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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.

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

Saving Time With Char: Getting the Day off to a Good Start & A Recipe for Oatmeal Pudding!

Saving Time with Char Getting the Day off to a Good Start This is from the “Charchives.”  Last week, I bumped into someone who said to me, “Ah, is there anything I can get at the drive-thru for Engine 2?” My advice was to keep your foot on the gas pedal, and press down real [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: Breakfast Month!

Nibble.com will list every food holiday imaginable.  Some are very attractive titles and totally plant strong, and many other titles look like celebrations for the SAD.  Some of the titles actually make me laugh. September is Breakfast Month.  Really.  You might ask yourself, “What do Breakfast Month and Engine 2 have in common?”  Well, quite [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Shopping on a Shoe String, Plant-Strong Style!

Saving Time with Char Shopping on a Shoe String, Plant Strong Style I was listening to a talk show the other day, and the conversion was about the “expense of eating healthy.”  I wanted to jump into the television and let Whoopi know that I disagreed with her.  The myth that prevails about the expense [&hellip