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Celebrating Thanksgiving with Dr. Brooke Bussard

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

How about making this holiday season a tad healthier? Brace yourself for an extraordinary culinary journey with our wonderful guest, Dr. Brooke Bussard, as we walk you through the beauty and benefits of plant-based eating.

Join us as we venture into the art of plant-based holiday cooking, starting with a hearty lentil loaf and stuffing that’s sure to wow your guests. Dr. Busssard shares expert tips on how to incorporate traditional herbs into these recipes for added flavor and health benefits. You'll be surprised by the simplicity and speed of preparing these dishes, perfect for those last-minute holiday dinner plans. And oh, we've got a gravy for the lentil loaf that's pure, savory comfort!

But wait, there's more! Vesime shares three easy and approachable plant-based Thanksgiving dishes that promise to be a hit. From an authentic Italian flat beans recipe to a plant-based pumpkin pie that’s all sorts of delicious, we’ve got your holiday menu sorted.

You can download .pdf versions of Dr. Bussard's recipes HERE

  • Lovable Lentil Loaf

  • Stand-Alone Stuffing

  • Gobble up this Gravy

About Dr. Brook Bussard

Swapping her white coat for an apron and her stethoscope for a spatula, Dr. Brooke Bussard now prescribes healthy, appealing recipes in her role as a health coach and fitness specialist. She guides her clients toward their best personal outcomes with a focus on optimizing nutrition.

With the goal of preventing and reversing heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic conditions, Brooke thrives on watching people progress from confused consumers to empowered eaters.

When she is not gardening with her husband or hiking with their sons, Brooke enjoys speaking to all age groups about the powerful link between food and good health.

A graduate of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences, Brooke blends her medical knowledge with her expertise in nutrition.

Additionally, Dr. Bussard teaches Food for Life Classes for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She recently wrote her first book, Chew On This: Bite-Sized Stories about Nutrition, which is available on Amazon.

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