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Going Vegan for the Holidays

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | 2 Comments

Most weight gain, studies show, happens during the holidays. But you can stuff your face, not stuff a turkey that had to die for stuffing (Google it) and eat to your healthy heart’s content. Starting with the day before Thanksgiving, the phone rang with a request from a Tampa TV station to do a story…

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8 Questions With Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian

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   Long time vegan and host of the PBS TV series “The Jazzy Vegetarian,” Laura Theodore, has just written a new book just in time for holiday gift giving. It’s called Vegan-Ease, a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to eat delicious food and get healthy. I recently talked to Laura about her journey to…

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"Nutrition Champs" Nails It

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I was reading Jill Nussinow’s work years before I had the pleasure of meeting her. As “The Veggie Queen,” she reached out to me almost a decade ago when I debuted my “Vegcoach” website with my daughter’s (now a well-known London artist) running carrot. Two years ago, when I was a guest chef at Dr.…

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6 FL State Golds: Piece 'O Carrot Cake!

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Vegan Complicated? Rare Inside Month-Long Look at Hospital Food, As Non-Vegan Hubby Almost Dies

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Vegan Complicated? Rare Inside Month-Long Look at Hospital Food, As Non-Vegan Hubby Almost Dies

The day before Halloween, my 80 year-old husband (he’s 18 years older than me) said, “Ya know, I think I pulled a muscle climbing on the roof yesterday.” A few hours later, “Ya know, I think we need to get this checked out.” When you go to the emergency room, in many hospitals, they have…

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PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest—Why I Entered

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How could I not? A few years ago, some of my friends began asking me to enter PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) “Sexiest Vegan Over 50” contest. I had all kinds of excuses why I didn’t. Part of it was that I was busy with my three books. Part of it was that I…

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Wonder What Vegan Is Like?

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Wonder What Vegan Is Like?

Plenty of athletes use a vegan or plant-based diet to enhance performance. As I like to say, plants enhance. This growing list of athletes includes legendary frequent ultra marathoner winner, Scott Jurek, to triathlete Brendan Brazier, and to amazing body-builders such as Robert Cheeke. Check out his site www.veganbodybuilding.com for an incredible array of athletes, male…

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Using a Certified Coach or Trainer—Worth It? Drives Me Nuts…

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Using a Certified Coach or Trainer—Worth It? Drives Me Nuts…

We get so boxed in sometimes, don’t we? I recently got trained as a Golden Hearts® Instructor. I’ve been a certified personal trainer for 4 years through the Aerobics and Fitness Association, and have been a Road Runners Club of America certified running coach for 5 years, and informally coaching since hanging out as a gym rat as…

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Labor Day Vegan BBQ Ideas

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Labor Day Vegan BBQ Ideas

Stressing over what to eat/make with all those meat-eaters around? Stress no more. If you have my book, “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day,” you’ll find 3 burger recipes. They’ll all do fine on the grill. Nothing wrong with putting lots of sweet, chunky veggies on a skewer. Use a stainless basket or veggie grill…

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Hometowner and Former St. Louis Reporter’s Perspective: A Vegan Diet and More Could Help Ferguson

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Hometowner and Former St. Louis Reporter’s Perspective: A Vegan Diet and More Could Help Ferguson

When I turned 18, I couldn’t wait to leave St. Louis. The word people often used to describe the city was “provincial.” It was a euphemism for segregated. Backwards. Old-fashioned. Way behind the times. Many people my age who grew up in West County can relate. We had never driven south of Highway 55 or north of…

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