- Listen to the February 14, 2012 show (or download the archive):
Breast Cancer and a vegan diet: Bend resident Kristin Luck takes charge of her own treatment plan. Also, we talk with Angeline of Angeline’s Bakery & Cafe in Sisters about her creative vegan raw dishes and baked goods.
In today’s show, Bend resident Kristin Luck tells us the story of how a chance meeting, just prior to her breast cancer diagnosis, prompted her to take an active role in her own treatment plan and dramatically transform her health by adopting a plant-based diet.
We also talk with Angeline Rhett and her son Simon, of Angeline’s Bakery in Sisters, where for the past 15 years, Angeline has run a thriving cafe serving up lots of creative raw vegan dishes and tempting vegan baked goods.
And, as always, we highlight and analyze News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!
Bend resident Kristin Luck tells us the story of how a chance meeting, just prior to her breast cancer diagnosis, prompted her to take an active role in her own treatment plan and dramatically transform her health by adopting a plant-based diet. She also relates how going vegan has changed her mindset along with her health.
Kristin travels frequently for work and she gives tips on how to eat vegan no matter where you find yourself. She also talks about why she loves starting each day with a green smoothie and beginning each meal with a big green salad.
We also talk with Angeline Rhett and her son Simon, of Angeline’s Bakery & Cafe in Sisters, where for the past 15 years, Angeline has run a thriving cafe serving up lots of creative raw vegan dishes and tempting vegan baked goods.
Angeline originally moved to Sisters to fight forest fires, but once she arrived, she never looked back. From part-time sandwich wagon to busy cafe, Angeline shares how her establishment has evolved along with her lifestyle.
You can connect with Angeline at angelinesbakery.com or on Facebook.
Veg Out ‘N About (in Central Oregon):
New to Bend’s restaurant and pub scene in 2012, Broken Top Bottle Shop and Ale Cafe has numerous vegan items on the menu, and often a vegan special or two. Vegan menu items are clearly marked as vegan and the menu has helpful suggestions for making other items vegan. Some of the selections created by Chef Bethlyn Rider include: the Tempeh Reuben sandwich with sauerkraut and (by special request) Thousand Island dressing made vegan with Vegenaise, the French Style Philly dip made with Portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions, served with veggie au jus, and the vegan Faux Sho egg-less salad and Faux Sho chicken-less chicken salad. For more information, see btbsbend.com or BrokenTopBottleShop. Located at 1740 NW Pence Lane (just off College Way).
News from the Vegan Frontier:
- Jason Mraz Is ‘Stronger’ and ‘Better in Bed’ on Vegan Diet
- U.S. Meat Consumption to Drop 12%
- Lab-Grown Meat? $1 Million Reward Deadline Nears
- OMG: McDonald’s Does the Right Thing
- PETA v. SeaWorld – The Aftermath
- Protest Chicken Slaughter “Art” Project in Lawrence, Kansas
- Friends With Benefits
News around Town:
VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck: 6p, February 22, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. Bring a vegan dish, your recipe, and a place setting. This month, several short 3 to 5 minute videos will be shown: some funny, some informative, including one on fat-free food labels and what that really means. It’s free and open to everyone – come join in the fun!
VegNet Bend will also be hosting a 30-day Vegan Pledge beginning January 29 and continuing for 5 Sundays through February 26. It will include programs, speakers, cooking and shopping tips, and more. If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, but need a little support, this is the pledge for you. Sign up at vegnetbend.org.
For more information about either of these events, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or vegnetbend.org.
Sarah’s Superfood Smoothies and Raw Cafe: Raw Uncooking classes will be held every Friday at noon at this newly opened cafe. Sarah will teach participants how to make a raw healthy vegan dish. Everyone will get a copy of the recipe and will get to enjoy the meal. To register, text or call Sarah: 541-815-6506. Located at Cafe of Life Chiropractic, 519 NW Colorado, Bend.
Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.
All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.
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