Linda Hendrickson
Tablet Weaving and Ply-Splitting Books, Tools & Kits

Plant-Based Nutritarian Cooking & Eating

Please feel free to contact me for details about any of the information below.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman coined the word "Nutritarian" to describe his recommended diet, which bases food choices on maximizing micronutrients per calorie. The Nutritarian diet emphasizes leafy greens and green vegetables, and ideally includes G-BOMBS every day (Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds).

Portland Plant-Based Nutritarians

Portland Plant-Based Nutritarians is a Meetup group for anyone who is interested in the Nutritarian lifestyle. Please click on the link to read details about upcoming and past events.

We have a delicious potluck on the fourth Tuesday of each month, usually at our home. Everyone is invited to bring dishes which contain nutrient dense whole foods with no added salt, oil, or sugar. You don't even have to cook, because fresh fruits and vegetables are perfect! It is such a pleasure to gather with friends for a meal where every dish is truly health-promoting, and everyone is cheering you on towards your health goals. We discuss the details of the food we brought to the potluck, share recipes, and go around the room each time to share our personal stories, discoveries, and challenges.

We have occasionally had demonstrations or hands-on experiences with kitchen tools, and like to share ways to make food prep easier and more efficient.

Sometimes we carpool or get together at other events, which have included NW Veg potlucks, and lectures by speakers such as Dr. Michael Greger and Dr. Alan Goldhamer at Adventist Medical Center.

We enjoy discussing the ideas of a variety of experts in whole-foods plant-based nutrition. Here are links to some of them:

  • Dr. Joel Fuhrman
  • Dr. Michael Greger
  • Dr. Michael Klaper
  • Dr. John McDougall
    I'm also active in a number of other plant-based groups:

  • The Joy of Mindful Cooking is a recipe-sharing project inspired by a talk on livestock and global warming, given by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2007. Our goal is to help each other explore the new territory of plant-based eating by sharing our recipe discoveries, ideas, questions and inspiration along the way. We are an online community of more than 200 people in 15 countries. Portland, Oregon is our home base and we have a potluck here every season. In honor of our Buddhist origins, we read the Five Contemplations before eating, which include: "May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet." While we enjoy our plant-based feast, we also enjoy a wide-ranging conversation about our evolving experiences with food.

  • Northwest Veg
  • PDX Food as Medicine Meetup
  • Optimal Health with a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet
  • The PlantPure Communities Pod Network


    This page created on July 1, 2017.