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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: The Doctor is in the House

The Doctor is in the House In this modern age of medicine, the house call is something of the past.  That is, of course, if you don’t count Dr. McDougall and his line of “Right Foods.”  I am pretty much a food purist, and never really gave thought to an “instant” soup, but last year [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: Getting the Day off to a Good Start

Getting the Day off to a Good Start I set my alarm for 5:00 AM every day.  I enjoy the peacefulness in my house and the time I get to spend by myself.  Soon after I get out of bed, I am headed for the gym, where of late, I have enjoyed watching the sunrise [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: One Potato-Two Potato-Three Potato-Four

For a long time, potatoes have gotten a bad rap and mainly because they’ve either been fried, or smothered with fattening dairy.  But, the reality is that potatoes pack a punch…loaded with potassium and Vitamin C., you can’t go wrong with a potato. I love potatoes.  They are very versatile and are a great grab [&hellip

Saving Time with Char: Double Duty Recipes

I really like to cook.  I enjoy the challenge when my cupboards are bare and I am able to create a nourishing and delicious meal.  Most of the time, though, I have a meal plan/menu that I follow to keep life easy and simple.  For me, simplicity is the key to staying plant-strong. It’s fun [&hellip

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