21-Day Vegan Kickstart–Texas Style

Barbecue-Style Portobellos from PCRM

Have you heard of the PCRM 21 Day Vegan Kickstart? It’s a nutrition program run by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a vegan health organization. The program courages people to switch to a healthy vegan diet. PCRM provides recipes, tips, and support for three weeks to anyone willing to take the challenge.

In June, the program is going Texan. Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the organization will be taking a book tour in Texas to promote his new book based on the kickstart program, 21 Day Weightloss Kickstart. (Presumably, “weightloss” sells more books than “vegan.”) Tour cities and dates haven’t been announced yet.

To promote the tour, PCRM has created a Texas-style 21 Day Vegan Kickstart, with recipes and a meal plan. They hit the holy trinity: chili, barbecue, and Tex-Mex. Ideally, I would have liked to see peaches instead of mango in the recipes. And maybe a baked chicken-fried portobello? And jambalaya for the Houston folks. I also think they missed an opportunity for some great baked breaded okra. What do you think of the recipes? Do they represent Texas at its healthiest?