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|

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) [...]

2017-02-05T11:56:47+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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: [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:02+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Pick Proper Packaging: Why the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

You are quite literally what you eat. And there are dramatic differences between the nourishment you receive from whole plant foods and that in which you receive from animal products...   Here is an excerpt from my book, The Vegiterranean Diet: Contrary to popular belief, we don’t eat isolated nutrients. We are not filling our plates [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:03+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Three Things to Know About Iron Absorption

Iron may be the most abundant mineral on the planet, but it is also the most common and widespread nutritional deficiency in the world. Here are Three Things To Know about iron absorption….in collaboration with Vegan Street… Although you may take in plenty of iron, absorption may be impaired by the intake of phytates, tannic [...]

4 Reasons Vegan is the Hottest, Most Important Food Trend Today

Here are 4 reasons why vegan is the hottest, most important trend in food today: Millennials - the generation born between 1981 and 1997 - are projected to surpass the outsized Baby Boom generation as the nation’s largest living generation this year. Millennials are considered the "tastemakers in food," and they happen to be socially conscious and [...]

Dietary Cholesterol in the News

In the news is yet another powerful argument against reductionism or nutritionism...aka vilifying or glorifying one specific nutrient and ignoring the entire packaging of the food within which it is contained. As the USDA ramps up to set the latest 2015 Dietary Guidelines, as they do every five years, a very interesting - and somewhat [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Featured, Food Politics, Nutrition|