What is a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet?

You may be wondering what exactly is a whole food, plant-based diet? What do you eat? What don’t you eat? Is it the same as a vegan diet? These are all great questions, and they’re the same ones I first had when I learned about this way of eating. (Watch the video below, or continue [...]

By | 2018-10-19T09:09:41+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Diets, Fruit, Grains, Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments

Your Diet and Breast Cancer – What You Need to Know

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (besides skin cancer.) I used to think that family history or genetic predisposition are the main causes of breast cancer. After all, that is what we hear about in the media most often. But I was wrong. Way wrong. Only about 2.5% of breast cancer [...]

By | 2018-10-05T09:04:57+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vegan Hatch Chile Tortilla Soup with Fresh Tomatoes

This vegan tortilla soup features the best of Fall in the Southwest - Hatch chiles and fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes. Hatch chiles are varieties of green chiles (usually Big Jims) grown in the Hatch Valley in New Mexico. I fell in love with them when I lived in New Mexico during my Middle School years. When [...]

By | 2018-09-20T11:48:48+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Vegan|0 Comments

Mediterranean Diet vs. Vegiterranean Diet

If you’re interested in following a Mediterranean Diet to improve your health, you’ll want to read the book, “The Vegiterranean Diet” by Julieanna Hever, MS RD. The book cuts through the often-repeated myths and gets to the core of the health-promoting foods of the Mediterranean Diet - the whole plant foods. Julieanna is a Registered [...]

By | 2018-09-13T13:58:17+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Diets, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Want a refreshing high-protein lunch or side-dish that sings of summer and won't weight you down? Look no further than this lemony, minty quinoa tabbouleh salad recipe with chickpeas.  Quinoa Health Benefits Quinoa is an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, minerals and fiber. A cup of cooked quinoa is about 220 calories, and has more fiber than [...]

By | 2018-09-07T08:38:06+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Vegan|0 Comments

Mongolian Soy Curls and Broccoli

Need a new 30-minute oil-free plant-based dinner recipe that will satisfy your multi-vore household? Look no further than this vegan version of Mongolian Beef and Broccoli.  It uses a healthy whole soy product from Butler Foods, called Soy Curls. (Get them on Amazon.) Soy Curls are just cooked and dehydrated non-GMO soy beans - no [...]

By | 2018-08-31T07:14:59+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Cucumber Juice Health Benefits

All of my green juices start with a cucumber. Cucumber juice provides a lot of volume, making it an economical choice for the base of a green juice. But there are so many more health benefits to cucumber juice! Here are the many reasons to include this garden veggie in your fresh green juices. You'll also want [...]

By | 2018-08-23T12:00:29+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

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