The 10 in 10 Diet is a total system that makes it easy to transition off meat and cook healthy food conveniently while keeping your grocery bill under $150 a month per person, and reducing our contribution to climate change – think 10% reduction by remembering 10 key points. It's a way to fast track to a simpler, more peaceful life. It's totally possible to really enjoy food while eating more like the majority of people in the world.

I made this cute 3-minute video in Text-to-Movie:

"We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it."

—Wendell Berry
In this low-carbon vegetarian diet you'll find a limited menu of carefully worked out meals and recipes to help you get off the cycle of eating mindlessly (and expensively) now and feeling guilty about it later. This is the complete opposite of making a hobby of experimenting with gourmet cooking. It's also not about being too much of a stickler for any 'ism'.

  • This simple system is vegetarian, organic when not prohibitively expensive, low on wheat and dairy but not lacking a molecule of either.
  • Packaged food is avoided, but not banned.
  • Local food in season is given priority, mostly as a practice for the possibility of future contractions in food distribution.
  • Milk is used sparingly. The book The China Study cooled me off on dairy.
  • Eggs are used mostly for for baking – in my case from small mixed farmers whose chickens have a life.
  • I make yogurt to keep the yeast in check, say no more.
  • The name 10 in 10 Diet was based on the 10:10 campaign, which was reducing carbon footprint 10% in 2010. Now, since the name seems to have stuck, it's about 10% and 10 key points.


One key item is the cabbage soup I almost always eat for lunch. I believe it was a major factor in my fairly painlessly reducing my weight by two clothes sizes last year.

My methods are as important as the ingredients in creating a lifestyle of mindful cooking. Just as restaurants train line cooks in specific procedures, I'm providing my efficient ways.

You can take all the anxiety out of vegetarian nutrition, food spending, snacking, and cooking. This frees up space in your mind, money in your pocket and time in your day.

Read more about how I reached this point here.

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