Earth Friendly, Vegan Recipes for Earth Day!

Earth Day is April 22, 2011~ One of the easiest ways that you can celebrate Earth Day is to cook a special earth day meal. If possible, plan a menu that uses some locally produced foods. Focus on organic plant-based options such as vegetables, fruits, grains and beans, as these foods use fewer resources to produce than some other less eco-friendly food choices. Decorate your table with reused, repurposed or recycled items. If you are looking for an easy and delicious vegan recipe to prepare, here is my “Recipe of the Week,” which is my Earth Day Black Bean Burritos! Click here for the full recipe. Earth Friendly and Jazzy-licious!

 Vegan chef and author Christine Waltermyer joined me on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio today. We chatted about her fabulous new book, “Natural Vegan Kitchen." Christine shared her tasty recipe for Easy Scallion Hummus! Yummo. She talked about the “yin and yang” energies present in the food we eat and shared great tips for learning to savor mealtime, rather than eating on the run. She demystified “Kombu, ” and taught us how to prepare this healthful type of seaweed. Learn more about Christine at these online destinations! The Natural Kitchen Cooking School: www.naturalkitchenschool.com, NKChef Personal Chef Service: www.nkchef.com and Nutrition Coaching: www.healthyfoodcoach.com

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Today was the big day! We debuted an exciting new segment on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio entitled "Ask Dr. Pam," featuring Dr. Pam Popper. Dr. Popper will be appearing in the full-length feature film, “Forks Over Knives” about diet and health, which will be in theaters, nationwide on May 6, 2011. “Forks Over Knives” was our topic for today on “Ask Dr. Pam!” Make sure to tune in next week, as I welcome the film’s executive producer, Brian Wendel and it’s director, Lee Fulkerson.

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If you’d like a chance to have your question answered by Dr. Pam, please email your health related question to askdrpam@jazzyvegetarian.com. Tune in on May 4th, to find out if your question has been selected! Visit: “Ask Dr. Pam” on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio

Now on to jazzy news: This Saturday, April 23, Moby, NBA Champion John “Spider” Salley, “The Biggest Loser’s” Bob Harper and American Pie’s Jennifer Coolidge  will host a party in Los Angeles to kick off the 25th Anniversary of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. This special milestone, and all that has been achieved to promote compassion for farm animals in the past 25 years, will be commemorated at two star-studded, black-tie Galas in New York City on May 14, and in Los Angeles on September 24. Visit: farmsanctuary.org for more information.

Music today from Ricki Lake and Vegetarian singer/musician Lance Horne’s debut CD. The cut is entitiled, “Haircut.”

Listen to the show here!