It’s finally safe to say — without fear of jinxing myself — that warmer weather has arrived! Spring is finally here, and for me, that means more BBQs, picnic lunches, and potluck gatherings. I love the opportunity to share great recipes with others, and attending get-togethers where I’m invited to bring a dish means IRead more »
With eggs being a major symbol for this month’s holidays, Easter and Passover, it’s a perfect opportunity to share tips on easy egg substitutes. Fortunately, if you’ve omitted eggs from your repertoire because of a food allergy, health or ethical reasons, there are plenty of versatile egg-substitutes that mimic almost any egg you’d use inRead more »
It is easy being green when you get to enjoy versatile dark leafy green veggies like kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, spinach and arugula. Though spinach seems to be the standard leafy green in most people’s recipe repertoire, there are many others that lend their different flavors and textures to a variety of recipes. OnceRead more »
Have you seen the boom in bars at the grocery store the past few years? What was once a tiny section of the grocery store has blossomed into a near-full aisle of granola bars, snack bars, power bars, breakfast bars and energy bars, and some are more nutritious than others. I love snack bars andRead more »
Following a plant-based diet has a whole host of health benefits, even if you go meat-free just a few meals or days each week. Besides enjoying the delicious variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, you gain the health benefits of a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, andRead more »
We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here. Big things can come in small packages, especially when it’s big flavor in a small container. Making your own spice blend is a great DIY holiday gift for foodies in your life who areRead more »
Canned pumpkin: It’s not just for pumpkin pie! It is rich in fiber, vitamin A, and blends great into muffin mixes, soup, and numerous other pumpkin possibilities. Use up leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin puree for batch of vegan pumpkin alfredo big enough for a houseful of guests. The sauce is so rich and creamy, you’ll wonder how there isn’t a dollop of dairy in sight.
When I first found out I was lactose intolerant, my mom and I had to drive 30 miles away to a health food store just to pick up a carton of soy milk. Now, nearly 20 years later, almost every supermarket offers a plethora of dairy alternatives. With a rise in dairy allergies, intolerances andRead more »
September seems to be synonymous with apples. Maybe it’s because apple picking is a favorite fall activity, or back-to-school images of apples start popping up everywhere. Whatever it is, I welcome fall and its bounty of apples with open arms (and apple-picking baskets)! Apples make a nutritious and filling snack to crunch on, with theirRead more »
Here are some of my favorite veg lunches to try if you’re looking for new meat-free bagged lunch options to bring to work, or to pack for your kids as a new school year is upon us. Don’t forget to include an ice pack or frozen beverage to keep your lunch cool.