Articles by: Phoebe Chongchua

When You’re In The Mood For Thai Food, Grains Cafe Is Where You Must Go

When You’re In The Mood For Thai Food, Grains Cafe Is Where You Must Go

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Posted: June 30, 2017

When I was growing up in San Diego, very few people knew what Thai food was. In fact, many people were confused when I told them I was from Thailand. They’d ask me, “Are you […]

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My Confession: How Subacute Thyroiditis Helped Me Find My Way (again!)

My Confession: How Subacute Thyroiditis Helped Me Find My Way (again!)

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Posted: June 18, 2017

I have a confession to make.  I lost my roots but, ironically, subacute thyroiditis helped me find my way again. I launched The Plant-Based Diet website in 2010 while I was studying and earning my […]

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Chia Seed Pudding: For Breakfast Or Dessert!

Chia Seed Pudding: For Breakfast Or Dessert!

Serves: about 10 people

Time: 10 minutes (doesn't include soaking almonds & chilling pudding)

Difficulty: Easy!

This is my new go-to breakfast and even dessert recipe. I absolutely LOVE it! It’s healthy and very easy to make. If you like tapioca pudding, you’ll enjoy this chia seed pudding too. I really […]

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Soy Yogurt Crunch

Soy Yogurt Crunch

For the mornings when you have zero time to prep, keep this combination on hand and you’ll give your morning a healthy, energetic start with this.

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Mmm Mmm Berry Smoothie

Mmm Mmm Berry Smoothie

On a hot day, this will give your body a healthy cool down. Plus, there’s no cooking involved so the kitchen won’t get hot. All you need is a good blender. I recommend this one from […]

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Why Eat Plant-Based?

Why Eat Plant-Based?

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Posted: July 28, 2016

Here’s where I want to be really clear…what I’m asking you to do is eat “plant-based” not “plant-exclusive”. Unless, of course, you’re already a vegetarian or vegan…then that’s great! However, most of the world isn’t […]

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Take The Plant-Based Challenge

Take The Plant-Based Challenge

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Posted: July 27, 2016

Creating A Better You, Better World™ Planting Seeds For Healthy Living Eat at least one whole-food, plant-based meal every day Exercise for 30 minutes daily Practice 30 Worriless Living Affirmations to live the life YOU […]

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Stop Food Waste: How Plant-Based Eating Can Help

Stop Food Waste: How Plant-Based Eating Can Help

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Posted: March 29, 2016

I was recently at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim interviewing businesses about their new products. On opening night, I watched a film called “Just Eat It!” I highly recommend checking out this documentary. […]

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Brazil Brings Coconut Water To USA With Proprietary Process To Keep It Extra Fresh

Brazil Brings Coconut Water To USA With Proprietary Process To Keep It Extra Fresh

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Posted: March 28, 2016

A new coconut water product from Obrigado at the Natural Products Expo West 2016 in Anaheim earlier this month has plans to launch in the USA in May. It’s billed as the freshest way to […]

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Zucchini Noodles With Lentils

Zucchini Noodles With Lentils

This is a quick and simple recipe that’s perfect for a light meal for lunch or dinner.

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