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Today is Earth Day. It’s also Monday. It brought new meaning to #meatlessmondays. On our nutrition segments this month, we chose to focus on sustainable food. Sustainably growing your food and eating in a way that is a win-win proposition for healthy humans and a healthy earth. So it was the perfect day…(Read More)

So, this is, for certain, my latest food obsession. I saw this recipe on a tv show where they travel around the country looking for the most greasy, artery clogging food they can find. Stuff I usually refer to as a “heart attack on a plate”. But this time they actually went to a healthy…(Read More)

I love salads all year round. And I love the more bitter and pungent tasting greens. So this kale salad is a winner. I load my salads up with a variety of vegetables to keep it interesting. This salad has some of my favorites in it, like chickpeas (garbanzo beans), artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, pumpkin…(Read More)

What is a cleanse and why should or should you not do one? And, are they necessary? And if you are going to do one, how can you do it safely? Mention to someone you are doing a cleanse and it can likely elicit very different responses. In the ancient Indian culture, the best time…(Read More)

Faux gras

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There are so many variations of this appetizer, which is basically a plant-based version of liver paté. In my version I used lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts to achieve the perfect texture and flavor combination that will wipe your memory clean of the organ meat variety and will keep you coming back for more! When…(Read More)

Okay, when I was little I was a mac n’cheese aficionado! I loved all things mac n’cheese. My mom or grandma would make the elbow or twisty (technical term) noodles and then sprinkle feta cheese on top. When it melted it became creamy and a little salty. For this reason, I preferred French…(Read More)

ful medames, vegan braised beans, Middle Eastern spiced beans

Ful Medames

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So, here’s the thing, we know that beans are super healthy and good for us. But we just have such a hard time incorporating them into our diets! I’m setting out to change that in my life. Beans are a great source of protein. For a plant-based eater, that is important for…(Read More)

vegan spinach artichoke dip, plant-based, spinach artichoke dip

A dip to warm your (artichoke) heart! One of my favorite dips is spinach artichoke dip. It’s creamy and I love the texture of the spinach and artichokes. But not eating dairy anymore made me think about how I can recreate those flavors in a healthier version. I was thrilled when I got to…(Read More)

vegan, plant-based, whole food, buffalo cauliflower, wings, cauliflower wings,

Fly on the lighter side with these cauliflower “wings”! I am a human being. One that used to go to bars and eat bar food and occasionally drink anything (beer, wine, Long Island Iced Teas, Vodka mixed drinks) that would either send me sleeping under the table or dancing on top. Ah, the good ole…(Read More)

gluten free, dairy free, vegan, snack

Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted Chickpeas Learning How to Live to 100 Years Since I started learning about the Blue Zones, I have been trying to incorporate more beans into my diet. They are already a major source of protein for me since I don’t eat animals, but I don’t eat them everyday. Beans are not only…(Read More)