LeAnne Campbell, PhD. Appointed President of T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies, Launches Micro Grant and New Certificate Program

  LeAnne Campbell, PhD. was recently appointed president of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS).  Her father, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of the NYTimes best-selling book, The China Study, founded the center. He is  widely known for its...

Pursuing Passion: An Interview with Founder of Treeline Cheese

Pursuing Passion: An Interview with Michael Schwarz, Founder and CEO of Treeline Cheese     After 25 years working as an Intellectual Property lawyer, Michael Schwarz enthusiasm began to wane. He thought to himself  would I want to hire a lawyer who has lost...

Not a Joke: Why Joaquin Phoenix’s Speech Was One of the Sanest at the Oscars

It's the morning after the 2020 Oscars. My newsfeed is buzzing with views about Joaquin Phoenix and his heartfelt and unconventional Best Actor acceptance speech for his role in Joker. Someone calls him a "kook". Someone says he should "just say thank you, sit down...

I’m a Vegan and a Cancer Survivor

Hello Dear Reader- Four years into my plant-based lifestyle, I thought I'd reflect on the experience and write about a topic I've not shared much about on Beantown Kitchen.  I am a cancer survivor.  I am also very lucky.  I was cured of melanoma about five years...

Top Ten Healthy Plant-based Snacks for Traveling

Dear Reader- I've found the key to healthy eating on-the-go is being prepared. Yes, you may get lucky and come across an adorable little beach cafe serving fresh squeezed juices, buffalo tofu bites and chickpea kale salads or a gourmet modern mecca with sleek outdoor...

My Experience with a Juice Cleanse

Hello Dear Reader-   When my youngest daughter came back from a few days away with friends and announced that she's been eating nothing but junk and needs to detox, I took notice. Her idea...let's do a juice cleanse together.   As it happens, I've been...

Race Report from a Vegan Iron Spouse

My husband is an Iron Man. He eats a vegan diet. Tempting as it is to connect these two facts and attribute his diet to his athleticism, I don't. I learned that lesson the hard way.   I hesitate to make claims about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Yes, it has...

Great Resources for the Veg Curious

Dear Readers- I'm often asked for tips on getting started down the path of vegan eating and living. This is a fabulous time, as compared to ten or even five years ago, to explore the vegan lifestyle. There is so much information available, an embarrassment of riches...

“Have you lost weight?” and Other Questions I’m Asked as a Vegan

      Vegans eat plants. That?s it. To many, this diet sounds radical. I get it. Less than four?years ago I ate meat, fish, eggs, and dairy and a vegan diet seemed to me ?a bleak and inexplicable asceticism akin to culinary celibacy?[1]. So I do welcome...

Beantown Kitchen Cooking Class

Not only was it a great pleasure to have my college-aged daughter home for a stretch of time this summer, but it proved to be highly convenient too. Photos of me and my classes, I've been told, are somewhat lacking on my website and she kindly offered to fix that...
I’m a Vegan and a Cancer Survivor

I’m a Vegan and a Cancer Survivor

Hello Dear Reader- Four years into my plant-based lifestyle, I thought I'd reflect on the experience and write about a topic I've not shared much about on Beantown Kitchen.  I am a cancer survivor.  I am also very lucky.  I was cured of melanoma about five years...

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Top Ten Healthy Plant-based Snacks for Traveling

Dear Reader- I've found the key to healthy eating on-the-go is being prepared. Yes, you may get lucky and come across an adorable little beach cafe serving fresh squeezed juices, buffalo tofu bites and chickpea kale salads or a gourmet modern mecca with sleek outdoor...

read more
My Experience with a Juice Cleanse

My Experience with a Juice Cleanse

Hello Dear Reader-   When my youngest daughter came back from a few days away with friends and announced that she's been eating nothing but junk and needs to detox, I took notice. Her idea...let's do a juice cleanse together.   As it happens, I've been...

read more
Race Report from a Vegan Iron Spouse

Race Report from a Vegan Iron Spouse

My husband is an Iron Man. He eats a vegan diet. Tempting as it is to connect these two facts and attribute his diet to his athleticism, I don't. I learned that lesson the hard way.   I hesitate to make claims about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Yes, it has...

read more
Great Resources for the Veg Curious

Great Resources for the Veg Curious

Dear Readers- I'm often asked for tips on getting started down the path of vegan eating and living. This is a fabulous time, as compared to ten or even five years ago, to explore the vegan lifestyle. There is so much information available, an embarrassment of riches...

read more
Beantown Kitchen Cooking Class

Beantown Kitchen Cooking Class

Not only was it a great pleasure to have my college-aged daughter home for a stretch of time this summer, but it proved to be highly convenient too. Photos of me and my classes, I've been told, are somewhat lacking on my website and she kindly offered to fix that...

read more
Living Without Cheese: Five Simple Tips

Living Without Cheese: Five Simple Tips

The first time I was asked "what do vegans eat" my response was fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Then the follow-up question came, yes, "but what do they eat?" and I understood. This wasn't a question about the particular ingredients consumed on a...

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