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Plant-Based Cooking & Eating
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I enjoy cooking and developing recipes, and am committed to a whole-food plant-based diet. In 2018, I learned a lot by completing the Forks Over Knives Plant-Based cooking course through the Rouxbe Online Cooking School, and am now starting to teach WFPB cooking classes in Portland.
I'm active in a number of plant-based groups in Portland:
Portland Plant-Based Nutritarians John and I host a delicious potluck on the last Tuesday of each month for anyone who is interested in or curious about the Nutritarian lifestyle. Please click on the link to read details about upcoming and past events. Dr. Joel Fuhrman coined the word "Nutritarian" to describe his recommended diet, which bases food choices on maximizing micronutrients per calorie. The Nutritarian diet emphasizes leafy greens and green vegetables, and ideally includes G-BOMBS every day (Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds).
The PlantPure Communities Pod Network
The Joy of Mindful Cooking
is a recipe-sharing project inspired by a talk on livestock and global warming, given by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2007. Our goal is to help each other explore the new territory of plant-based eating by sharing our recipe discoveries, ideas, questions and inspiration along the way. We have a potluck every season. In honor of our Buddhist origins, we read the Five Contemplations before eating, which include: "May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet." While we enjoy our plant-based feast, we also enjoy a wide-ranging conversation about our evolving experiences with food.
Some of my favorite websites:
Cathy Fisher's blog, Straight Up Food. Cathy is a chef and teacher whose passion is creating recipes without animal foods, salt, oil or sugar, and very few processed foods.
NutritionFacts.org Dr. Michael Greger's website, featuring short videos on the latest science on food and nutrition.
Dr. Michael Klaper
Dr. John McDougall
This page created on July 1, 2017, and updated on February 5, 2020.