Vegan Black Bean Burger with Beets & Quinoa & Gluten-Free

November 15, 2017

For the past couple of years, I have been on a quest to create the perfect vegan black bean burger. After many different attempts, I believe that I may have accomplished my goal with this vegan black bean burger with quinoa and beets. Burgers made with animal protein have lots of sticky saturated fats which…

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Vegan Bean Chili With Creamy Cannellini Beans, Green Chiles & Spinach

October 17, 2016

  Halloween is right around the corner and there is something I always do to prepare for that busy night.  I make a big batch of my vegan bean chili with creamy cannellini beans, roasted green chiles, and spinach. A Halloween night meal should be simple and forgiving.  Meaning you can make it a day or…

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Podcast #12: How A GFCF Diet Can Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 28, 2016

Today’s podcast discusses the benefits of a gluten-free, casein-free,  GFCF diet,  for children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Gut disorders are one of the most common medical conditions associated with autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that children with autism are three to five times more likely to suffer from chronic gastrointestinal…

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Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

May 2, 2016

Healthy Vegan Burger with Creamy Cucumber Sauce I love this vegan burger. It had an excellent texture, nice spices and held up pretty well. I bring that up because burgers made with animal protein have lots of sticky saturated fat which holds them together, but vegan burgers don’t have all that fat, so they need…

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Creamy Polenta with Cabbage Topped With Greens & Pine Nuts

February 15, 2016

Creamy Polenta with Cabbage Topped with Greens & Pine Nuts Last night I made some creamy polenta with onions and garlic. I added some nutritional yeast to give it a bit of a cheesy flavor and cabbage for richness. I don’t cook polenta very often because it’s often difficult to find non-GMO, organic polenta. I…

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28-Day Plant-Based Diet for Earth Day

April 21, 2015

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and I am very excited about the upcoming Earth Day Challenge that I am doing in conjunction with DietBet. Basically, people are challenging each other to eat a 28-day plant-based diet to demonstrate their love for the planet and for themselves. What’s the downside? You gain energy, experience weight loss and begin a…

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Healthy Recipe – Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

April 16, 2015

Healthy Recipe – Southwestern Stuffed Peppers If you are looking for a healthy recipe for dinner tonight, look no further. These stuffed peppers get all jazzed up with a robust filling of Southwestern spices, quinoa, corn, black beans and cilantro. Quinoa is one of the healthiest grains you can eat and it is loaded with…

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Celebrate Earth Day With A 28-Day Plant-Based Diet

April 9, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day With a 28-Day Plant-Based Diet for The Planet On April 22 of each year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is a day for all of us to remember and appreciate our beautiful planet. Some people plant trees, ride a bike to work or pick up trash. I wanted to…

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Vegan Chow Mein with Tofu & Vegetables

March 24, 2015

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi Last week I met a very impressive young man. He was ten-years-old and he told me “he loves animals.” Because of this love and compassion, he made a decision in his very young life…

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