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Question:  What does a vegan eat at Thanksgiving and Christmas?

Answers…

1.  Almond-Covered “Cheese” Ball (from “Big Vegan,” by Robin Asbell)

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2.  Wayfare Foods “We Can’t Say It’s Cheese” Hickory Cheddar and Mexi Cheddar Spreads

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3.  Gingered Carrot Soup

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4.  Sweet Potato Bisque (from “Forks Over Knives:  The Plant-Based Way to Health”)

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5.  Cranberry Quinoa Salad

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6.  Mixed Greens Salad

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7.  Thyme-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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8.  Green Beans & Cranberries

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9.  Garlic-Glazed Green Beans (from “The Vegan Table,” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau)

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10.  Candied Yams

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11.  Baked Cinnamon Yams

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12.  Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes

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13.  Pumpkin Rice

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14.  Sweet Potato Biscuits

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15.  Apple-Rosemary Dressing

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16.  Cranberry Sauce

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17.  Cranberry Chutney

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18.  Roasted Vegetable Gravy

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19.  Field Roast Celebration Roast

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20.  Basic Mushroom Gravy with Herbs (from “Big Vegan,” by Robin Asbell)

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21.  Field Roast Cranberry Roast En Croute

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22.  Harvest-Stuffed Acorn Squash (from “The Vegan Table,” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau)

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23.  Tofurky Vegetarian Roast (Yes, it is delicious!)

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24.  Pumpkin Pie

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25.  Willamette Valley Fruit Company Marionberry Pie (dairy free!)

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26.  Non-Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream (from “Lick It,” by Cathe Olson)

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27.  Fruitcake

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28.  Blackstrap Gingersnaps and Citrus Glitters

(from “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar,” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero)

Snowballs (from “The Joy of Vegan Baking,” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau)

Peppermint Bark (non dairy)

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29.  Holiday Beverages

(Note:  It appears that Silk has discontinued their Pumpkin Spice seasonal flavor.  So Delicious makes one, though!)

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30.  Nog Latte

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I don’t know about you, but I’m stuffed!  🙂

 

I stopped for a late lunch at the Living Well Bistro on my way home from visiting family in Oregon this past weekend.  This is a relatively new addition to the vegan restaurant listings for Portland, Oregon on Happy Cow.  The man at the counter said that the Bistro opened up about 8-9 months ago.  I’m ecstatic that I discovered it.  It’s located just inside the Adventist Medical Center.

As a health care provider who is constantly frustrated with the nutrient-poor food served in “typical” hospitals and nursing homes, I still can’t contain my enthusiasm about dining in a 100% Plant-Based restaurant inside a hospital.  Pinch me!  This gives me hope for the future of health care.

I looked on the Adventist Health website and found that the hospital also has a Garden Cafe, which “…embraces the Adventist position of practicing a vegetarian lifestyle to support the holistic nature of humankind. All food or beverages consumed should honor and glorify God and preserve the health of the body, mind and spirit.”

You can poke around this website to learn more about the Adventist Health Studies (AHS) at Loma Linda University.  AHS are “long-term studies exploring the links between lifestyle, diet, and disease among Seventh-day Adventists.”

I found out that, of the 96,000 AHS-2 study participants

  • 

8% are vegan
  • 28% are lacto-ovo vegetarian
  • 10% are pesco-vegetarian
  • 6% are semi-vegetarian (eating meat/fish less than once per week)
  • 48% are non-vegetarian.

So how do those numbers compare to the U.S. general public?

According to the 2011 Harris Interactive survey (conducted on behalf of the Vegetarian Resource Group)…

  • 5% are vegetarian
  • Half of the vegetarians are vegan (2 1/2%)

That’s quite a difference.  Those numbers are WAY too low!  No wonder that the Adventist Health studies provide so much information on the benefits of plant-based eating.

Now…let’s enter the Living Well Bistro…

The Living Well Bistro Menu features breakfast items, appetizers, soups, salads, whole grain bread, flax crackers, tacos, live pasta, naan pizzas (with Daiya vegan cheese), rice/quinoa bowls, wraps, desserts, smoothies, and other beverages:  A vegan’s dream come true!

On one side of the Bistro is a display of kitchen items for purchase…

I smiled W-I-D-E when I saw all the vegan cookbooks on display!
Dr. Neal Barnard is a doctor you can trust with your precious health…


Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s The Joy of Vegan Baking…


I ordered the Garden Veggie Wrap & Sesame Ginger dressing for the salad…

“A whole wheat tortilla filled with our sunflower pate, cucumbers, bell pepper, tomatoes, carrots and seasonal greens finished with a creamy dill dressing”

I grabbed a Banana Almond Smoothie for the road…

“Bananas, almond butter and dates blended in rice milk”


I couldn’t resist this crazy moist, melt-in-your-mouth Mint Brownie…

Just like the Terminator said…
“I’LL BE BACK.”

 

 
 

"There are those who are appalled because I am so vocal about injustice, yet I am equally appalled by their silence." Lujene Clark

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