In this issue we're honoring two of our authors who have achieved recognition from their peers. Also featured is a safe, easy-to-make insect repellent, a few recipes that keep the heat out of the kitchen, and an invitation to check out the online PlantPure Summitt that will feature a stellar lineup of speakers.
NEW INDUCTEE to the VEGETARIAN HALL of FAME   Miyoko Schinner received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 42nd annual Vegetarian Summerfest hosted by the North American Vegetarian Society. According to Roz Ostler of NAVS, “Miyoko’s hard work, innovative spirit, and dedication to the vegan movement make her well deserving of this recognition.”
A long-time innovator of vegan foods, Miyoko's latest endeavor, Miyoko's Kitchen, offers an award-winning line of artisan vegan cheeses and butter that has received accolades from the natural foods industry.
Miyoko is the author of Artisan Vegan Cheese, The New Now and Zen Epicure, and Japanese Cooking Contemporary and Traditional. Recipes and more information, including Miyoko’s blog, can be found at
CANADIAN DIETITIAN AWARD   Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, was honored by Dietitians of Canada as the recipient of the 2016 Ryley-Jeffs Memorial Lecture Award. This award is given to a DC member who exemplifies the ideals of dedication to the profession and has a proven ability to chart new directions in the field of dietetics. Vesanto has had an extensive and varied dietetics career spanning five decades—and she shows no signs of slowing down.
An internationally recognized speaker and popular media personality, Vesanto has worked as a consultant to individuals, government, and industry; written articles for peer-reviewed journals, and coauthored award-winning nutrition books including Becoming Vegan: Express and Comprehensive Editions with Brenda Davis, RD. Visit to see all of Vesanto's accomplishments and publications.

This recipe from Herbal Healing for Children by herbalist Demetria Clark are suitable for all age groups.
Insect Bite GelCombine 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel and 5 drops lavender or tea tree essential oil in a roll-on stick. Safe for children 10 months of age and older. Apply to insect bites every few hours to soothe and relieve soreness.
This 10-day online series will reveal how the plant-based lifestyle movement is radically improving healthcareSpeakers include physicians Neal Barnard, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Greger, and John McDougall along with T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Brenda Davis, RD, Miyoko Schinner, Ellen Jaffe Jones and dozens of other presenters.
NEXT MONTH  VEGAN FITNESS for MORTALS by Ellen Jaffe Jones.  This comprehensive guide covers all the motivation we need to get more active.
  • Beginner to Advanced Routines
  • Warm Ups & Cooldowns
  • Injury-Free Workouts
  • Gadgets & Gear
  • Vegan Foods that Augment Fitness
Keep the kitchen cool with no-cook recipes:
Raw Pad Thai from Spiralize! by Beverly Lynn Bennett.
Fresh Corner Gazpacho from Karyn's Conscious Comfort Food by Karyn Calabrese.
Lavender Ice Cream from LICK IT! by Cathe Olson. 
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