Apple Carrot Cranberry Ginger Juice

It’s cranberry season! I love fresh cranberries. When they go on sale at my grocery store I stock up, putting several bags in the freezer to enjoy in later months. One of my new favorite ways to use fresh cranberries is in a juice. This juice is a good balance of tart and sweet, and [...]

Plant-Based Lifestyle Year-end Dinner Party Strategies

The year-end weeks bring with them opportunities to rest, reflect and reconnect with loved ones. Along with coffee and conversation comes food. Lots of food. If you are new to the plant-based lifestyle, food-focused gatherings can be a real challenge. Especially sit down dinner parties, where what you are eating - or not eating - [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Healthy Eating, Healthy Living|0 Comments

How to Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk In Half

Every October the pink ribbons come out. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has helped bring attention to breast cancer and the need for early diagnosis and effective treatment. But what about breast cancer prevention? What can be done to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer in the first place, or reduce the risk of [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Mexican Black Bean Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (WFPB, Vegan, Vegetarian, GF)

Walk into a grocery store in October in the Northern Hemisphere, and you’re likely to see winter squash of all shapes and sizes piled high in bins. These lovely vegetables have been soaking up the sun all summer long. (If you grow winter squash, you know you have been faithfully watering these babies for months. [...]

Better Than Chicken Noodle Skillet Casserole

This week I made over a former family favorite – Tuna Noodle Casserole. The new version is plant-based and utilizes a meat replacement product from Beyond Meat® called Beyond Chicken Strips. If you’re already on the WFPB bandwagon, you may question this ingredient. You know that whole food, plant-based ingredients are best. If this is [...]

Green Chile Con Carne (Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant-Based)

This satisfying meal combines two of my favorite foods – meaty Chile Con Carne and New Mexico Hatch Green Chile.  It is a delicious, plant-based chili that will please even the most committed carnivore. The recipe utilizes a plant-based meat substitute from Beyond Meat®. This product makes it easy to create a healthy vegan or [...]

The Lawn Weed You Should Be Eating

Their slender, spiky green leaves and cheery yellow heads pop up in lawns every spring. For perfect-turf loving homeowners, the dandelion is an evil weed to be eradicated by any means possible. For those in the know, this humble “weed” is actually a valued medicinal herb with centuries of use all over the world. Dandelion [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Healthy Eating, Herbs|0 Comments

Raw Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

This delicious, chocolate smoothie is a guilt-free indulgence.  Banana and organic cherries provide natural sweetness.  Maca is a terrific adaptogen, helping balance hormones and improve mood and energy. Plant-based protein powder helps you stay fuller longer. The coconut milk provides medium-chain fatty acids for energy. Raw cacao, possibly the highest source of antioxidants and magnesium [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Smoothies|0 Comments

Don’t Ruin Your Smoothie with This Common Ingredient

My family loves smoothies.  My son takes a big plant protein and fruit smoothie to school almost every day for lunch (which leaves more time to get outside and kick the soccer ball around!) My husband enjoys an occasional tropical fruit smoothie as a mid-morning snack or quick weekend breakfast. Berry smoothies are my personal [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Healthy Eating, Smoothies|0 Comments

Diet Variety and Your Microbiome

The human microbiota is a community of around 100 trillion microbial cells and the genes they contain, found primarily in the gut. It’s a hot area of study. Researchers are rapidly learning how our microbiome influences our health. Our digestion and metabolism are inextricably linked to our microbiota. A dysfunctional microbiome has been linked to [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments
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