The New Becoming Vegetarian

Have a Berry Delicious Summer!

Many of us love July because this is the month that nature brings out her berries and stone fruits in abundance.  These colorful and sweet jewels fromBritish Columbia’s fields and orchards are little powerhouses of nutritional protection. Of the common berries, strawberries are highest in vitamin C; and because of their seeds, raspberries contain a […]

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Nondairy Calcium: Why? How?

In recent months, this column has touched on our food choices and their impact on global warming. Since the Food and Agriculture Organization’s recent report “Livestock’s Long Shadow”, many of us are choosing to be part of the solution, rather than worsening the problem. The FAO report confirmed that livestock, including dairy cattle, are a

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What’s For Dinner (Vegetarian-style)?

Recent columns in Common Ground have explored the effects of our food choices on global warming and on other crucial environmental issues. It’s clear that including more plant-based meals and going organic is a gift to planet earth and to future generations. Here we help you add some healthful, delicious, and simple meals to your

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An Even More Inconvenient Truth? (Part 1)

An Inconvenient Truth is a superb documentary, and well worth seeing, if you haven’t already. You might get the DVD (www.climatecrisis.net or from video store) and view it with family, friends, and members of your clubs or organization. This film, featuring former Vice President Al Gore and his traveling show on global climate change, received

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Vegetarian (Vegan) Holiday Meals

During the holidays, young people return from college, relatives arrive from near and far, and we connect with seldom seen friends. For an estimated one family in four (and the number is growing), festive holiday meals must be adjusted to accommodate one or more vegetarians. These include young people with concerns about animal rights and

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Beauty Outside, Beauty In

From — and even within — our fair city of Vancouver, we can experience peace and tranquility and be immersed in spectacular natural settings without going far. In fact, we can achieve this by heading off in practically any direction of the compass. One appealing destination for a weekend away, or even a simple Sunday

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EPA and DHA: Brain Food and Much More

As you read this, a fatty acid called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is helping to regulate your blood pressure, immune system, heart health, and various organ systems throughout your body. A related substance, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an important building block in your brain and eye, and is essential in helping you think and see. For

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Fine Dining With Health in Mind

Sparkling white soup bowls are placed before us, each with a cluster of exotic salad greens at its centre.  Our charming server pours a creamy green soup into our bowls from an elegant pitcher, and the greens become a leafy island. Thus dinner begins: a Spring Pea Veloute garnished with Lemon Scented Baby Herb Salad.

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