Kicking Off Obliteride 2015 Training and Fundraising

A couple of days ago I decided to join Obilteride 2015. I also participated in this fundraiser for the amazing place where I work back in 2013. This year, I am riding the 50 mile ride with my wife, Suzanna. Unlike many charity events, 100% of the money raised for Obliteride goes to fund the awesome workContinue reading “Kicking Off Obliteride 2015 Training and Fundraising”

Plant Milks, the Search for the Perfect Café Latte, and My Recipe for Coconut Milk

I admit that one of my favorite daily indulgences during the past fifteen or so years has been my daily (or twice or, when under duress, thrice daily) café latte. And until very recently that has meant a non-fat cow’s milk latte. But a few months ago, Suzanna and I became vegans (with the onlyContinue reading “Plant Milks, the Search for the Perfect Café Latte, and My Recipe for Coconut Milk”

The cult of protein

Originally posted on Sunshine and Slaughter:
In the early 19th century in America, women couldn’t vote, slavery was legal, and blood-letting was a legitimate medical procedure. Around that time, scientists decided protein was the most important nutrient. We changed our thinking about the first three issues, but protein myths are still being perpetuated–and the meat, egg, and dairy…

Vegan for Life

Suzanna and I have been pescetarians for some time. That is, we have been eating a vegetarian diet along with some animal products: eggs, milk and dairy products, and sustainably-raised seafood. We try to concentrate on sustainable organic minimally-processed foods as much as possible which requires constant vigilance. At the same time, we both hopedContinue reading “Vegan for Life”

Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chia Banana Bread

A few weeks ago I spotted too many darkening bananas on the counter and decided it was time to make some banana bread. A quick search of recipes using SpringPad on my iPhone located this recipe by Emily Malone on the Dailly Garnish site. I have modified this already vegan recipe somewhat. My goals wereContinue reading “Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chia Banana Bread”

My Obliteride

Two weeks ago on Saturday, I got up at 5:30 am after a night of not-so-restful sleep. (We had thunder and lightning much of the night and I was a little anxious about the ride.) Unfortunately for Suzanna, she had to wake up two hours earlier since she was on the first volunteer Saturday shiftContinue reading “My Obliteride”

Better Care Starts with a Better Diagnosis

You may have read the recent article about the National Cancer Institute coming up with more precise language when talking about cancer. Sounds silly perhaps, but this is so important when dealing with this scary disease and the language that physicians use can subtly change the care given to patients as well as their comfortContinue reading “Better Care Starts with a Better Diagnosis”