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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Char Nolan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to cou… Read More.



Can a person obtain adequate protein and all necessary nutrients/vitamins from a vegan diet?

— Paul Hart


So I have two books in front of me one is by Rip Eselstien. The other is by the shares eyes Aisha and her husband Dean and they both have excellent chapters about the protein myth that you can obtain all of the protein that you need just by eating vegetables and here's what I know. I've worked with a lot of people who've said I'm just going to eat salmon once a week and then you check in with them and they're eating salmon five days a week and then a month later they're eating steak and salmon and I'll speak for myself for a minute when I became plant-based. I did it solely for myself because I wanted to avoid any of the pitfalls that I saw in my parents and that I see in other relatives. So I did it just for me but then what happened gradually is that you become very aware of the environment and how food is processed how animal food is process and then you become very aware about the well-being of animals. So I think I can convince you Paul that if you got rips first book and I even earmarked this where he says. Not only will you get all the protein you need for the first time in your life. You won't suffer from an excess of it. For example spinach is 51% protein mushrooms are high in protein. Quinoa is a perfect source of protein it contains all essential nine. I mean, you know acids and it's such a versatile the dinner way to make your dinner. So I think that taking a deep dive into reading a few chapters from Rip's book or from the shares. I book will be very very helpful. I'm gonna I'm gonna give it a no buzz no on the sustainably caught salmon or sardines and I hope that you just keep eating those vegetables Paul. I know that you know, I always say Popeye was right. So anyway, Very good question. Thank you.


Char Nolan

Char Nolan

Chef Instructor