A diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains has several benefits when it is nutrient dense, which means that processing is kept to a minimum. Conversely, a diet that is “meat-free” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy. Benefits can be negated when the diet isn’t paired with an otherwise healthy lifestyle which… Read more
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
There are so many pre-made trail mixes, especially in airports, and they look enticing and well, maybe not so nutritionally deficient as some of the other things hanging on those many racks. We all know, though, that a look at the ingredients on the wrapper of any one of those mixtures tells a grim story of salt,… Read more
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
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
Sprouting is a several step process which takes very little time, effort, cost, or space….Most people like having them grow in their kitchens and watching their progress from day to day as they germinate.
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