Dr. John McDougall Retirement Announcement

Dr. John McDougall has announced his retirement on his website. Here is his announcement. Although I do not follow all of his recommendations, I admire Dr. McDougall for dedicating over 50 years of his life to spreading the word about the benefits of adopting a whole food, plant based lifestyle.

Dr. John McDougall

Announcement of Retirement


I am announcing that I no longer will be seeing patients in a professional medical manner. After half a century of my life being dedicated to the medical care of people as their general physician, I am retiring.

I have moved on to working with more legislation, healthcare systems, and education projects.

My past and present work will be available (mostly without charge) through my website,

As many of you know, Heather McDougall became CEO of the McDougall Program over 5 years ago. She leads a loyal and talented staff of professionals: Anthony Lim, MD, JD, Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LDN, Doug Lisle, PhD and Tiffany Hobson, Operations Manager.

The same principles of diet and food preparation are being used as in the past. The medical staff remains dedicated to helping you eliminate all unnecessary medications and avoid harmful procedures.

Mary and I will continue to oversee the entire business with Heather. Her dedication to the McDougall Program, as ours, will never waver. I will still make appearances in Santa Rosa at 3-day and 10-day Programs. As always, I will be checking daily on the work of my lifetime: The McDougall Program — Where people continue to regain their lost health and personal appearances.

Thank you for your continued support over the years.

John McDougall, MD

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Save 20% on Organic Date Lady Products


I do not use maple syrup, stevia or sugar to sweeten my dishes. I do use dates because they have intact fiber and a lower glycemic load than other sweeteners.

The Date Lady sent me this 20% offer to share with you guys.

I do not use all of her products (like date sugar). I only use the ones which comply with my Whole Food, Plant Based lifestyle.

All Date Lady products are USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Kosher, and made without any fillers, preservatives or artificial ingredients. They’re delicious, nutritious, and perfect for baking, snacking and a variety of lifestyle and dietary needs.

Their Date Lady Pure Date Syrup has only one ingredient – organic dates, and provides amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in every serving. Also called date honey or silan, date syrup can be used in addition to or instead of honey or maple syrup, and as a substitute for refined sugar in baked goods.

So, if you would like to order the Date Syrup or the Dates, click on the link below and…

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Check out my recipes and you will find desserts which include dates. I also like to use the date syrup in some of my savory recipes when they need a hint of sweet to balance the flavors.

Let me know your favorite ways to include dates in the comments below.

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Discount Code – PlantPure WFPB Frozen Meals

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If you are too busy to prepare meals, want something to keep in the freezer for those times you’re too busy to cook, or know someone who may need access to healthier, frozen meals, check this out.

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These vegan, plant-based entrees are flash-frozen to seal in their natural flavors.  They have NO ADDED OILS and are LOW in sugar and some are lower in salt!  Best of all, they also come in hearty 16-ounce portions.

Each Entrée package measures 6.75″ x 8.75″ x 1.75″

The 20 Pack contains the following entrees:

  • 3 ea. Plantpure African Stew entrees
  • 3 ea. Plantpure Asian Stewed Tofu entrees
  • 3 ea. Plantpure Peanutty Buddah Bowl entrees
  • 3 ea. Plantpure Japanese Vegetable Curry entrees
  • 3 ea. Plantpure Smoky Creole Beans and Rice entrees
  • 3 ea. Plantpure Sweet Bourbon Vegetable entrees
  • 2 ea. Plantpure Thai Drunken Veggie entrees

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This promotion is for a limited time.

I have most definitely seen benefits to my health since adopting a Whole Food, Plant Based, with no added sugar, oil or salt diet in 2012. Don’t Be Green With Envy…

These frozen meals are in no way meant to be a substitute for a compliant, home cooked meal. Compared to the Standard American Diet, these meals may help those who are interested in transitioning to this lifestyle. As with any prepared food, individuals should read the nutrition facts label and determine if the ingredients, including sodium content, is acceptable for their health conditions, doctor recommendations and lifestyle.

I had the privilege of speaking with Jason Boyer, Director of Culinary Innovation at PlantPure. It was exciting to speak with the developer of the recipes! I had the opportunity to discuss delicious ways to substitute salt. He did not know about one of the ingredients which Rick and I use Conquer Cravings: Salty Things and said he would like to try it at home!

Jason recommended the following for those who are looking for lower sodium entrees:

The following items are 260 mg sodium per serving or less:

These are 300 mg of sodium or less per serving:

Jason said that this discount code only applies to their pre-packaged box of pre-selected entrees.

He said that if you would like to Order Ala Carte at PlantPure,  you can save 27% off if you become a PlantPure member ($10/monthly membership), and you can cancel your membership at any time.

Contributions to the PlantPure program supports their Healing America Campaign to promote the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle in local communities across the country.



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Making Deals With Cheat Meals

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“It’s only a little bit.”, “It’s my birthday.”, “It’s a family gathering.”, “I am traveling.”. This list of excuses are endless.

I am whole food, plant based, sugar, oil and salt free 100% every day. My goal is to avoid all forms of cancer, dementia and other undesirable health related outcomes. Just because symptoms of diseases are not felt, does not mean they are not in our bodies. Smoking just one cigarette once in a while will probably not get me to be a habitual smoker. Drinking alcohol once in a while may not turn me into an alcoholic. At my optimal weight, eating non compliant food like chocolate Conquer Cravings: Chocolate, sweets The Cravings Beasty – Sweets, salt Conquer Cravings: Salty Things, cheese Conquer Cravings: Cheese , ice cream Conquer Cravings: Ice Cream once in a while will not make me overweight.

Adopting this lifestyle does not guarantee that I will not get cancer, dementia, etc. I choose not to play Russian Roulette with my body. I have committed myself  to educating people about how to achieve optimal health. I feel that I am so fortunate to have stumbled upon this lifestyle.

My body had many years of exposure to the standard American diet. I may never reverse all of the damage from what I thought was a healthy diet of previous years. An unwanted medical diagnosis would never be guilt free for me if I chose to cheat once in a while. Cheat meals cheat you. Having occasional cheat meals will never feel as good as healthy does. “The body will not forget what the brain wants to neglect.”

How do you avoid falling into the “It’s just this once” trap? Read some of my tips Fell Off The Wagon? Ouch….

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Simple Recipe Demo Familiar Ingredients

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Rick and I are leaders of two Pod / Meetup Groups. At each meeting, we record one of our members demonstrating a recipe. This time, it was my turn. I hope you enjoy.

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Demo Simple WFPB SOS Free Recipe

Here is where you can get the French Fry Cutter and Easy Vegetable Dicer Chopper With 2 Interchangeable Blades – Also Great for Onions, Carrots, Cucumbers and more


Mentoring Leaders of Meetups & Pods

Meetup Group Shot March 2018My husband Rick and I formed a Whole Food, Plant Based group in May 2016. We are now leaders of two groups in different locations, meeting a total of three times a month.

We mostly have demonstrations and Plant Luck dinners. Occasionally, we will meet at a local restaurant after carefully planning with the owner to serve a compliant menu to our group. Find a Restaurant – Eat Vegan, No Oil Food

We began these groups via the Meetup application Meet Others: Socialize with like minded people so you don’t lose your mind. We added our group to the PlantPure Communities Pod network when it began in late 2017 Meet Like Minded People: The Free, Pod Program.

As Pod leaders in the PlantPure Communities network, we volunteered to be mentors of new Pod leaders. When we establish initial connections with these mentees, we give them access to this blog and our BeGreenWithAmyYouTube so that they can have access to helpful information.

Recently, one of our mentees, Ptery, emailed to say that she tried the Cheese Sauce Recipe. She was so happy about how it turned out that she shared her photo.

Cheese Sauce over couscous

The joy of finding good health in a happy body is wonderful. It is even more rewarding and wonderful when loved ones and friends find their way to good health. Be Green With Amy and Family

Now, as group leaders and mentors, Rick and I celebrate each time we positively influence another person’s life.

I hope this blog gives you joy, hope, inspiration and information.

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Need to know

Why Eat The Rainbow?

As a Nutritarian, one of my daily goals is to “Eat the Rainbow”. I recently attended a Veg Fest and found this graphic on a display table. I hope it helps you to learn some of the benefits of each color as it applies to your health.

Eat the rainbow

What are your favorite vegetables and fruits of the rainbow?

Roasted Vegetables Recipe

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We recently began feeding our 15 year old dog Pickles vegan food. Our veterinarian has noticed a significant difference in our dog’s health.

Her internal lymphomas have decreased in size and her numerous external lymphomas are turning black and falling off! If you look at the pictures you’ll see a mark between her eyes and a black growth on her neck. There used to be a red growth between her eyes which turned black and fell off. The red one on her neck has turned black and shrunk.

After losing 5 pounds, Pickles is finally down to an acceptable weight. Another benefit is that she no longer honks and hacks after running around. Her energy level has increased and she is once again enjoying running and playing fetch.

We have been feeding her home made food but if I did not have enough time to cook, I would definitely consider trying V-Dog.

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I am always looking for promos to share with you.

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For a limited time, you can get a FREE, 1 year subscription to this WFPB magazine.

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Lot’s of great recipes and informative articles. You get the magazine delivered in the mail to you. Plus you get free access to their archives on the website with 100% Plant-based recipes, advice, tips, and evidence-based education.

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Table of Contents – All Recipes

All Recipes are:

  • Plant-based, with no animal products
  • Minimally processed
    • Sugar Free with no natural or processed sugar substitutes
    • Oil-free
    • Salt-Free or very low sodium
    • Flour-free (most)


2 Bean Mexican Delight

4 Seed Crackers

Avozil Mayo Recipe

Baked Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce

Butternut Squash Stew in Instapot

BBQ Sauce

Blueberry Jam Pie with Lemon Poppy Seed Cream

Butternut Blueberry Breakfast

Blueberry To Go Breakfast Bars

Breakfast Aquafaba Vegetable Breakfast Frittata

Broccoli Fra Diavolo

Broccoli Lentil Soup

Brown Mushroom Gravy

Cheese Sauce

Chia Pomegranate Drink


Chocolate Almond Truffles

Chocolate Nut Icing

Clamless Chowder

Colorful Potato and Summer Squash Salad

Corn Tortillas 

Creamy Avacado Citrus Salad Dressing

Creamy Pumpkin Dressing

Creamy Red Pepper Soup

Cucumber Noodles With Creamy Avocado Sauce

Curried Cauliflower

Curried Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes

Curried Eggplant Soup

Curried Potato Stew

Cream of Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup

Date-Nut Slices

Easy Guacamole

Easy No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

Easy One Pot Rice Cooker Meal

Easy Roasted Zucchini

Easy Split Pea Stew

Easy and Yummy Cookies

Falafel Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Farro and Vegetable Risoto with Dried Figs and Red Cabbage

Fresh Cranberry Relish

French Fries

Fruity No-Oil Dressing


Healthy Chocolate Cake

Homemade Red Curry Paste

Italia Style Vegetable Stew

Kale and Fruit Salad with Nut Citrus Dressing

Lemony Mushroom Quinoa Recipe

Lentil Walnut Burritos with Peppers, Onions and Salsa

Mexican Fiesta

Minestrone With Pesto

Naked Pumpkin Ice Cream

New England Glam Chowder

No-Honey, Honey Mustard Dressing

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Oil Free Potato Chips

Orange Pomegranate Sparkler

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Orange Pomegranate Sparkler

Oven Roasted Autumn Vegetables

Pecan and Sage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Pinto Bean Soup with Brown Rice and Veggies

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Raw Apple Tart

Raw Butternut Squash Pudding / Pumpkin Pie Filling Recipe

Red Bell Pepper Dip

Red Cabbage and Peas with Cumin and Mustard Seeds

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Salt and Sugar Free Ketchup

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

SOS Free Siracha

SOS-Free Soyless Soy Sauce

Smoky Little Devils

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Spicy Thai Soup

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tangy Avocado Dressing

Thanksgiving Non-Meat Loaf

Tu-No Salad Wraps

Tumeric and Ginger Tea

Valentine’s Day Lentil, Flax, and Beet Burger

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Salad

Zucchini Bean Burrito

I am so grateful to my daughter Rebecca who dedicated her time to creating this table of contents for you guys. Before Rebecca took on this tedious organizing project, there was no table of contents and it was difficult to search and navigate. If you have any problems navigating, let me know and Rebecca will make it all better.