An Interview With Doug Schmidt

When Doug Schmidt had a heart attack eight years ago, he had no idea how drastically his life would change and how this single event would affect so many other people. At the time, Doug worked as an elementary school teacher at Victor Schools in Rochester, New York, and lived a normal, quiet life.

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5 Simple Steps to Add More Plants Into Your Diet

By adding more plants to your normal routine, you will be increasing the amount of antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients you eat, which is an awesome way  to lean into, or maintain a whole food plant-based lifestyle.

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Small Space Gardens

Because of space limitations, this summer was the first time in many years that I did not have a garden.  One of my favorite things to do in past summers was to walk out into the garden and pick a handful of herbs to brighten my plant-based dishes.  I decided to create a “small-space garden” on our front porch steps and planted rosemary, basil, thyme and mint in pots.  They turned out to be a decorative, productive and attractive addition to our front porch. 

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Getting Started on Your Whole Food Plant-Based Journey

Often times we are overwhelmed with everything there is to learn about a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle. After watching many people venture into this healthy journey, I have my top 5 tips that will help you start and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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Summer Fun with Kids

I know I tend to stick to ‘food,’ so this blog is slightly off topic.  But this is about a topic I love – kids!  My first career was teaching, and in between years of teaching, I spent some time at home with three kids.  I think it is safe to say I spent lots of time with kids, inside and outside the

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Getting the Most out of Your Summer Veggies!

During the summer we love to visit our local farmer’s markets and stock up on a bounty of fresh and colorful produce.  The only problem is that often times we get home and unpack all of the beautiful fruits and vegetables and are a bit overwhelmed with how  to use all of it! 

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‘Veganizing’ Recipes

Refurbishing traditional recipes is a creative challenge that I love tackling.  During our 10 day Jumpstarts at PlantPure, we have used many classic family recipes to lure people into the plant-based lifestyle; going plant-based doesn’t mean we must sacrifice flavor.  In fact, the flavors and textures that can be found in the Plant Kingdom are amazing. 

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Build a Bowl Meals

The most recent trend in the food world is to create a one dish/bowl style meal, often referred to as “Buddha Bowls,” “Hippie Bowls,” “Monk Bowls,” or “Power Bowls.”  Americans are used to separating their foods and I grew up with one sibling who was averse to peas touching potatoes, so this bowl concept is outside the box for many traditional eaters.  But recipes and eating are evolving and bowl style meals are all about breaking the rules.  

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