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Bill Clinton Goes Vegan – Kinda

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

First it was Mike Tyson, now (ex-)President and former fast food junkie Bill Clinton has also adopted a plant-based diet.

He says he was motivated by his daughter Chelsea’s wedding (incidentally, already a vegan for some time), his desire to stay healthy to be around for future grandchildren, and recurring blockages following his stent surgery.

The “kinda” in the title is because he does mention eating fish on occasion, so if we had to choose a label, I guess it’d be pescatarian. But, plant-based is always a safe bet.

Anyway, let’s hope he sticks with it as thoroughly as has Tyson. And, if he needs more reasons he should keep going with his “experiment”, this article‘s top 10 gave me a chuckle. ;)

Bill Clinton credits the following individuals for educating and inspiring him to eat a healthy, plant-based diet.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Dean Ornish,
and T. Colin Campbell’s China Study

Mushroom & Kale Soup

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The autumnal equinox may be a week and half away yet, but fall is making its presence felt here in NH, especially at night. My lizard brain must have picked up on it because as if on autopilot, I found myself cooking up some warm soups the last couple evening’s for dinner. Nothing overly hearty, just clear brothy goodness.

A couple variations on the theme of mushroom and kale soup. The first with portabello.

The second with shiitake and no-salt-added stewed tomatoes.

In both cases, I used dried organic mushrooms from my favorite, FungusAmongUs. The clear liquid (just water) in these soups may not look like much, but after some time with the onions, garlic, hots, and mushrooms, it’s really quite flavorful. I’m used to making soups like these with calorie free noodles, but I’m out right now.

Anyway, in case you can’t tell, I “love” fall! :) Pumpkins rule!

Which reminds me, they already have some at the outdoor market down the road. Hmmm…

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