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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: Chop-Chop Edition!

Do you have any guilty pleasures?  If you want to know  the truth, mine, is watching infomercials. I am drawn to them like moths to a light. And, I really love the ones that promote anything you can use in the kitchen. I have a shelf in mine that is dedicated to  infomercial purchases. The [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: Quick Soup!

Dinner in a Few Minutes Sometimes, I just don’t feel like cooking.  Sometimes, my freezer is bare.  Sometimes, the day just gets away from you!  And sometimes, I want a magic Plant-Strong Kitchen Genie to show up in my kitchen.  No genies have appeared just yet.  And with that clock ticking, I wanted to share [&hellip

Saving Time with Char!

Before we get to Char’s post, we want to wish her a very happy and plant-strong birthday! Thank you Char for all you do to make this world a better (and more plant-strong) place! —————————— Generally, I like to discuss time saving tips in the kitchen, while shopping etc.  So many times, I hear people [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: Italian Style

I grew up living atop my grandparents’  Italian restaurant.  It was my sandbox, it is where I learned to cook and play.  When I became plant-strong, I wasn’t quite sure I could cook the Italian foods I grew up with, especially without using oils and cheeses.  But you know what?  It has been easy…and delicious [&hellip

Saving Time with Char

Saving Time with Char I’m not Martha Stewart or Katie Brown (two of my kitchen idols), but I do have some tricks up my sleeves.  And although I am the Queen of Shortcuts, I do have some other scaffolding in place that helps me save time on my plant-strong journey.  This organizational skill makes me [&hellip

Saving Time With Char

Saving Time with Char Several months ago, I had received a card, and it was addressed to “The Queen of Shortcuts.”  I laughed to myself, but the card’s writer said to me, “You always have a shortcut, not everyone else does.”  I’d never thought about it, but I think I do have a shortcut for [&hellip

Kale is a Noun

Before I began this plant-strong journey, quite frankly I only knew of kale in one form.  It was the garnish on the famed “diet platter,” you know, the one with a burger, cling peach, lettuce, oh, and cottage cheese.  But, these days, the word “kale” is either used as an adjective or a noun.  I [&hellip

Happy Anniversary to Me

Before we hear from Char today, we want to officially welcome her as the newest member to our Engine 2 Team! Char has been a part of our E2 family for a few years (as you will read below). We thought it was the perfect day to welcome her onto our team! Please leave her [&hellip

PAR-TAY! Char on Plant-Strong Partying.

PAR-TAY! A party invite just came in from my closet friend, Ann.  She isn’t plant-strong, and she is having a gathering at her home next week.  My friends are always so re-assuring, “Don’t worry, I will have plenty here for you to eat.”  While I always applaud their diligence, no matter how hard they seem [&hellip