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News & Events for Health Empowerment // December 2, 2021
We were touched by these inspiring words from Ocean Robbins, CEO of the Food Revolution Network: "You can be supremely healthy on a whole food, plant-centered diet, and on top of that, if you do it right, not only are you supremely healthy, but you’re contributing to a healthier world for future generations, and to me, that just strikes at the core of what it means to be a human on this planet.”Watch the full interview here.
Dr. Greger’s segment was moving in several ways. He joined us from his treadmill — and he gets about 30,000 steps per day! He shared news of his next book, that he doesn’t care for eggplant, and how volumes of evidence supporting the healing benefits of a plant-based lifestyle continue to pile up on his desk. Catch the conversation here.
The generosity of this community has us screaming “We can do this!” from our rooftops (or sidewalks). As of today, you've donated more than 60% toward our $25,000 matching challenge put forward by a generous anonymous donor. Every financial contribution, before the end of the year, will bring us closer to reaching our goal.
Give the gift of health empowerment! All gifts are matched through the end of the month, and donations of $50+ are eligible for a PPMNY cotton tote bag.
Congratulations to our Plantathon giveaway winners:
Christina B. can look forward to reading her like-new copy of The Starch Solutionby John A. McDougall, donated by PPMNY Long Island Organizer Mitchell Castell in memory of his father, Jerral Castell, who introduced him to WFPB nutrition.
Enrica S. and Melinda M. may soon be spotted at the farmer’s market or grocery store loading fresh produce into their new PPMNY recycled cotton tote bags, donated by an anonymous donor.
Hilary Agin Enrica Sacca Lori Pitowsky Danielle Medina Mare Gomez-Bolaños Aifra Ruiz Bryant Meythaler Magaly Herrera Pamela Garcia Mia White Laura Moya Adames Stephanie Cornejal Iain Waller Pamela Trester Kim Siansky Celina Bertoncini Vivian Lee Rhotochia Atkins Jones Gia Merlo, MD
PPMNY Plantathon Team Hosts: Lianna Levine Reisner & Jim Spellos Production: Jim Spellos Green Room Management & Host: Britt van der Poel Hora Español: Mare Gomez-Bolaños & Aifra Ruiz Design & Communications: Britt van der Poel, Hope Escobedo Ansanelli, Holly Hatfield-Patel Planning Team: Lianna Levine Reisner, Jim Spellos, Lynn Diamond, Holly Hatfield-Patel
While fried potato latkes and donuts may be a modern-day symbol of Hanukkah -- celebrating the long-lasting vial of oil in the desecrated temple -- they are mere customs. This Hanukkah, we invite you to put your health first with baked latkes, free of oil and eggs. Bind your latkes with a ground flaxmeal slurry, and pop them in the oven to get crispy!
Baked Potato Latkes
Recipe courtesy of Chef Carole Levy, PPMNY Culinary Educator.
1 Idaho potato, peeled and grated 2 T grated white or red onion 1 T ground flax seed + 3 T water (makes one flax “egg,” equivalent to one egg) 1 T flour (spelt, oat, or all-purpose)
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat. (This way you won’t need any oil, and cleanup is a breeze!) 3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 4. Split batter into individual latke portions. You should get 5-6 latkes. 5. Bake for 20 minutes. Once the bottoms are brown, flip and cook until done for approximately another 20 minutes. 6. Serve hot with unsweetened applesauce.
For more healthy Hanukkah recipes, watch the replay of our Cooking with Chef Carole: Hanukkah Special from December 2020.
La semana pasada hablamos con Dr. Héctor Murillo, Médico certificado en Medicina de Estilo de Vida, sobre que ocurre en nuestro cuerpo cuando seguimos una alimentación a base de plantas, estilos de alimentación recomendados para combatir el diabetes, y mucho más. Mira aquí.
Kim Siansky, PPMNY Organizer, joined PPMNY Medical Advisor Dr. Lillie Rosenthal’s podcast Power to the Patient, to share how she shifted her relationship with food and healed chronic knee inflammation. Listen here.
This holiday season, consider shopping with one of our affiliate partners. A portion of your purchase will be donated to PPMNY.
Let MamaSezzdo the cooking for you. Choose the Holiday Bundle to enjoy classics like creamy scalloped potatoes, and cranberry-orange chutney but with a plant-based twist. Ready-made, whole food, plant based meals, delivered fresh to your home (and they’re gluten-free, too).
You can support PPMNY when you shop on Amazon! Amazon will send a small percentage of all your purchases to PPMNY when you're shopping at smile.amazon.com. Select "Plant Powered Metro New York, Inc." from the list of charities here.
Our mailing address: Plant Powered Metro New York, PO Box 20771, New York NY 10025
Plant Powered Metro New York empowers people to find better health and overcome chronic disease through whole food, plant-based nutrition. We offer evidence-based education, resources, and support to create community and inspire change throughout the New York metropolitan area.