Healthy Vegan Comfort Food: 40 Burgers, Burritos, Sandwiches, and Wraps

There is no lack of healthy, easy, and delicious options for lunches and anytime meals...but nothing screams tradition and comfort food like a hearty burger, burrito, sandwich, or wrap... If you are looking for healthy, wholesome side dishes and companion recipes, visit these roundups of 40 salads, 30 soups, stews, and chilis, 18 dressings and sauces, 25 savory snacks, [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:57+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|

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|

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|

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 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 [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:01+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Featured, Holidays, Social and Environmental Issues|

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 Omega-3 Fats

Plants for the Win for Omega-3 Fats! Somehow, the recommendation to “eat less meat” has translated into a message to “focus on fish.” Touted for their omega-3 fats, fish has become considered the “healthy” meat. Yet, fish are among our greatest source for environmental contaminants including the heavy metals mercury, lead, and cadmium; industrial pollutants [...]

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 [...]