Welcome! I'm so glad you have found Studio Veg and I hope you will find information and inspiration here to help you along your Veg Journey! This page contains a quick overview of what Studio Veg is about, as well as a list of some of my favorite websites, books, authors, and all around gotta-haves.
Studio Veg is all about Vegucation-- equipping you with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to move forward in your quest for a diet that is healthier, more sustainable, and compassionate. Please see the Classes page for more details on my following educational series:
PCRM CLASSES (see details on Classes page):
The Cancer Project
The Diabetes Initiative
Kickstart Your Health
OTHER POPULAR CLASSES:
VEGAN 101- Learn the basics of vegan living, or simply how to add more plant-based meals to your diet!
Don't Lose Your Mind!- Diet and lifestyle changes proven to prevent Alzheimer's and other cognitive diseases.
The Joy of Soy- Busting the myths about soy and exploring the many ways this delicious, versatile food can be incorporated into a healthy diet.
Attend one of my live events, including festivals and potlucks! Most are held in the Murfreesboro/Nashville, TN area but I also offer classes in Chattanooga and other surrounding areas
MY FAVORITE BOOKS ON HEALTH
These are among my favorite books on nutrition and health:
The Cheese Trap by Neal Barnard, MD
Power Foods for the Brain by Neal Barnard, MD
Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.
Whole by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas M. Campbell II, MD
How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD
The Starch Solution by John A. McDougall, MD
Becoming Vegan Express Edition by Brenda Davis, RD & Vesanto Melina, MS, RD
Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman, MD
The End of Dieting by Joel Fuhrman, MD
Proteinaholic by Garth Davis, MD
Many of these authors have numerous published books. You can't go wrong with anything written by these folks.
MY GO-TO COOKBOOKS
Among my very large collection of cookbooks, these are the ones I go to day in and day out for dependably delicious recipes:
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet or any cookbooks by John & Mary McDougall
Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
Fresh From a Vegan Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson
Plant Pure Nation Cookbook by Kim Campbell
Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook and Vegan Vittles by Joanne Stepaniak
Healing the Vegan Way or anything else by MarkReinfeld
Let Them Eat Vegan! by Dreena Burton
The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Better Than Vegan by Del Sroufe
The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn
SOME AWESOME LINKS
Here are a few of my favorite websites for health and nutrition information and/or recipe inspiration:
www.pcrm.org - The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Relentless and tireless movers and shakers in Washington when it comes to nutrition education and food policy. I LOVE THIS ORGANIZATION!!
www.nutritionstudies.org- Dr. T. Colin Campbell's website.
www.drmcdougall.com- lots of free recipes and updated nutrition information
www.engine2diet.com- Rip Esselstyn's site.
www.nutritionfacts.org- subscribe to Dr. Greger's daily emailed video on the latest in health and nutrition research
www.richroll.com- beautiful website and a terrific podcast!
www.theveggiequeen.com- excellent resource by the brilliant Jill Nussinow, and I highly recommend her newsletter.
www.brendadavisrd.com- my good friend Brenda Davis, one of the most knowledgeable and sought after minds in plant based nutrition.