (see Note, page 250), drained and � cup soaking water reserved Garnish 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons slivered almonds 2 teaspoons coarsely chopped, shelled, unsalted pistachios Combine almond milk, erythritol, syrup, vanilla, saffron with soaking

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