On the Dr Oz show I watched today (DVR'd from earlier this week) he showed firefighters from one station with terrible eating habits, cholesterol & weight ... & he connected them to Rip Esselstein (the firefighter who wrote "Engine 2 diet Plan" who put them on a new eating plan effective immediately: no dairy or eggs, & no meat OR fish. I also saw the episode Alicia referred to, with Rocco the cowboy who was put on similar diet by Dr Oz. Things are turning around! i hope those guys can stick to it like Rocco did ! It'll save their lives too !
WOW.. good for you Lea. I'm considering myself a flirt, b/c I just read the book & am getting my ducks in a row & buying what I need. I am meat free & dairy free for several days now, & today was the first day with no Splenda in my coffee. I felt satisfied & not hungry most of the day though, which was wonderful ! I'm having trouble finding Shoyu & a couple of the other ingredients common in the recipes. We have absolutely no vegan restaurants anywhere near here. Keep up the good work !
Michelle - Shoyu is just the Japanese word for soy sauce. If you can't actually find shoyu, a good quality soy sauce should work. Personally, I prefer tamari. I just back off on the amount in some recipes because tamari is stronger than shoyu. Have you tried an asian grocery? Not sure where you live,