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July 07, 2011

Making Pickles is Easy! In April I bought 6 cucumber plants from Roots and put them in my garden. Now it is July, and I have probably harvested 50-60 cucumbers in the last 3 weeks. The day that I came back from the garden with 12 cukes in hand, I decided it was time to find a good pickle recipe. I wanted to make pickles that would keep in the refrigerator, rather than go through the whole...

July 02, 2011

Today’s college students love texting, The Kardashians, and Katy Perry (or so I’ve been told). And more and more, they’re adding vegetarian eating to the list.  In October of last year, the Philadelphia Inquirer detailed the results of a survey from Bon Appetit Management Co., a food-catering company that manages over 4,000 corporate, college, and university accounts.  The...

June 29, 2011

When my friends first learned that I was eating 100% vegan meals, their first question was, “How do you get enough protein?”  So, in response to their genuine concern for my well-being, and for all of us whose families want to make sure that we are eating in a healthy way, I decided to write this article. Many people know about nuts and beans, hummus and tofu, but there are so many...

May 31, 2011

Is it really almost summer? If you are like me, the seasons sneak up on you when you least expect it. I spent most of winter dreaming about warm weather and am grateful that it has arrived! A desire for lifestyle change excites me as the seasons turn. In the winter I choose to hibernate more while sunshine reminds me that I need to get outdoors and rid myself of toxic buildup. My friends and I...

May 15, 2011

I managed to get tickets to the premier of the movie Forks Over Knives at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring, MD. I was so excited that tickets were still available that I bought extra tickets so I could invite friends and family. The group of people included two vegans, two meat eaters and one vegan-curious foodie. The evening started off with Rip Esselstyn, of the Engine 2 Diet fame,...

May 05, 2011

My life was profoundly changed by shifting to a plant-based diet.  My body actually healed! I created Yummy Plants, an online vegan community, so that anyone else who followed would have an easier time transitioning to a vegan diet AND have a fun place to do it!  Here is my story:  I had my first experience with a plant-based, or vegan, diet back in 1998 many years before being a...

April 15, 2011

When I had the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of the movie “Forks Over Knives” at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health several months ago, I felt completely validated in my long- standing belief that what we eat truly impacts our health and well-being.  As one who has witnessed many relatives over the years (my own mother included) succumb to various forms of cancer after a long,...

March 19, 2011

Spring is here! As the days get longer and the trees bud and bloom, we are excited to welcome you to our much anticipated blog! My name is Katie Smallwood, a manager at Great Sage with a focus on public relations. After joining the Conscious Corner family, I knew Great Sage was destined to join the world of blogging. Vegan for ten years and loving it, I enjoy bringing attention to animal welfare...

February 23, 2011

Over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a surprising number of compliments on my complexion. “You have great skin!” “How come you never break out?”  “I wish my face was as clear as yours!” I have to say these compliments have done wonders for my self-esteem. I’m not telling you this because I want to brag about my beautiful face (sarcasm), but because I want to share some secrets...

February 09, 2011

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I thought about was my diet. I was already taking a vegan prenatal vitamin and plant-based DHA supplement in preparation for pregnancy, but suddenly the food on my plate was under scrutiny. And not just by me. Many people had concerns about my diet, including friends, family and my health care provider. I admit it. I was on the defensive...

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