New Stuff

Quick extra post to let you know about two new pages I’ve added to my site…

Yesterday I mentioned that shirts are for sale, hence the new Shirts page where I can hawk my wares.  Half the first run of shirts has sold already—thanks everyone!  Not much else to say about it; check it out if you’re interested.

The second new page is The Protein Thing, addressing the most popular question vegetarians get asked (like I did, for example, in my radio interview).  The page is a summary of a lot of research that my mom did when she went vegetarian and noticed that something wasn’t right and sensed it was because she was not getting enough—or not getting the right kinds of—protein.  The page is all about amino acids and the vegetarian foods that contain them, so if you’re in the same boat as she was, I imagine you’ll find it useful.

That’s all, enjoy your evening!



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  1. Absolutely LOVE the shirts! Will wear it proudly 🙂
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  2. I must admit, protein is one of the things I don’t worry about. I eat such a wide variety of foods (greens, beans, nuts, etc) that I know I’m covering all bases.

    • Me too! When you cook on your own and eat all different things, I don’t think there’s any need to worry about it (unless you don’t have a lot of energy, then maybe you’re missing something). My mom, on the other hand, doesn’t cook at home, so it was a big issue for her. You can eat healthily for a few meals at restaurants, but you can’t make it your diet.

    • Me too! People make such a big deal about it, and I guess those who don’t cook much do have a legitimate concern. But just cook, and you’re good!

  3. Very cool. I am going to check them out!
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  4. Wow, great protein page, there’s so much information there! It’s funny how people get so concerned about protein when really we tend to get adequate amounts without even trying.

    The shirts are so cute.

    PS Check the last line on the protein page before “Sources and more information”- you’ve got “low in” written twice 🙂
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  5. i am not a vegetarian (sorry…) but i don’t eat a whole lot of meat anyway. i don’t really like it, i mostly eat it because of “the protein thing” and it’s healthier than other things i’d plow down (uhhh like junk food. lol)

    my problem is i have a buttload of food allergies that make it extremely hard to eat period. i could easily do without meat and go vegetarian, but i am allergic to soy, nuts and beans! i know nuts and beans are good sources of protein so i feel like i am just screwed in the nutritional department. i don’t think my body really wants me to thrive sometimes. :-/

    thanks for posting the “protein page” – hopefully i can find some more info on things i CAN eat and still manage to be healthy (or, as healthy as possible). so far it has been close to impossible to avoid soy/nuts/beans (i just learned of these food allergies a little over a year ago when i had severe reactions and went for testing).

    any new suggestions you may have around soy/nuts/beans would be excellent!
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    • Lindsay, those allergies do make it tough! I think the soy you could skip without much trouble, but nuts and beans are used in a lot of vegetarian and vegan recipes, like those in Thrive. A good protein sources I can think of other than those is quinoa, which is not a grain but is very similar to one, and it has a lot of protein (and I think it’s a complete protein). Also, hemp seeds and flaxseeds are good (usually ground but not always), but I don’t know if seeds are a problem for you.

  6. your “The Protein Thing” is AWESOME. so thorough and such good info – i wish people would read this and understand you can be just fine with protein on a veggie diet!
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  7. “The Protein Thing” is very thorough and an excellent resource!!!
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  8. Hey- thanks everyone for your kind comments regarding my “Protein Thing”! I started out just trying to find which amino acids are especially necessary to keep my muscles firm, and ended up with tons of info that I thought lots of people might find helpful! As Matt mentioned, I don’t eat a large variety of foods, so I needed to focus on the things that are absolutely necessary in areas where I was lacking.

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