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, [...]

March 20th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

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|

Cyber December

Forget Cyber Monday! How about Cyber December? The more, the merrier! In honor of my brand new book, The Vegiterranean Diet, being published on December 23rd, I am offering a fun deal that lasts all month long: Pre-order or order (beginning December 23rd) a copy of The Vegiterranean Diet and enter to win FREE nutrition [...]

November 30th, 2014|Book Giveaways, Featured, Holidays, Uncategorized|

A Day In The (Vegan) Life

Plant-based? Plant curious? After all of the compelling data (such as this, this, this, and this) being shared in the media about the infinite benefits of eating a vegan diet and why we and the world are better without animal products (such as this, this, and this), many people wonder..."well, what do you eat when you are [...]

July 28th, 2014|Featured, Food, Recipes|

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 [...]

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 [...]

July 26th, 2013|Featured|

Holiday Menu with The Chef & The Dietitian

Happy Holiday Season! The time has come where you get to share the magic of eating a health-promoting whole food, plant-based diet with your loved ones...Chef AJ has created an entire menu of SOS-free (sugar, salt, and oil-free), delicious recipes for you to show off and enjoy, including: Hearty Lentil Loaf, Twice-Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, [...]

November 9th, 2012|Featured, Recipes, Uncategorized|