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Char Nolan
Char Nolan is a blog contributor and Engine 2 Extra Coach. She's been plant-strong for almost five years. From Philadelphia, she works in the plant-based whole foods arena, and is also the "vegan features writer," for the "Town Dish." She's lost a great deal of weight from being plant-strong, practices yoga, and is always dabbling in her kitchen to create new, plant-strong recipes. Armed with a degree in public health, Char also holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from e-Cornell.

Merry Yoga/Happy Yoga 2014

Saving Time with Char Merry Yoga/Happy Yoga 2014 By the time you read this, your holiday tree may be history.   Most people who know me are still in amazement that I am taking yoga.  Yup, three-four classes per week, it has become a saving grace for me. On the day of my last birthday, [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: Crisper Soups for the Winter Holidays

“Crisper” Soups for the Winter Holidays As we turn the corner into the holidays that take us to the end of another year,  friends are calling to invite us to holiday parties.  The number one question I get from my friends is, “What can  you eat?”  And then, that question is usually followed by, “Oh, [&hellip

Plant-Strong Thanksgiving Number 5

This is my fifth Thanksgiving living a plant-strong life. I’ll be honest, in the beginning, I was a little jealous of those around me, because I was remembering what I thought was the great flavor of the turkey. That year, I even cooked the turkey. Press that fast-forward button, and I have become distant with the turkey, don’t [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: When I’m 64

Saving Time with Char It’s My Birthday I was a freshman in high school when the Beatles inked their song about being 64.  I remember thinking how old that seemed.  And, it seemed so far away.  I no longer need to search, because 64 years have found me. Not sure how it happened, but, it [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Making a Quick Salad

Making a Quick Salad Even if you head to your local salad bar, the cherry or grape tomatoes are whole.  And a great way to stretch a salad is to cut tomatoes so that there are more bites. The other day I was at the gym.  How can you NOT love the gym where there [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Soup’s On- Florentine Style

Does your freezer ever get a little busy?  You know, it just becomes packed with just one too many bags of frozen artichoke hearts?  On Saturday, I opened the freezer door, and it was bulging.  I had to do something to remedy the situation of the overstuffed freezer. And so, the Saturday Soup Recipe was [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Trick or Treat!

Saving Time with Char Trick or Treat…Give me something good to eat!   PERFECT HALLOWEEN COSTUME!   Since the middle of the summer, stores have been packed with Halloween goods.  In my bad food past, Halloween was the start of a few months of bad eating.  It just ignited something in me, and fortunately, was [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Fall Soup-Quick and Easy

Saving Time with Char Fall Soup-Quick and Easy   It took quite some time for the fall to actually come to the east.  And when it did arrive, it was here.  One day it was summer, and the next day, I was bundled in a sweater and scarf.  With fall’s arrival, it can only mean [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Dinner Time! Plus a Recipe for Sweet Potato Ole

Saving Time with Char This is from the “Charchives.”  No matter where I am and what I am doing, people always ask me, “Where do you find the time to prepare and cook plant-strong meals?”  The reality is that between the freezer section and leftovers, dinner is never a difficult meal to pull off. I [&hellip