Dr. Neal Barnard
Dr. T. Colin Campbell
Dr. Hans Diehl
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Dr. John McDougall
Dr. Dean Ornish
Victoria Moran is an international speaker, a board-certified holistic health counselor (C.H.H.C., A.A.D.P.), and VegNews cited her among the Top 10 Vegetarian Authors. Her books include the perennial best-seller Creating a Charmed Life, and the vegan weight-loss classic The Love-Powered Diet. Coming in April is Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World, written with her daughter, Adair Moran, an actor, stunt performer, and lifelong vegan.
Victoria is the founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, debuting this year to train and certify
Vegan Lifestyle Coaches. She’s been a guest on Oprah, Today, and Good
Morning America Now, and her articles appear in Yoga Journal,
Vegetarian Times, VegNews, and Natural Health. Follow her on Twitter:
VICTORIA'S NUTRITION TIPS
- Love-powered eating:
There are no menus, amounts or absolutes here. Instead of rules to resist, you’ll find tools to use in getting new concepts off the drawing board and into practice.
A person who deepens his or her spiritual life often evolves toward a gentler, more natural diet. Conversely, people who improve their diets, particularly those who become vegetarian, are often led to explore their spiritual natures.
Any time we stuff ourselves, starve ourselves, or eat something we know to be harmful, we’re mistreating ourselves. When we do any of these things repeatedly, we establish a self-destructive and self-defeating pattern. When we want to stop and we can’t, we’re addicted.
- Means abundant, delicious, and aesthetically pleasing foods
- Promotes high-level health as well as normal weight
- Is economical and provides plenty for everybody
- Respects all life
- Is environmentally sustainable
Makes 2 servings
1/2 frozen banana
1/2-1 cup water
1 teaspoon sorghum (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Slice the bananas and place in a blender. Add 1/2 cup water, sorghum, and vanilla. Add additional water gradually to reach desired consistency (either thick or thin is good). Drink as is or pour over granola, other cereals or fruit. Variation: Add 1 teaspoon carob powder with the water, for chocolate banana milk.
Makes about 1 pound
1 cup soaked garbanzos (from 1/2 cup dry)
1/2 cup Brazil nuts
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 small tomato
2 sticks celery
1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
1 fluid ounce lemon juice
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon kelp
Mix the Brazil nuts and water in the blender, then add the rest of the ingredients and blenderize well. Place the double broiler over boiling water. Cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes. Pour into heat-proof bowl or pan that has been rinsed in cold water. Chill a few hours in the refrigerator. Unmold, slice and serve.
Servings vary depending on size preference
1 cup sunflower seeds, ground
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/8 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon arrowroot flower
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon kelp
1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
1/4 cup tomato juice
2 tablespoons wheat germ
Combine all ingredients. Shape into burgers. Bake on oiled baking dish at 350 F for 15 minutes on each side.
Makes about 2 cups
1 medium eggplant
1/2 cup minced onion
2 small tomatoes, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
Prick eggplant all over with a fork and bake in a 400 F oven about 45 minutes, until very soft and slightly imploded. Scrape out pulp and chop finely. Stir in remaining ingredients and chill before serving. Spread on crackers or on thinly sliced dark rye bread.