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Delicious Vegan Brownies
Full Body Fat Burning, Muscle Building Exercise
Portland VegFest


Vibrant Living is brought to you by Kirsten Nissen and Derrick deLay, Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Fitness Experts


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Delicious Vegan Brownies!

Dear Friends,

Kirsten is excited to announce she has just finished a new recipe book, "The 20 Most Delicious Vegan Brownie and Bar Recipes Ever!".

As Kirsten's official taste-tester I can vouch for the "Most Delicious Ever" claim. The brownies and bars in this book are wonderful. A little too wonderful actually. Every time Kirsten goes through the recipe development stage of a book I seem to gain a little weight. Even though a taste or two is enough to tell you if a recipe is book worthy, I take a taste or seven just to be sure.

Anyway, the book is done, the recipes are amazing and I didn't gain much weight.

Kirsten is giving "The 20 Most Delicious Vegan Brownie and Bar Recipes Ever!" away for FREE!

Of course there is a catch. There always is isn't there? The "catch" in this case is: You get the Vegan Brownie and Bar ebook for free when you pick up a copy of "The 20 Most Delicious Vegan Cookie Recipes Ever!"

You can pick up the Vegan Cookie book Right Here.

It is only $4.97! That means you get 40 of the most delicious vegan cookie, brownie and bar recipes for less than 12.5 cents a piece.

Full Body Fat Burning, Muscle Building Exercise!

After eating all those brownies and bars I needed to do something to burn a few calories. Here is one of my favorite exercises for boosting my metabolism and burning fat fast.

This fabulous exercise will also strengthen your core, tone up your arms, and add some definition to your legs--all in one quick movement.

The exercise is called the Squat Thrust or Burpee.

Here is what the Squat Thrust does for you:

• Flattens and strengthens your stomach

• Strengthens and tones the backs of your arms

• Strengthens and tones your shoulders

• Gets your heart rate up and burns a ton of calories.

How to do Burpies:

Start with your feet shoulder-width apart.Squat and place the palms of your hands on the floor in front of you.

In one explosive movement, jump or step both legs back so your body is straight from your heals to the top of your head. (yoga’s “plank pose”).

Jump feet to hands, then stand or jump up

Repeat 10-20 times.

Remember to breathe.

You can see a video of me doing this exercise Here!

Portland VegFest

Kirsten and I are getting to attend the 2009 Portland Vegfest. If you are in or around Portland this coming weekend be sure to check it out and look for us too. Here are the details:

Portland VegFest 2009

Saturday, September 19

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10am - 8pm $5 Admission

Click here to download a $1 off coupon

VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone! VegFest features:

* Food Samples!

* Speakers & Classes

* Cooking Demonstrations

* Live Music

* Experts Table

* Family Activities

* Restaurants

* Non-profit organizations

Featured Presenter:

Dr. McDougall

Dr. McDougall is a physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine. John A. McDougall, MD. has been studying, writing and "speaking out" about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. He is the author of several national bestsellers including: The Mcdougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health , The Mcdougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss.

Click here to see Dr. McDougall speak in the recently released documentary "Processed People ."

Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston is a health and wellness expert and a New York Times best-selling author. Her books include Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness , The One: Discovering the Secrets of Soul Mate Love and Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. Her newest book is Quantum Wellness Cleanse: The 21-Day Essential Guide to Healing Your Mind, Body and Spirit .

Rip Esselstyn

Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-- he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in his new book- The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds .

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Be Vegan, Be Vibrant!

Derrick & Kirsten