Creamy Kale Smoothie

Start with this recipe, then make your own creative variations. Meat and water from 1 young Thai Coconut or 1 ½ -2 cups water or coconut water 1 avocado 4 kale leaves* 1 celery stalk 1 cup frozen mango cubes, 2 Tbs ground flaxseed** 1 tsp fresh ginger 1 Tbs honey (optional) Blend in a… Read more

Protein in Plant Based Diets – Part II

More and more people are becoming interested in following vegetarian or vegan diets, or reducing their consumption of animals and their products. I addressed the reasons for the shift as well as some of the many benefits of becoming more plant-based in  previous newsletter/blog.  You can see it right here. While moving away from animal… Read more

7 Ways to Spruce up Your Salads

Summer is definitely the time to take advantage of all salad-making opportunities! I eat salads all year long. One of the benefits of modern life is that we can get most of the foods we like to have at any time of the year.  In the summer, though, we can get many of our salad… Read more

About That Protein Question

It happened again at a conference that I attended recently.  An acquaintance of many years, in a discussion about eating healthy, asked me about getting enough protein on a plant based diet.  While it’s true that protein is an important component of any diet, we do seem, in this country, to think that the best… Read more