Are Green Juices a Healthy Part of a Plant-Based Diet?

For every blog post you’ve read on the benefits of juicing, you’ve probably seen another advising caution. Strangely, some of the juicing naysayers are leaders and organizations promoting a plant-based diet for optimal health. This leads to unnecessary confusion about the health benefits of juicing as part of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle. [...]

By | 2018-01-26T10:48:12+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Diets, Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

Liquid Sunshine Goji Berry Juice {VIDEO}

This delicious juice uses a stellar superfood ingredient. The goji berry. This little berry boasts the highest antioxidant level of any plant food, with an ORAC score of 25,000. (Compare that to blueberries at around 14,000.) Why is this important? Antioxidants are plant compounds that fight free radicals that damage DNA, causing disease and oxidative [...]

By | 2017-11-02T15:53:04+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

Not-Chicken Green Chile Enchiladas

One of my favorite meals is green chile chicken enchiladas. Before I went plant-based, they were usually the standard chicken and sour cream filled flour or corn tortillas, smothered in salsa verde and a layer of gooey, melted Monterrey jack cheese. Not so healthy. Fortunately, I have a new whole food, plant-based chicken enchilada recipe [...]

By | 2017-10-24T19:26:29+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Meatless Dinner Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|2 Comments

A Surprising Cancer-Fighting Vegetable

On the “veggie tray” at gatherings, it’s the vegetable that’s usually leftover. The one that gets eaten last, if at all, when its more colorful veggie partners are long gone. Yet this humble looking vegetable is a nutrient-packed “cancer-fighting superfood.” What is it? It’s CELERY! Yes, celery is more than a scoop for dip or [...]

By | 2017-10-23T18:16:18+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

Oil-Free Whole Grain Skillet Cornbread [Plant-Based, Vegan]

My family will tell you that when it comes to cornbread, I am serious. I love cornbread! Real cornbread. Not that "from a box" stuff. It has to be moist, flavorful, and not too sweet. It also has to be plant-based and oil-free. This recipe is my all-time favorite.  It combines cornmeal with whole wheat pastry flour [...]

By | 2017-09-20T09:29:19+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Grains, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Hawaiian Portobello Burgers

Who doesn’t love a good, juicy burger? This portobello burger won’t disappoint. The meaty mushrooms soak up the sweet and savory, ginger and sesame teriyaki sauce, and release those flavors with every bite. Simple slaw provides a  refreshing crunch. Topping the stack with delectable pineapple takes it to another level. Yum! While the taste is [...]

By | 2017-09-07T19:32:42+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

How to Manage Stress During Disaster News Coverage

This past week, Southeast Texas experienced record flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. It’s where I grew up and spent most of my life until about ten years ago. Due to technology, I am able to watch local news channels livestream the devastation, and keep up with friends and family via social media posts. Fortunately, most [...]

By | 2017-08-30T18:46:38+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Healthy Living|2 Comments

Juicing for High Cholesterol

If you have elevated cholesterol, you may be looking for ways to lower it naturally so that you can avoid taking a statin. While avoiding cholesterol laden foods like meat, dairy and eggs help lower serum cholesterol levels, you can also add foods to your diet that will support heart health. Studies show that increased fruit [...]

By | 2017-08-16T20:11:57+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Juicing|2 Comments

Delicious Chickpea Salad

When transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet, the meal that often leaves people in a quandary is lunch. Specifically, what to eat in place of the traditional "meat and cheese" or chicken-salad sandwiches of their childhood. No meat. No cheese. What on earth do you put between the slices of bread? Enter the chickpea. [...]

By | 2017-07-31T08:59:43+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments