Plant Strong Summer Teaching


I’m a teacher.  Many of us who teach get asked the typical question when summer approaches, “So what are you going to be doing during your summer vacation?” Well, most of my teacher friends and I don’t spend our days lounging around all summer, like some people would like to imagine. We take classes to enhance our teaching practice, we work or try to catch up on things we don’t have time for during the school year. One summer I spent seven weeks, from 8 am to 2 pm, taking an advanced course. On another summer break, I spent five weeks in Mexico taking Spanish classes from 9 – 2 every day. I’ve also worked as a temp to earn extra money and last year I taught summer school. This year, however, I’ve really needed to take a “break” after all the losses that have happened! Losing six people in a two year time frame has been rough! However, it has made my determination to teach plant-based nutrition even stronger because some of these deaths could easily have been prevented. On another note, I thought I’d share a few pictures with you from one of my recent summer teaching events. Last week, I gave a cooking demonstration, promoting PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) and the Food for Life classes that I teach, while speaking at the Prostate Cancer Support Group’s annual summer picnic. 

Moi at TPCSGDemonstrating healthy wraps – the fancy shredder is from Salad Master

TPCSG May 2013     Being introduced to the group

TPCSG I May 2013Explaining what’s going into the salad and the health benefits of plant-strong food

TPCSG II May 2013

Preparing the salad and answering questions

Next week, I’m challenging a meat and dairy loving friend to go on a whole foods plant-strong diet for at least a month! My friend needs to lose 30 pounds. He’s got serious back issues and is facing possible surgery. (Not his first!) I plan to document his progress, so you can follow! We’ll be starting with his refrigerator – cleaning it out and restocking it! I plan to take him and you step-by-step through breakfast, lunch and dinner – a week at a time! I also have other interviews scheduled with some amazing people, so please check back!


Have a fabulous plant-strong weekend!

Yours truly, Urban Vegan Chic

About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

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  1. That’s terrific that your friend is willing to give plant strong a try! He won’t be sorry… I got my son to try the 28 day kickstart program & even though he said he wouldn’t stop earing egg whites , by the end of the first week he did & now over a year later he doesn’t eat eggs, milk, meat or fish & he’s stopped drinking protein drinks made with whey, etc. he says he does sometimes have cheese so he’s not vegan (yet) but pretty close…tell your friend good luck , 30 days goes by pretty fast… He’s lucky to have you to coach mim🌴

    • Thank you, Helene! I’m impressed with your son! Tell him good for him! Best choice he could ever make for his health and his future! How old is he?

      I will tell my friend, Thank you! I’m about to post some of my “findings” and in turn I’m asking my friend to keep a small journal of what he’s eating and what his thoughts are about all of it! 🙂

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