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Let PCRM Kickstart Your Heart (With Heirloom Tomatoes)!

September 4th, 2010 12:02 pm by Kelly


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Several times a year, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) – an advocacy group comprised of medical professionals and laypeople, “working together for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion” – holds a 21-Day Vegan Kickstart challenge. The program provides participants – omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike – with tips, tools, and information to help them transition to a vegan diet, whether for three weeks or (hopefully) a lifetime. Newbie and old school vegans alike can also benefit from the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart, which provides plenty of inspiration and support to help to remix a tired routine.

Although this isn’t to suggest that a vegan diet is necessarily one of deprivation and boredom. Quite the opposite, in fact – a point which is underscored by the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart itinerary:

Whether you’re drawn to chocolate, cookies, potato chips, cheese, or burgers and fries, we all have foods we can’t seem to resist—foods that sabotage our best efforts to lose weight and improve our health. But PCRM’s Vegan Kickstart will help you win the food fight.

Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., PCRM president and one of America’s leading health advocates, this 21-day program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet.

During these three weeks you will have an all-access pass to:

* Daily e-tips that will put you on the path to weight loss, better health, and greater well-being
* A delicious, easy, and satisfying recipe sent every day that will help you break your cravings for unhealthy foods
* Weekly motivational nutrition webcasts featuring Dr. Barnard
* Social support of other Kickstart participants through the Kickstart message board where nutrition professionals answer your health and diet questions

Additional tools include meal plans, restaurant guides, daily nutritional quizzes, and celebrity phone calls.

You can learn more about the challenge and register as a participant at www.21daykickstart.org. (Or, you know, just watch the 83-second video intro, embedded below!) Some of the static features, including an archive of past recipes, is available online year-round – so don’t be afraid to challenge yourself any time throughout the year.

Video: You’re Invited to Join the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart!
PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart is designed to help you explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet—from weight loss to disease prevention! Everyone who joins this free program will notice amazing changes in their health. Learn more about the program at www.21DayKickstart.org!

The next 21-Day Kickstart begins September 6th, so register today!

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UK Vegans: Enter the Create Your Pizza Challenge @ Pizza Express by 9/13!

August 30th, 2010 2:57 am by Kelly


Via The Vegan Society, I learned that the UK-based restaurant chain Pizza Express is hosting a Create Your Pizza Challenge. From now through September 13, contestants can enter their favorite pizza recipe for a chance to win £5,000:

We’re searching for the nation’s next favourite pizza. Whether it’s an old family recipe, an innovative topping combination or a whole new shape for the base, we want to hear about it.

The winner will have their pizza featured on our menu in restaurants across the country and earn a £5,000 cash prize.

Talent is hidden everywhere, and occasionally a suggestion comes along which is just too good to pass up. When one of our first pizzaiolos created his ideal pizza using spicy beef, the Sloppy Giuseppe was born. It’s now one of the most popular pizzas on our menu.

So get creative. Then enter online or by picking up an entry form from any of our restaurants. A panel of judges will pick their top five pizzas, then it’s over to a public vote to pick a winner.

You can view the full terms and conditions here. Suffice it so say, the contest is only open to UK residents – so, in the event that you’re not eligible to enter, don’t despair! Spread the word instead. *wink*

Pizza Express was kind enough to highlight The Vegan Society’s submission – which involves four different quarters, each inspired by the flavors of a different European culture – on its Facebook page, along with a photo of founder Donald Watson:

The Vegan Society have entered the ‘Taste the world tapas-style’ pizza to our pizza challenge. It features four quarters each with a unique taste of international cuisine:

Italian: Sun-blushed tomatoes, olives & artichoke hearts
French: A tomato and garlic base with green beans, capers & red pepper
Greek: Olives, yellow peppers, caramelized onions & cherry tomatoes
British: Asparagus with baby-leaf spinach, parsley & chestnut mushrooms

What do you think? What does your dream pizza look like?
 

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As you may have already surmised, mine involves black olives, fresh and sundried tomatoes, Lightlife Smart Links and Bacon, and plenty of Daiya and Follow Your Heart cheese!

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