30 Recipes That Prove Hummus Should Be A Food Group

Healthy Hummus Recipe Roundup     Hummus should be a food group. Why? Because it is perhaps the most versatile vessel of nutritious deliciousness possible. Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and soy foods) are one of the most important food groups, offering ample fiber and protein (including lysine, an amino acid that may otherwise fall short [...]

2017-01-29T11:54:45+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|

Around the Globe in 50 Delicious Main Dishes

Historically and globally, a plant-based diet has been traditional and standard, primarily based on accessibility. It was not until the last half of the 20th Century that meat and processed foods had the chance to take center stage due to innovative farming practices and industrialization of food production...much to the demise of our health. Now, because it [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:57+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|

Redefine Salad with These 40 Revolutionary Recipes

No, salads are not boring. Remember when a salad was the iconic small side dish of iceberg lettuce, topped with a few shredded carrots and a dull, soggy tomato wedge and smothered in dressing? Blah! Now THAT is boring. Yet, a rainbow in a dish is nature's best medicine, so keeping it exciting is everything for enjoyable and [...]

2017-02-21T09:38:54+00:00 March 27th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

30 Sensational Oil-Free Soups, Stews, and Chilis

Whether the weather inspires a warm, cozy dish or you are simply in the mood for a delicious way to consume a hefty dose of nutrition, nothing beats a soup, stew, or chili. Typically based on two of nature's healthiest food groups--vegetables and legumes--there is no limit to the delectable combinations you can create...all while taking in disease-fighting phytonutrients, [...]

2016-12-21T10:26:36+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

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 [...]

2017-01-08T12:36:23+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

5 Reasons You Can Stop Pursuing Protein and Start Focusing on Food

Protein panic portends to prevail amongst the vast majority of the population. During this persistent quest for "enough" of this magical macronutrient, priorities shift away from seeking wholesome foods and, simultaneously, a phobia of the other two macronutrients - carbohydrates and fats - ensues. Here are 5 reasons you can stop pursuing protein and start focusing on food: [...]

2017-09-23T12:40:20+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

7 Reasons Lentils are the New Cauliflower

How to Be Vegan, by Elizabeth Castoria, is hot off the press and offers a fun, fresh take on Veganism, loaded with tips, advice, and delicious recipes. See below (after the post) to win a FREE copy of the book... Elizabeth Castoria is the author of How to Be Vegan and the former editorial director of VegNews, where she shared [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:15+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Book Giveaways|

Magical Beans

Beans are magical indeed. Here are 4 reasons why beans are better for you than meat or dairy: 1. Beans are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber slows digestion, steadies blood sugar levels, and helps lower LDL (the bad cholesterol). Insoluble fiber goes through your digestive track undigested, adding bulk to your [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:39+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Featured|

Lemon-Infused Mediterranean Lentils

This delicious recipe comes from extraordinary cookbook author, Dreena Burton. I was a huge fan of Dreena after falling in love with her first couple of cookbooks, so I found her on facebook and "stalked" her until we became very dear friends...and now we are finally working on a book together. See below for the [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:47+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Recipes, Uncategorized|