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6 Easy Ways To Avoid GMO’s

Since there is no mandatory labeling, we need this information! When reading ingredients at the grocery store, it’s amazing how many products I recognize as GMO.

Watch “Obama signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act,’ Frankenfish heads to US market” on YouTube

Dr. Oz Debate: Labeling Genetically Modified Foods, Pt 1 | The Dr. Oz Show

Bravo to The Dr. Oz Show for continuing to wake up viewers to the dangers of GMO’s. He addresses Whole Foods Market making every product with GMO’s in it be labeled within 5 years and interviews Whole Foods CEO. He also addresses GMO salmon, gmo tomato, which foods to avoid.. Please watch and share.

Warm Corn and Potato Salad – Vegetarian Friend

This has become a new staple in our home. I bought organic corn (to assure it was non-GMO), and we always have potatoes and onions on-hand. I didn’t have any chilies, so I sprinkled on some crushed red pepper flakes, some smoked paprika and some chili powder. I baked the potatoes in the microwave, so this dish is super quick. It is good warm or cold. Could easily add some edamame or beans of your choice to really up the protein.

3 Great Recipes from Happy Herbivore !

You’ve got to try these from Lindsay S. Nixon, otherwise known as Happy Herbivore!

Fat-Free Vegan Deviled Eggs

Adopted from Ann Esselstyn, this recipe uses hummus, Dijon mustard, and spices put into a scooped out baked potato.  Ingenious!

I didn’t have black salt, so I just used regular salt.  I used Smoked Paprika, Amir Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and lots of regular yellow mustard (not 1/4 tsp. Dijon like she called for).  When you go get the recipe using the link below, check out how cute and realistic they look.  I know what I’m taking on Easter!

Get the recipe here:

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

HH Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Rich & decadent without eggs, fat and cholesterol.  Made from firm tofu, nutritional yeast, cornstarch (I threw out my old cornstarch and used organic so it wouldn’t be GMO), Dijon mustard (I used regular yellow mustard), cremini mushrooms (I used what I had) and frozen spinach.

Great for Easter or Christmas breakfast!

Get the recipe here:

Chana Palak Masala (Spicy Indian Stew featuring palak (spinach) and chana (chickpeas).

HH Chana Palak Masala

Boy, this was good!  I used Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies instead of canned peeled whole tomatoes, so it was spicy.

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It’s Our One Year Plantcentric Anniversary!

I remember it like it was yesterday.  Last Christmas, after a substantial weight loss journey for both of us, I surprised my husband with
Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Diet, Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, The Forks Over Knives Companion Book, and Kathy Hester’s The Vegan Slow Cooker.  After reading Dr. Esselstyn’s & Rip Esselstyn’s books, my husband, Bill, turned to me and said, “I’m going vegan.  You don’t have to if you don’t want to, but I am.  I’m starting now.”  I about choked!  We had just “come out” as vegetarian, but this was different. This was really radical.  Go without cheese??  And ice cream and pudding?  I shakily said, “OK.  If you are, I am too.”  Gulp!

Then, we watched Dr. Robert Lustig’s The Bitter Truth About Sugar

We had already been following the Rule of 5 from You on a Diet by Michael F. Roizen, MD and Mehmet C. Oz, MD, one of which was no high fructose corn syrup, but now we cut out any kind of added sugar.

We are also learning about GMO’s and trying to cut them out of our diet.  Pretty hard when there is currently no labeling.  We definitely are supporting legislation to have all food that has GMO’s in them to be labeled.
What a great year it’s been.  It hasn’t been hard.  We just armed ourselves with knowlege about the effects of dairy and used vegan cookbooks.  We discovered great new flavors, spices and ways of cooking.  No meat, no dairy, no added oil and no added sugar.  Our palates have really grown.

jesse                                                      fbpic2

This was taken 3 years ago this Easter                                                                                                 Christmas 2012


Now, I daresay, we are actually becoming foodies again!  We love trying all new recipes.  I really love Chloe Coscerelli’s cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen

I hope you are enjoying following our journey.  I’ve been humbled when I hear how we’ve inspired you to make changes in your own life as we continue to make changes in ours.

Let me know how you’re doing and what you like about this blog!

Happy Plantcentric One Year Anniversary!!


2012 is Coming to a Close. When Obama Ran in 2008 He Promised that GMO and Source of Origin Labeling Were Every American’s *Right* to Know What They Are Eating.

2012 is coming to a close. When Obama ran in 2008 he promised that GMO and source of origin labeling were every American’s *right* to know what they are eating. The reality is that such a *right* seems so blazingly CLEAR, and yet we are ha…ving to fight tooth and nail for a *right* so unbelievably basic. How is that freedom in any way? Since in office, he has placed Monsanto execs into high places inside our government, where they have huge power over policy and fraudulently approving these products as they stone wall all labeling efforts as well. Obama has pushed through the BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT- a plan that identifies Monsanto, Dow, Cargill, Dupont, Fuel giants, etc., as the main players in the “GREEN” Economy plans. They tried to get GMO trees into wildlife refuges, but it was temporarily blocked in late October. Now they are green lighting GMO salmon OVER THE HOLIDAYS, against the grave warnings from world respected biologists, ecologists, doctors, and activists. This is getting worse, not better. We must ACT NOW. We must start becoming ORGANIZED LOCALLY.See More
Photo: The Unholy Alliance: Monsanto, Dupont & Obama:

Source of info in graphic:

Controlling Our Food | A Documentary On Genetically Modified Foods GMO's.
From Occupy the FDA fb page.

A Must Read for Today: Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee

Meet Monsanto Madness and please, please spread the word.  We need a grass-roots uprising.  Laura


November 30, 2012
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“Yet, 100 years ago, these same fields, these prairies, were home to 300 species of plants, 60 mammals, 300 birds, hundreds and hundreds of insects. This soil was the richest, the loamiest in the state. And now, in these patches, there is almost literally nothing but one kind of living thing. We’ve erased everything else.”


Please read the full article here:


Posted by Linda Howard on 26 Oct 2012 / 

1. GMOs Can Enter Your Food Supply in Many Ways
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) entered our food supply nearly 20 years ago, coinciding with the beginning of the astounding decline in the health of Americans.

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Oh my Gosh, We’re Winning! The Largest Managed Healthcare Organization in the US Advises Members Against GMOs!

Oh my gosh, we’re winning!  Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, has advised its members against GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food!

Monsanto has to notice the tide changing.  Keep educating friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors about what GMOs are.  Repost and spread the word.   Laura

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