Monthly Archives: March 2013

Vegan Gourmand On Facebook

I know I have some readers that enjoy the interaction of Facebook and so I have decided to re-post this blog for some of the newer followers that might want to also follow me on Facebook.

If you would like to see more frequently updated information and have a more interactive & personal experience with me then please check out my Facebook page.

Vegsfest 2013 – Seattle March 23rd & 24th

Vegfest 2013 is quickly coming upon us. Its March 23rd & 24th. (10am -6pm) I attend every year. It is informative and you have a chance to taste the new foods that are hitting the market, sometimes before they are in the stores. There are also free giveaways and many classes you can attend. And much more!

Held at the Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall (10am – 6pm)
Adults – $8, Kids 12 and under – Free
Tickets available at the door.

Here is their description from the Vegfest website:

“At our annual healthy vegetarian food festival you can:

Many people recognize the health and other benefits of vegetarian food choices, but they are not sure what to eat, what to buy and how to cook it. This festival provides all the support that people need, and it’s fun too. With free health screenings, books and lots of food, there’s something for everyone. There’s even a special kids section where kids can learn about healthy food while having fun, with clowns, face painting and more.”

See Ya there!!

New Book Alert – Plum Bistro Cookbook

It seems that this month has been the month for new book release dates so here I am again sending out a new book alert, the 3rd one this month.

I am not complaining, its a great problem to have, so here you go.

If you live in or around the Seattle area and have had the pleasure of dinning at the Plum Bistro you will be excited about the publishing of their first cookbook appropriately titled “Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes From Seattle’s Plum Bistro” You may pre-order it from I have already pre-ordered my copy. If the cookbook is half as good as their food, it is sure to be a great cookbook! Book releases April 23rd 2013

Plum Cookbook

Here is the Book Description from

“Plum Bistro, Seattle’s wildly popular vegan restaurant, is known for its delicious and innovative vegan recipes using local ingredients. Sure to please both vegans and meat-eaters, this cookbook features Plum’s flavorful, comforting dishes for brunch, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and more. This photo-filled book features 60 recipes, including Pesto Plum Pizza, Good Old-Fashioned French Toast, Barbecue Oyster-Mushroom Sliders, Fresh Blueberry Shortcake, homemade vegan pasta, and more. Bring home delicious vegan cuisine with the Plum cookbook!”

Book releases April 23rd 2013

You may pre-order it from

New Book Alert – Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell

Dr. T Colin Campbell, PHD has changed the way we think about how food affects our health with his book The China Study. And now he will be publishing his newest book, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. Whole picks up where the China Study left off.

(Release date May 7th 2013)


Here is the book description from

“It seemed to be the eternal question: What should we eat to optimize our nutrition and our health? In 2005, T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study answered this question definitively. Backed by the most extensive study of nutrition ever conducted and bolstered by dozens of additional studies and cases, The China Study gave us a simple but powerful answer: Eat a diet based on whole, plant-based food, and dramatically reduce your risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.

Whole picks up where The China Study left off. The China Study revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. Whole answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition? Whole demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten offtrack and reveals the elegant wonders of the true holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the operation of the entire organism. Whole is a marvelous journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, led by one of the masters of the science.” 

You can pre order it now from

New Book Alert – The China Study Cookbook by LeAnne Campbell

The ground breaking work done by Dr. T.Colin Campbell, PHD found in his book The China Study has made a huge change, to say the least  in the way we look at how food affects our health. And now his wife LeAnne has created The China Study Cookbook (Release May 7th 2013)

China study cookbook

Here is the book description from

“The China Study, with 850,000 copies sold, has been hailed as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published. It revealed that the traditional Western diet has led to our modern health crisis and the widespread growth of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Based on the most comprehensive nutrition study ever conducted, the book reveals that a plant-based diet leads to optimal health with the power to halt or reverse many diseases.

The China Study Cookbook takes these scientific findings and puts them to action. Written by LeAnne Campbell, daughter of The China Study author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and mother of two hungry teenagers, The China Study Cookbook features delicious, easily prepared plant-based recipes with no added fat and minimal sugar and salt that promote optimal health.

From her Breakfast Home-Fry Hash and Fabulous Sweet Potato Enchiladas to No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars and Cheese(less) Cake, all of LeAnne’s recipes follow three important principles:

1. Optimal nutrition is based on eating food rather than nutrient supplements
2. The closer that foods are to their native states—prepared with minimal cooking, salting, and processing—the greater the long-term health benefits of eating them
3. It is best to choose locally and organically grown produce whenever possible

Filled with helpful tips on substitutions, keeping foods nutrient-rich, and transitioning to a plant-based diet, The China Study Cookbook shows how to transform individual health and the health of the entire family.”

You can pre order it now from

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