Compassionate Eating   

We invite you to learn how to choose and prepare food that supports your commitment to a compassionate world. This way of eating cares well for the planet, for our animal brothers and sisters, and for our health.

Plant-Powered Earth Holders are members of the Earth Holder Sangha who offer support to those who wish to explore, and perhaps move toward, a compassionate, more plant-centered diet. We hope these recipes, nutrition guides, and other resources help you in this important journey.

NEW VIDEO-Meet the Plant Powered Earth Holder Team!

We’d like to introduce ourselves so you can know more about us and why we are Plant-Based.  We’d love to hear from you!!

Meet the Plant-Powered Earth Holder Team.  We know you are there and we are very happy.


FREE WEBINAR:  The Food-Climate Connection – What We Eat Matters!  August 8th 7PM EST

Join PlantPure Communities for our first Interactive Webinar on the Food-Climate Connection! This dialogue, led by Nelson Campbell, founder of PPC, and Peter Lehner of Earthjustice, will focus on the climate impacts of our food choices. We have great expectations that these two leaders will find tremendous common ground and that this will mark the beginning of a historic collaboration between nutrition and climate advocates. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!
Aug 8, 2018 7:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

NEW REPORT: How to Encourage Local Governments to address Plant-Based Diets in Climate Planning.

MEAT OF THE MATTER: A Municipal Guide to Climate-Friendly Food Purchasing, by Friends of the Earth and the Responsible Purchasing Network.  The report outlines the issues and a process for addressing climate impacts in the climate planning process. It notes that, although significant actions are being taken to address climate change, one critically important sector that accounts for about one fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions is not being addressed: food.   A wealth of scientific research underscores the urgency of substantially reducing meat and dairy consumption, which accounts for more than half of all food-related GHG emissions. It is clear that the world cannot meet global greenhouse gas reduction targets without curbing consumption of animal products.

New Video: Enjoy Making (and Eating) Prune Truffles.  

Recipe from our own Plant-powered Earthholder Eve Heidtmann is here!   Video is here.

Recipe and Video Kale and Tortilla Chip Salad

Here is a simple, delicious, and nutritious salad from our own Plant-Powered Earth Holder Super Marathoner Aurora Leon

Click here to Enjoy this fantastic Kale Salad!  and here is the recipe.

Video: Easy Breakfast Steel Cut Oats

We are so happy to offer this recipe from our own Aurora Leon- physician, plant-powered Earth Holder, distance runner, and all-around amazing athlete! This recipe is simple and will make sure you get your day, and year, off to a good start!  Steel Cut Oats to Start your day and New Year!

If you want to, you can put your pot of oats in the fridge after you cook and they will be ready by morning! Here’s the recipe 


Article: Now Your Dog can be Safely Plant-Based too!

One question that came up on a PPEH Webinar was a question about diets for our pets.  It turns out that cats are carnivores but dogs can safely eat a plant-based diet.  A dog has nutritional requirements, but not ingredient requirements for a healthy diet.

Fact-Sheet: Check out our newest Plant-based Fact Sheet  Cashews-the Key to Creaminess!  

All you need to know about the worlds favorite food!

Recipes, Recipes, Recipes!


  • Nutrition video: The Myths of Protein – Learn why our bodies need protein and other nutrients, how much protein is enough, and the best sources in this video from Plant-Powered Earth Holder member Dr. Joaquin Carral.
  • Protein in vegetables and grains – Spinach is 50% protein, more than salmon!
  • Ask a Plant-Powered Doc – Have questions about plant-based diets and health? Ask Aurora and Joaquin, who are both plant-based physicians. They work in primary care and have helped many of their patients switch to a plant-based diet. With this change they have witnessed great improvements in their patients with diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension and pain, among many other health issues. Earth Holder members may e-mail them at

Compassion and Environment

What we eat has a big impact on our planet. Learn more and take action:

Invite your sangha to take action too:

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Call for Compassionate Eating

In his famous 2007 Blue Cliff Letter, Thay wrote:
Lay communities should be courageous and give rise to the commitment to be vegetarian, at least 15 days each month. If we can do that, we will feel a sense of well-being. We will have peace, joy, and happiness right from the moment we make this vow and commitment.
 We only need to be vegetarian, and we can already save the earth. Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.
As a spiritual family and a human family, we can all help avert climate change with the practice of mindful eating. Going vegetarian may be the most effective way to stop climate change.
Being vegetarian is already enough to save the world.