What better way to show support and encouragement to your favorite plant-based person than to gift them a cooking class! Allow them the opportunity to learn all year long and give them a virtual membership where they have access to: All past and ongoing virtual cooking classes Library of easy and quick recipes: 100 and growing Complete library of past virtual cooking classes + all recipes (located in the private Facebook group) Access to private Facebook group Monthly accountability check-in and support group Zoom call with Caryn Quarterly “Ask the Doc” call with Dr. Jim Loomis, our Medical Director 20% off all virtual multi-week programming A community of support Enter promo code HOLIDAYPLANTS for a discount on all classes and all membership plans November 27-29!

The plant-based diet, or simply the desire to add more plants to our plates is here to stay. There is simply too much evidence supporting the health benefits of this way of eating, not to mention, every time you turn around someone else has reversed their type II diabetes, lowered their cholesterol, stopped taking many of the meds they've been on for years, etc. We all have to start somewhere (good heavens there is a lot of information out there now!) and we must all go through our "firsts". This means our first holiday! Take a breath. You've got this.

I create recipes for the plant-based beginner and I'm honored VegWorld Magazine has chosen a few of my favorites to share with their readers. It's exciting!!

Kale and White Bean Vegan Bruschetta on today’s #LunchBreakLIVE! No longer a mere appetizer or side, this bruschetta comes in as the main event as hearty, filling, and just plain yummy! Today vegan health coach and chef Caryn Dugan joins us and shows us how to make this incredible dish!

Another fun event to kick off the big anniversary week!! Using secret ingredients, Dr. Jim Loomis and Caryn Dugan must rely on their quick creativity to be named Chef AJ's IRON CHEF! Who are you rooting for?! Here's the replay:

We are celebrating 10 years of STL Veg Girl and two years for the Center for Plant-based Living all week long! Dr. Jim Loom is in town for it all and we’re planning some spectacular events!

When building my businesses I always knew it was important to give back and during this week of celebrating STL Veg Girl’s 10th anniversary and Center for Plant-based Living’s 2nd anniversary, we’re also giving back and I think you’ll find this one very tasty!

A cancer diagnosis was also the impetus for Caryn Dugan’s foray into plant-based eating in 2008. Still reeling from her father’s death from cancer 10 weeks prior, Dugan, of St. Louis, Mo., received her malignant melanoma diagnosis. Feeling sad and overwhelmed, she began reading about how to heal and prevent cancer. Dugan found several references to plant-based eating to prevent and resolve illness. At the time, she says, “I thought, from my cold, dead hands will you take my grilled chicken.”

Need a veg burger that does not get mushy, will not crumble apart, and stands up to your grill? Follow the tips in this article and you’ll nail that plant-based burger every time!

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