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Char Nolan
Char Nolan has been plant strong for three years, and it has changed her life immensely. She is a social media and marketing consultant, and lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Saving Time with Char: When Time is Money at the Dollar Store

When I talk to people about being plant-strong, I always   hear comments about the time factor they perceive that is involved with making delicious, plant-strong food.  If you read this blog, you know that I have shaved corners on every angle of food shopping and prep.  Following the time factor, the next thing people [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: In My Kitchen

Saving Time with Char In My Kitchen I live in an old home, something constructed in the 1930’s.  It is charming, and has served us well.  If you’re a realtor, you know that the word “charming” translates to “small.”  It has four bedrooms, and one of them is also known as “my office.”  My other [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Engine 2 to the Rescue (Plus a giveaway!)

Saving Time with Char Engine 2 to the Rescue! When I first met Rip Esselstyn three years ago, my ears were in overdrive when he said that he would be getting ready to introduce his Engine 2 Foods line.  So, when his products were first unveiled earlier this year, I felt an enormous sense of [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Be a Promoter!

Saving Time with Char After Reading This, You Will Save Time (from debating your plant-strong lifestyle) A few years ago, I was part of a panel where someone had asked me, “How do you defend your plant-strong lifestyle to others?”  In that very instant, my response to this audience member was, “Well, I do not [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Polenta Fries… Quick And Easy

Polenta seems to be the new black.  On many modern menus, it seems to be a replacement for the omnipresent potato.  Now, you know that I love the potato, but variety is one of the tools that helps to energize me on my plant-strong journey. I recently saw a traditional recipe for polenta where the [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Flavored Water…The New Beverage: Plus Win A “Cuppow!”

Saving Time with Char Flavored Water…The New Beverage They say that “time is money.”  On a recent trip to the grocery store, I was intrigued with the vast collection of fruit and herb infused waters.  The beauty of the labels will alone draw you to the shelf, and once you learn that you can drink [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Potato Taco Time

Before I joined this plant-strong caravan, I never ate potatoes.  They’d gotten such a bad rap, and although I ate horribly, the potato just seemed too “fattening” to eat.  I know now that it wasn’t the potatoes, it was the stuff that covered it that really made it bad for you.  You already know how [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Mighty Bean Muffins!

  Saving Time with Char On the Road Again It’s early morning, and I am running late.  I still have that engrained “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” thing in my head, and I always eat breakfast.  Minutes later,  I am stuck in slow moving traffic, and I notice the car to [&hellip

Saving Time With Char: Veggies en Papillote

Saving Time with Char Oo-La-La…Veggies en Papillote Oh, I know, it sounds so fancy.  Broccoli en Papillote.  But, really, all you are doing is using unbleached parchment paper to steam vegetables in the oven.  And better than a quick and delicious meal?  Super-fast clean up!!  You will be like a whirling magician when it is [&hellip