25 Oil-Free Vegan Savory Snacks

Whether on-the-go traveling or simply noshing between meals, savory snacks are often superb. You can keep it super simple with options like these: Air-popped popcorn optionally topped with nutritional yeast and/or spices Whole grain crackers, corn thins, rice cakes, or crudite (raw veggies such as bell pepper slices, carrot and celery sticks, broccoli or cauliflower florets) [...]

March 14th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

40 Whole Food Vegan Delicious Desserts

Dessert can be decadent without damaging your health goals. Opting for whole grain flours, whole food sweeteners, and oil-free options enables infinite versatility for wholesome, healthy deliciousness! *Notes: Opt for 100% pure maple syrup, date paste, or date syrup when applicable instead of agave, coconut nectar, or honey and (mineral-rich) blackstrap molasses if the strong taste works in a [...]

March 5th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

27 Tantalizing Oil-Free Vegan Bowls

  Food tastes more fabulous when it is all thrown together (or politely placed strategically) into a big bowl and perhaps drizzled with a sauce. I personally enjoy most of my meals this way. No limitations exist for the potential creativity and nutritional aptitude you can display via this mode of feasting. From "smoothie bowls" and "power bowls" to "soul bowls" and [...]

February 28th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

18 Oil-Free Dressings and Sauces

The most powerful inspiration to eat more veggies (and love them, too) is a delicious dressing or sauce. Since veggies have the most nutritional bang for their caloric buck compared to all other foods, any excuse to eat more is a health-promoting win-win. Because the majority of my clients and students are striving to lose weight and/or [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

5 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love

This Valentine's Day, flip the camera around and show your selfie some love! Here are just 5 ways you can do so: 1. Practice mindfulness around food. Your mouth is the window to your health, as it is the first and most frequent interface with the outside world. Every bite you eat contributes to your future health. Instead of just [...]

February 14th, 2016|Featured, Motivation|

New Year, New You Food Talks Plant-Based Challenge!

I am thrilled to announce the very first online Food Talks Plant-Based Challenge!  Kick off 2016 with a month-long plant-based challenge. Learn how to eat in a health-promoting, sustainable, and life-enhancing way with ease and grace. Over the course of 3 LIVE online classes in January, you will gain professional and group support, answers to [...]

December 30th, 2015|Events, Featured|

The 6 Daily 3’s

Here is an ultra-simplified guide on how to prioritize your plate in order to ensure you are consuming all you need for adequate nutrition and optimal health: Consider how to fit in these foods and movement throughout the day for easy success on a daily basis... Remember to take your vitamin B12 and to test for [...]

December 8th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|

5 Reasons to Bypass the Turkey this Thanksgiving…and Everyday

Nearly 46 million turkeys are brutally raised and slaughtered just for Thanksgiving in the U.S. each year. Here are 5 reasons to bypass the turkey this Thanksgiving...and everyday: 1. Bred for both size and speed of growth, turkeys more than doubled in size since 1929 from an average of 13 pounds to an average of [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Featured, Holidays, Social and Environmental Issues|

30 (More) Reasons to Go Vegan

Happy World Vegan Month! Here are 30 (more) reasons to try Veganism, one for each day in November: Veganism continues exploding on its trajectory towards being considered mainstream. You are what your bacteria eat and vegans tend to have more health-promoting, disease-fighting microbiota profiles in our guts. Athletes and bodybuilders continue to take it to the next level by eating [...]

You are What Your Bacteria Eat!

You are what you eat...but, perhaps more so, you are what your bacteria eat! One of the pioneering and leading fields of study currently is that of the microbiota (our body's bacterial profile) and how it plays an enormous role in our health and immune function via many different mechanisms. "The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 [...]

November 7th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|