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Chef Stephan Pyles Loves “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian”!

Chef Stephan told me he loves my book, “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian“! In fact, he said he likes it so much, he is going to write a book review for me to use with my new second edition coming out in the new year!

I had a great time at Lisa Endicott’s 15 year anniversary party of her Endicott PR* business. It was given at Chef Stephan Pyles’ restaurant, San Salvaje. It was an evening of great people, food, music and conversation.

Stephan owns the following restaurants: Stephan Pyles, Stampede 66, San Salvaje and Sky Canyon in Dallas, TX.

Thank you Chef Stephan!

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Stephan Pyles and Nancy Addison


* Lisa Endicott is the owner and president of Endicott & Company Public Relations.  Endicott & Company specializes in corporate communications, media relations, marketing and branding strategy, and event publicity for entertainment, financial, technology, hospitality and travel, nonprofit, real estate, and retail clients. You can visit her website here.

You can get your copy of How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian at Amazon, Barnes or Our Store.




Charlene Tilton, Sheree Wilson, Brook Boleyn, And Nancy Addison Attend The White Bridle Equine Therapy Fundraiser Event In Dallas, TX

Charlene Tilton, Sheree Wilson, Brook Boleyn, And Nancy Addison Attend The White Bridle Equine Therapy

Fundraiser Event In Dallas, TX

        Last night I attended the White Bridle Therapy and Horse Rescue Event. It was a wonderful evening at the home of Debbie Mullen and Tim Alexander. The band was Johnny Roger’s band from Chicago. One of his claims to fame, other than being a terrific musician and singer, is that he is Elvis’s 3rd cousin. He played some wonderful country music.
Charlene Tilton ( stared in the TV show “Dallas”) was there along with one of White Bridle’s main chairwomen: Sheree Wilson ( stared in the TV Show “Walker Texas Ranger”) and founder of White Bridle Therapy,  Brook Boleyn. I have volunteered with White Bridle since it was very young. I love horses and children and this has been a terrific experience for me working with this group.
They provide Equine Therapy for children with Autism as well as other health challenges. I also love the fact that they have rescued many fine horses from becoming dog/pet food. Horses are so magnificent and regal. They deserve more humane treatment. This is a wonderful group and I know they have helped many children and horses live happier lives.

“White Bridle’s mission is to serve our community with equine-assisted programs that enable people to live happier, more productive and rewarding lives.

White Bridle is located in Keller,Texas and provides an equine-facilitated therapy program for children.  We offer both a learning program based on our client’s IEP and a speech therapy program.  The programs are a half and hour or an hour long.

The speech therapy program is year round; and the learning programs are booked in 5, 8 or 10 week sessions. “

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Eat Clean and Green with Nancy Gibbons Addison- Healthy Foods Chef and Nutrition Expert

Eat Clean and Green w/Nancy Gibbons Addison- Healthy Foods Chef


I;m speaking this Wednesday for the American Association For Professional Women.
I’m talking about eating healthy on a budget.
I’m really looking forward to it.
Here is the flyer they put out for their group.
Come if you can! I ‘d love to see you there!

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Nancy is the author of “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian.” It doesn’t matter if you are a vegetarian or someone who just wants to be healthier. The plant based diet is the healing diet. Nancy has packed this book with incredible health information that would benefit anyone who wants to be healthier from the inside out!Nancy Addison delivers the right recipe for healthy bodies and minds through a personal journey of discovery of what nourishes every cell, tissue, organ, and thought.

When Nancy is speaking, audiences are invigorated by her charismatic approach to eating healthy as they gain a real understanding that what we eat is, truly, who we are. Nancy’s clients have reversed  medical conditions, lost weight, and learned how to eat energizing, healthy, fresh food. Nancy is well-versed in the art of health and nutrition, having studied with world renowned Doctors and nutritionists as well as having received certification from various Institutes and Universities.

Larry Hagman, who hired Nancy when he was diagnosed with cancer, offered her a wonderful testimony for her book. Dr. Gary Massad, who has worked with US Olympic athletes for over 25 years, endorses Nancy and hired her to be his health counselor. He wrote the forward to the book and said the information on sweeteners is the best sweetener information he had ever read! Dr. Michael Hall wrote a book review and said that Nancy should be teaching medical professionals and has Nancy as a regular speaker on the “healing diet” at Parker University. Nancy includes information on eating for stress, hair health, weight loss, thyroid support, diabetes, raw food, cleansing, etc. as well as comprehensive nutritional information.

Mother’s Day Quinoa Waffles by Nancy Addison

Happy Mother’s Day!


In honor of mother’s day, there may be someone making brunch for their mother today.

This is a recipe my daughter and I made together. Whole Grain Quinoa Waffles I grew up eating waffles; so I always made them for my children. Quinoa is a seed, not a grain. It is gluten free and a complete protein. Amanda also wanted to add some dried cranberries to the batter. They were delicious in our waffles. The cranberries are optional. We just added about a ¼ cup of them to our batter. I am going to share this delicious recipe with you.

Ingredients for about 3 (9-inch) waffles

2 cups whole grain quinoa flour (sifted)

2 T. Xylitol (a natural sugar I like to use when the recipe calls for granulated sugar)

3 tsp. Baking Powder (with no aluminum)

¾ tsp. Sea Salt

1 ½ cups Almond Milk

3 Eggs (separated)

¼ cup Coconut Oil (melted)

¼ cup Dried Cranberries (optional)

Dash Cinnamon (optional)

Drizzle Honey or maple syrup (optional)

A few tablespoons of melted butter (optional)


1. Heat up the waffle iron

2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

3. Combine milk and egg yolks and beat in the coconut oil.

4. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir lightly.

5. Beat the egg whites until they will form soft peaks.

6. Fold the egg whites into the batter.

7. Bake the waffles for about 5 minutes. ( time may vary with various waffle irons)

8. Serve with melted butter (optional), honey or maple syrup with a dash of cinnamon (optional) sprinkled on top.


1.Add about ¼ cup of blueberries or banana pieces instead of the cranberries, to the batter for a fruitier version.

copyright@nancyaddison2014 For more information contact Nancy at nancy@organichealthylifestyle.com

“Best Health and Nutrition Book of this Century,” Amazon Review by Gary Massad, M. D. of Nancy Addison’s book: “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian”

Amazon Reviews of Nancy Addison’s book: “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian”

I was so excited to see such wonderful reviews of my book on Amazon, that I thought I would share them with you!

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5.0 out of 5 stars “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian,” August 28, 2012
Michael Hall, DC –

This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)

How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian – wonderful book!!
Finally, a book that I can recommend to my patients without reservation. It is concise, well-written, and easy to follow.
Patients and consumers alike are inundated with the number of books, articles, and marketing that surround our eating habits.
This book easily puts the fundamental concepts into one place that anyone can understand and utilize. The recipes are tasty and can be made with relative ease.
For anyone wanting to make a positive and healthy change in their eating habits and their health this is the book for you!

5.0 out of 5 stars “Best Health and Nutrition Book of this Century,” August 27, 2012
Dr. Gary Massad – See all my reviews
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
“How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian” is an excellent book. Having had the opportunity to assist and promote health and nutrition with world-class athletes over the last 25 years; it is my opinion that Nancy Addison’s book is a formula for high-level performance in our daily lives. I can’t imagine a more informative book for the person looking to improve their health. The chapter about sugar is the most complete information available. Nancy is an expert in Nutrition. What you put on the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle.”

Gary L. Massad M.D.
-First National Corporate Medical Director and founder of Occupational Health Centers in America. Attending physician to the Iron Man Hawaii; Attending Physician, United States Triathlon Association; Attending Physician United States Tae Kwon Do Association, Attending Physician United States Cycling Federation.

5.0 out of 5 stars “Fantastic Book,” October 31, 2013
Benjamin McKinley (San Antonio, TX, US) –

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This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)

Two years ago I had a quadruple bi-pass, and my cardiologist told me that if I changed to a plant based diet, I would never have this problem again. Being from Texas, I grew up on meat and potatoes, and I was not compliant with his advice. I came across Nancy Addison’s book and it made perfect sense to me with the simple and understandable approach. I’m started off dropping all animal meat, including chicken, which has as much unhealthy fat as steak. Within a month I dropped 17 lbs, just doing that. My system is functioning a lot better, I’ve added more fruits and vegetables, and doubled my energy. I haven’t given up seafood, but maybe down the road I will take the next step. Brava Nancy for getting me to take the first step,and helping me create a new,healthier life!!!!!

Ben McKinley – Naples, FL.

5.0 out of 5 stars “FINALLY SOMETHING EASY TO UNDERSTAND!,” July 29, 2012
Eve Baughman (Camarillo, California United States) –
“This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
The thing I love about this book is it is clearly written and easy to understand! I’ve purchased so many books in the past that were supposed to be written for beginners in the vegetarian lifestyle, but ended up being geared toward people who were either scientists or well versed in what vegetarianism entails (when that was not what I was looking for or how it was marketed) and they didn’t do me much good! BUT THIS BOOK IS THE REAL DEAL! Reading it made me feel like the writer was personally guiding me through the things that are important for me to know. And it is full of a whole bunch of great (and easy) recipes too! I know several teens in my family who are experimenting with vegetarianism and I will be purchasing several copies of this book, so they will learn to do it in the right way from the beginning. Actually, it would make a great gift for anyone thinking about trying to become a little healthier by incorporating a few more vegies into their diet!”

5.0 out of 5 stars Lifestyle change and healthy eating….. Good News!, September 13, 2013
Bob Fanucchi (USA) –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
This is a wonderful book. This information and recipes that Nancy has included was instrumental in getting back on the path of being healthy. Me being a vegetarian, well honestly I’m not all there yet… but I’m not done yet.
It’s still a challenge, but after reading her book, I am making better choices in food that I do eat. Using the choices and new recipes has and is instrumental in my weight loss too. It’s a great lifestyle change book and she goes in depth explanation of the benefits why we should change our diet.

I’ve been known carried this book into the groceries stores with me when I have shop. I buy organic foods and most of its all vegetables and then learning how to prepare them. It’s all in the book.

Our most important asset is our body and our health. So we need to get serious and Nancy puts in easy reading form what we need and how it works and how to do it.

5.0 out of 5 stars “This book has inspired me to get healthy!,” September 30, 2012
Amanda Addison (Dallas, Tx, US) –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
I love this book for so many reasons! To begin with, it is the perfect tool for a busy, working person because it includes both the health information you need to know and quick and easy recipes for putting that information to use. I keep it in my kitchen where I can browse through it when I’m looking for something fast and healthy, and I’m able to refer back to the nutritional information whenever I have a question. It’s the perfect book for busy vegetarians who want to efficiently and easily stay healthy, and eat delicious food!

5.0 out of 5 stars “Best Health Book Ever,” September 30, 2012
S. Sclater “DART Rider” (Dallas, TX) –

This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)

“I bought the book, and have started reading it. Nancy breaks concepts about health down into easy to understand, thought-provoking words. I would highly recommend this book, even to us non-vegetarians, for the health benefits learned. And, oh my gosh, the food recipes are terrific!”

5.0 out of 5 stars “Healthy for LIFE!,” September 6, 2012
Lori Markman –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
“Nancy Addison’s book on How to be a Healthy Vegetarian is a wonderful testimony to how she has lived her life!! I have know her since childhood, and she has always maintained a young radiance, a joyful attitude, and and healthy lifestyle. I am grateful that she has shared her vast knowledge for all of us to access. There is so much important information in this book that is easy to comprehend and adapt to your life. It is a great book for beginners and for those of us who eat healthy, yet need that extra push to incorporate more nutrition into our everyday lives. Nancy is living proof that a healthy lifestyle will keep you energetic and young! A must read!”

5.0 out of 5 stars “Something Meaningful For Every Person Interested in Nutrition,” August 25, 2012
Marsha Paisley –
“This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
Nancy Addison has done an incredible job summarizing a lifetime of experience with every facet of food and nutrition. From the garden to the table, be it vegetarian, vegan or raw, Nancy does it and she does it well. Even the preface is exciting! She has recipes for everyone from new renditions of traditional comfort foods to cutting edge raw dishes that will please even the toughest carnivore guests.

Nancy has put so much into this book and I believe it can and will help many people make changes that will improve their lives significantly. Not only does she tell the reader how and what to prepare, but she also provides a very comprehensive resource section, so that no matter where you live in the country you will have access to everything you need. Great book!!”

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5.0 out of 5 stars How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian is a GREAT Resource, August 12, 2012
Adele Good –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
“How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian is an awesome tool for even non-vegetarians! I found the information on Protein and Sugar to be very useful. It is great to have a this resource to support us on our path to Radiant Health.

Kudos to the author! Thank you for this great compilation.”

Thank you everyone who took the time and energy to write reviews for my book!


Celebration Magazine Has New Health and Nutrition Columnists: Nancy Addison and Maryann De Leo

 Celebration Magazine Has New Health and Nutrition Columnist!

Celebration Magazine has a new health and nutrition column and it is written by Chef and Nutrition Expert Nancy Addison and Academy Award-Winning
Documentary Filmmaker, Maryann De Leo. They recently released their book, Alive
and Cooking – An Easy Guide to Health for You and Your Parents, which
provides more than 100 easy, healthful, and budget-friendly recipes,
health tips and shopping resource guide to aid all in creating a
nutritional plan best suited for older adults.

What a great month to start our column!  The month we celebrate love,
cooking is love – expressed through food.

Leeann Lavin, who wrote the forward to our book, said, “Food is love.”

We could not agree more! We’d like to think as food as the celebration
of life and love!


I always say: The Main Ingredient Is Always Love!   and the title of our column this month for February is:

The Main Ingredient Is Love


That makes me so happy!

Our recipe is our chocolate chip cookie recipe on page  246 and 247 where we use Garbanzo bean flour!

It is delicious with a healthy twist!

Sending you heart felt hugs for February!






Copper is a natural element in our world. It has been used for centuries in drinking glasses, cookware, tongue scrapers, and many other things. I thought it was just because it was durable and handled heat well and evenly, which is why I use copper cookware in my home.

However, I learned it has other benefits when I was reading the other day about some studies conducted on copper surfaces in an intensive care unit. With healthcare acquired infections being a huge problem in medical care facilities, I found this study very interesting.

They tested copper surfaces in intensive care units, and then measured the percentage of germs and bacteria in those rooms.

Here is a quote from the article:
“Results. The rate of HAI and/or MRSA or VRE colonization in ICU rooms with copper alloy surfaces was significantly lower than that in standard ICU rooms … Conclusions. Patients cared for in ICU rooms with copper alloy surfaces had a significantly lower rate of incident HAI and/or colonization with MRSA or VRE than did patients treated in standard rooms.” (1)

The study involved sixteen intensive care hospital rooms. They put copper surfaces in half (eight) of those rooms. The result was that the rooms with the copper surfaces had about half the rate of infectious germs, MRSA (methicillin resistant staph infections), etc., than the rooms that did not have the copper surfaces. Another study I read found that the bacteria counts found on copper surfaces were 83% less than non-copper surfaces. That is huge. That is wonderful and so easy to implement.
If you are remodeling a kitchen, I would think that copper surfaces would be a healthy countertop to install.

Furthermore, copper was believed throughout history to support the lymphatic system.

So, in my own conclusion, using copper in our homes, in our pipes, and in our cookware or drinking glasses can have very positive results to our health.

Source: 1 – Copper surfaces reduce the rate of healthcare-acquired infections in the intensive care unit.
Article source: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 May; 34(5):479-86. PMID: 23571364
Author(s): Cassandra D Salgado, Kent A Sepkowitz, Joseph F John, J Robert Cantey, Hubert H Attaway, Katherine D Freeman, Peter A Sharpe, Harold T Michels, Michael G Schmidt
Article Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
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Almond Cookies – Raw, Healthy and Easy To Make!

I frequently make these living-food cookies using almond meal I have leftover after making almond milk. I never wanted to waste the almond meal, and this is a wonderful way to use it. You can make these into small snack bars as well. Make sure to store these cookies in the refrigerator.

Would you like to eat a healthy delicious cookie?

Easy too!

This recipe is one of many raw recipes in my book, “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian.”

Raw recipe


2 c. almonds, soaked in water 12 to 18 hours, or almond meal
1⁄2–1 tsp. sea salt
1⁄2 c. or more honey
1⁄4 c. almond butter
2 T. protein powder
1⁄2 c. organic, raw, shredded coconut

1. Grind almonds and sea salt into a fine meal.
2. Slowly add honey, almond butter, and protein powder to make
sticky dough.
3. Roll dough into round long logs.
4. Roll logs in coconut.
5. Wrap logs in parchment or wax paper and then in foil. 6. Chill until firm.
7. Cut slices a little over one-quarter-inch thick.

I use Garden of Life brand protein powder.

Gently press cookies in coconut after they are sliced, for a more coconut-y flavor.

Everyone asks me where they can get a copy of my book.

You can order my book(s) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and of course, right here on the site!

Super Chocolate Power Smoothie

I love delicious food. We all need nutrient dense food this summer, so we can do all the fun things we have on our agenda!
Here is one of my favorite raw, healthy recipes from my cookbook, which has over 115 yummy and easy recipes in it. The book can help you lose weight, boost your immune system, get your libido healthier, make non toxic body care and home care products with organic food and gardening tips.
I thought I would share it with you!

Raw recipe
Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast and it will be healthy! Cacao is one of, if not the top anti-oxidant foods in the world. It is nutrient- dense. Note that if you’re making this drink for someone who is diabetic, sweeten it with stevia instead of dates.
2 1⁄2 c. almond milk
1 or 2 bananas
1 T. cacao powder or cacao nibs
2–3 dates, pitted and soaked in water for an hour or more or if you are diabetic – use a half dropper of toffee flavored stevia
1 T. nut butter of choice (almond works well)
1 tsp. chia seeds
1T. extra-virgin, pure coconut oil
1 scoop protein powder

1. Blend all ingredients well in a blender and enjoy!

Everyone asks where you can get my book: amazon, Barnes & Noble or my website.

Larry Hagman and His New Charity

Larry Hagman and author, Nancy Addison

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Ken Topolsky ( one of the Dallas Producers), Nancy Addison and Patrick Duffy

I attended the kick off fundraiser for The Larry Hagman Foundation, which will benefit children’s charities. He callas it J.R. Gives Back to Dallas. Evil does Good. It was a perfect evening for the outdoor event. Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were there to cheer Larry and his new foundation on! Linda looked gorgeous up there with Patrick as they told stories about Larry and their relationship on the show. Asleep at the Wheel played wonderful music. It was a delightful evening. Larry is one of my former clients and I love seeing him!