Let’s join the Nutrition Revolution with Rob Ventre!

Let’s join the "Nutrition Revolution," with Rob Ventre, who is an independent Personal Trainer based in New York City. I welcomed Rob on today’s show to talk about his recently coined phrase: “Do Something!” We chatted about great ideas on how to add more nutritious foods into your diet and how to get more exercise in 2011. Rob shared springtime workout tips for beginners. He also “Kicked it Up a Notch” with his favorite spring “outdoor” exercise tips. He told his riveting story that he calls “The Tale of Two Tall Blondes,” about his personal foray into the plant-based nutrition revolution! Rob shared one of his fabulous vegan recipes, which is: “Coconut Curry Vegetable Stir Fry.” Delish! Oh yes, if you live in the New York City area, and would like to train with Rob Ventre, please contact him at: rob@nycfitnessexperts.com

For the months of March and April, “Friends For Life Forever Farm” is the chosen “Chocolate for Charity.” Charity! The Friends for Life Forever Farm mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home senior and special needs companion animals. They provide lifelong sanctuary if needed, for every single animal that enters their doors.

The nice folks at book publishing company are holding a drawing where you may win your choice of several vegan cookbooks! Just go to www.bookpubco.com, click on the “Live Delicious” Logo and enter your name and email address in the form. One of my favorites on this list is “Vegan in 30 Days” by Sarah Taylor who was a guest on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio on April 14, 2010. And…two more of my favorite cookbooks on the give-away list are “4 Ingredient Vegan” by Maribeth Abrahms (she was on the show September 1st, 2010) and “Speed Vegan” by Chef Alan Roettinger (who just appeared on the show on February 16th, 2011). You can listen to any of these inspiring, archived interviews by clicking on the individual authors name in this blog. Now that is Jazzy! And remember, just go to www.bookpubco.com to enter the Live Delicious drawing and possibly win your choice of one of these (or other) great books. Good Luck!

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My recipe of the week, is back by popular demand. It is my jazzy-licious “Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash.” This easy butternut squash recipe can be put together quickly. Slowly roasting the squash and garlic caramelizes them slightly, producing a sweet vegetable dish that pairs well with baked tempeh or a large dinner salad made with garbanzo beans.

Music by the late, great Joe Beck from his CD “Fingerpainting.” Please join us!

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