5 Big Reasons to Switch to Oil-Free Salad Dressings

One of the foundations of a nutrient-dense whole food, plant-based diet is to eliminate as much oil as possible. But when I first read about oil-free salad dressings, I was skeptical. What? Don’t we need fat to absorb all the nutrients in the salad? Won’t they taste unsatisfying/too vinegary? Is it really that big of [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chipotle Burritos

Burritos are one of my go-to comfort foods. They’re fast, filling, and so full of flavor I don’t miss the oil, cheese or sour cream. This delicious, whole-food, plant-based burrito starts with water sautéed onion and jalapeno pepper. Then I add in diced, cooked sweet potatoes and a couple of handfuls of mixed baby greens. [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Plant-Based Diet Menu Planning Tips

When transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle, there is one critical skill that must be mastered. Menu planning! This shouldn’t come as a surprise. All worthy endeavors require some planning. This is especially true when doing something new. Without a well thought out menu, old food habits quickly surface. Like ordering pizza [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Differences Between a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and a Vegan Diet

As a Certified Health Coach, I help individuals transition to a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle so they can prevent and reverse chronic disease, and lose weight and keep it off. I often get asked what a Whole Food, Plant-Based [WFPB] diet is and how it is different from a Vegan diet. There are [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

How to Make Almond Milk with a Vertical Slow Juicer

A few months back, I finally smoked my ancient Juiceman II juicer. It was whirling right along, turning cucumbers and carrots into a frothy fountain of juice, when I noticed that tell-tale “burning” smell of an appliance gone bad. I was disappointed, but not surprised that it died. I was actually impressed that it lasted [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

Cooking from The PlantPure Nation Cookbook

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook is the companion to the breakthrough film PlantPure Nation, a compelling movie about the power of a whole food, plant-based diet to quickly and dramatically improve health. The cookbook author is the warm and friendly Kim Campbell, wife of Nelson Campbell featured in the film, and daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Cookbook Review, Healthy Eating|2 Comments

Stir Fried Mung Beans, Cabbage and Bell Pepper with Garlic Tofu

Juicy, crunchy mung bean sprouts. I love them! I often toss a handful into a soup or stir fry, but this recipe makes them the star. These sprouts may not look especially nutritious. Pale and mostly water, there are only around 31 calories in a cup. But appearances can be deceiving. Remember, this is a [...]

How High Protein Diets Fail

In recent years, high protein diets have become popular for weight loss. News outlets like Women’s Health publish articles with titles like “Protein: Your Secret Weigh-Loss Weapon,” that feature astounding statements, including “The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts winnowing your waistline.” Other popular websites like Eat This, Not That! claim that “protein helps [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments

Flax Seed vs. Drugs for High Blood Pressure

If you have hypertension, or high blood pressure, you know it is important to get it under control. It’s a serious condition that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. If your blood pressure is consistently above normal (120/80,) your doctor may prescribe blood pressure lowering medication. While these drugs help, they come with a [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Grains, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Swiss Chard with Mushrooms and Onions

Greens are one of the foundation foods of the Nutritarian Diet. This whole food, plant-based diet developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman puts emphasis on cancer-fighting, nutrient dense foods. And dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Most of the calories in green veg comes from . . . (surprise!) PROTEIN. A [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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