Welcome to Day 11 of the Global

15 Day Plant-Rich Diet Challenge!

Week 2 Main Course Challenge –

Eat a plant-based lunch and/or dinner.


Plant-Based Recipe of the Day “Creamy” One Pot Vegan Pasta


Who does not enjoy a warm bowl of pasta infused with delicious flavours!! On top of it, one pot meals are an answer to fuss free, quick and straightforward cooking. Try out this pasta that is oh-so-creamy but gets done without any dairy.


By World of Vegan


  • How-to Video

  • Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes

  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes

  • Total Time: 30 Minutes

  • Servings: 2

In case you missed the wonderful cooking demonstration on Day 3 by Chef Jeff Tritten, we want to be sure to share the recipe with everyone: 1 Pan Tuscan Farro & Bean Skillet

Fact for the Day: Plant-based Treaty

Eat Plants, Plant Trees- A Powerful Climate Solution

Have you heard of the Plant Based Treaty?


As a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement, the Plant Based Treaty initiative is a grassroots campaign designed to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate crisis. Modeled on the popular Fossil Fuel Treaty, the Plant Based Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture and to promote a shift to healthier, sustainable plant-based diets.


Scientific evidence proves, without a doubt, that our current food systems need to be resolved from the perspective of sustainability and climate change. Addressing this section will have an immediate positive impact on the climate emergency that we are facing.


Click here, to endorse this game changing climate solution to humanity’s biggest threat of survival on the planet.


Bonus Tip: Soy

Want to know more about soy? Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Here’s what the science says (Hint: the research shows that it’s very likely that consuming soy protects our health):

Here’s 3-minute read on Soy and Nutrition by Dr. Michael Greger, founder of NutritionFacts.org: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/soy/

Below are a excerpts from the article above:

“Soybeans naturally contain a class of phytoestrogens called isoflavones. People hear the word ‘estrogen’ in the word ‘phytoestrogens’ and assume that means soy has estrogen-like effects. Not necessarily. Estrogen has positive effects in some tissues and potentially negative effects in others. For example, high levels of estrogen can be good for the bones but can increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer. Ideally, you’d like what’s called a ‘selective estrogen receptor modulator’ in your body that would have pro-estrogenic effects in some tissues and antiestrogenic effects in others. Well, that’s what soy phytoestrogens appear to be. Soy seems to lower breast cancer risk, an antiestrogenic effect, but can also help reduce menopausal hot-flash symptoms, a proestrogenic effect. So, you may be able to enjoy the best of both worlds.”

“Soy consumption has also been shown to benefit our kidneys, which appear to handle plant protein very differently from animal protein. Within hours of eating meat, our kidneys rev up into hyperfiltration mode. But, an equivalent amount of plant protein causes virtually no noticeable stress on the kidneys. Eat some tuna, and within three hours, your kidney filtration rate can shoot up 36 percent. But eating the same amount of protein in the form of tofu doesn’t appear to place any additional strain on the kidneys.” Listen to this 15 minute podcast with Dr. Greger on The Benefits of Soy: https://nutritionfacts.org/audio/the-benefits-of-soy/

Here’s a super interesting interview with Dr. Matthew Nagra, ND and Desiree Nielsen, RD: https://desireerd.com/podcast/soy-with-dr-matthew-nagra-nd/

Speaker Series Day 11 – Dr. Tushar Mehta

Animal Agriculture and the Global Environmental Impact

Dr. Mehta reviews the science regarding the tremendous ecological impact animal agriculture has on climate, land, water, and biodiversity. Learn how industrial animal agriculture also puts us at high risk for future pandemics. Dr. Mehta studied at McMaster University and completed medical school and residency at the University of Toronto. With a small team, he co-founded Plant Based Data, an online database of literature regarding the impact of plant-based diets on health, environment, and food security.

That’s it for Day 11!  You’re doing great! Keep the momentum going!

The ESRAG Plant-Rich Diet Task Force

(P.S. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions and/or comments.)

This Task Force resides under the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) and operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, nor controlled by, Rotary International.