by Luke Warner
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“Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson, brought in from New York and his sophisticated roost at Aquavit, offered a wonderful selection of vegetarian dishes like chick pea and okra dahl, another stroke of cultural empathy (perhaps the most powerful one of the evening, given the Indian nostalgia for the food we were raised on). There was room for regional American foods like collard greens and cornbread (found in India, too — did they know?) It was all prepared in a way that Dr. Dean Ornish would approve of, and aligned to Michelle Obama’s message of sustainability. The Obama administration actually understands that future prosperity must come through a green economy, not in spite of it.”

Deepak Chopra on the “green” nature of the The White House’s state dinner, its first of the new administration, which honored Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. From his blog at

  • JC

    Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan:

    Also see Gary Yourofsky:

    • Mad Mark

      thank you JC, for the excellent links!

  • Vegas Vegan

    So why then was there turkey on the menu Thursday? Especially after that display of “pardoning” different turkeys than the ones on the table. Obviously, they haven’t gotten the message yet.

  • deena

    I’ve recently found an incredible authentic Indian restaurant nearby and the vegetarian choices are divine.

    • herwin

      thats so cool ! besides lamb , mouton and chicken dishes they have veggie options, wow!!!

  • david

    If you’re a fan of Deepak Chopra, you might want to check out his new stress reducing program; it’s a first of its kind iPhone application implementing a comprehensive program to remove stress from daily life.