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Chocolate Surprise Cake from “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Chocolate Surprise Cake from “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day

I love stealth recipes…the kind you can sneak by your most persnickity dinner guests or reluctant vegetable eaters. The kind they’ll never know is vegan, unless of course, you hand them the recipe as they leave for the evening, which for fun, I highly recommend. I also love that you can make the icing without…

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Vegan Fitness on a Budget

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Vegan Fitness on a Budget

How do you stay fit on a budget? Find a “workout” place that is close by and doesn’t cost money to join. It can be a playground, a park or even a touristy beach. While gyms can be fun and encourage a sense of community, they are totally unnecessary from a fitness routine point of…

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What are Your Priorities?

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on What are Your Priorities?

I’m always amazed at what you can hear and see in airports. Last week, I had was rerouted after the LAX shooter fiasco. I was supposed to arrive in LA 4 hours after the shooter killed a TSA employee and wounded several others at the airport. A compassionate Southwest Airlines employee took heart over the…

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Winning PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest

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PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) asked me to blog about why I entered this contest and what drives my desire to help aniamls of all kinds, including humans. When I heard I’d won, I was truly surprised and speechless. Especially by the announcement itself here. What does it really mean to win this…

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Finding Island Yoga

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Finding Island Yoga

As I write, one more week until I compete in the National Senior Games. I will compete in every event I qualified in at state – the 100, 200, 400 and 1,500 meters. I believe there is much more risk of injury than in endurance running and racing, which I have also done extensively. I’ve…

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Virtual Vegan Potluck! Strawberry Citrus Salad

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Virtual Vegan Potluck! Strawberry Citrus Salad

Bright and tangy, this salad features a wonderful contrast in textures, with tender greens, juicy fruit, and crunchy nuts. Ingredients 2 cups fresh strawberries (Save 6 to 8 whole strawberries for the garnish and cut the remaining berries in half.) 1 bag (10 ounces) spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 head bibb lettuce, or 1⁄2…

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Summertime & the Living is Easy

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Summertime & the Living is Easy

My husband and I love the Island in the summer. We venture out to restaurants and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle as the snowbirds allegedly enjoy their northern climes. Although, if any of you have friends or relatives up North and have been tracking this for decades like I have, you know that for the past…

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Fitness and food on a dime. Or Two.

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Fitness and food on a dime. Or Two.

Keeping fit doesn’t have to be expensive. I once had a student in a cooking class who lost 120 pounds in 8 months never counting a calorie, ever being hungry and she loved the vegan food. She couldn’t work out because she had multiple myeloma, one of the more fatal forms of cancer. It is…

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Kickstarting Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Kickstarting Your New Year’s Resolutions

The owner of VitaminSeas Health Foods on the island came to a health food store expo for the southeast at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Kissimmee recently and saw that I was the featured author. In fact, I was the only author invited by my publisher and the largest distributor of health food books…

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Comparing the Price of Twinkies to Beans

By Ellen Jaffe Jones | Comments Off on Comparing the Price of Twinkies to Beans

This video is an excellent summary of why I wrote my book. It also seeks to debunk the myth that it is impossible to eat a healthy diet on a budget.  

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