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Eat a Pound of This a Day to Lose Weight and Feel Great

When trying to lose weight we often think of restriction. What we can't eat. Those tiny meals can lead to hunger and frustration. Your best efforts derailed. Fortunately, there's a way to eat more food and still lose weight. It's one of the many benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle - being able [...]

By | 2018-08-16T13:33:06+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UMAMI – Satisfying Plant-Based Meals

Ever finish a plant-based meal and feel like you still want something more? If so, your meal may have been missing “umami.” Many of us grew up knowing about the four flavors or tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. The fifth flavor is “umami.” Umami is Japanese for “pleasant savory taste.”   It’s described as [...]

By | 2018-08-09T12:48:00+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Company-Worthy Vegan Lasagna

Recently, I had an Aunt visiting from out of state and my parents over for dinner.  While they do eat plenty of vegetables, their diet includes meat, dairy and eggs. What whole food, plant-based meal would they find enjoyable? I decided to make an unctuous, vegan lasagna for dinner. You may be wondering if a [...]

By | 2018-07-26T10:06:15+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Hearts of Palm Ceviche Salad

Ceviche is a Central and South American dish typically made with seafood, lemon or lime juice and chili peppers. The citric acid from the lime or lemon juice causes the proteins in the seafood to become "cooked." (Unlike cooking with heat, an acid marinade will not kill bacteria or parasitic worms.) Fortunately, you don't have to [...]

Hawaiian Salad with Spicy Mango Dressing

"The Salad is The Main Dish," so says Joel Fuhrman, MD. Sound advice. Getting lots of raw veggies into your diet provides insoluble fiber for gut health and countless phytonutrients that help fight disease and satisfy true hunger. But sometimes salad can get boring. The same old veggies. The same dressing. That's when it's time [...]

Plantain Tostadas

If you've never eaten a plantain before, you're in for a treat! This cousin of the banana is better for cooking. It's slightly more starchy, a bit lower in sugar, and provides lots of potassium, vitamins A, C, and B6, magnesium and fiber. The plantain is definitely healthy. The problem is that the nutritional value [...]

By | 2018-06-28T16:53:49+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Vegan|0 Comments