What Vegans Eat On A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

October 22, 2017

What do vegans eat is a common question that I get asked a lot. I always say a healthy vegan diet is made up of five groups. Grains like quinoa or brown rice, legumes like lentils and beans, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats like nuts, seeds, and avocado. Vegans do not eat meat, dairy, eggs…

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic, Parsley and Red Wine Vinegar

April 15, 2017

This roasted cauliflower recipe contains the perfect balance of texture with a fantastic flavor profile of garlic, parsley, crushed red peppers and red wine vinegar. The first time I experienced this recipe was at a restaurant in Venice Beach called Gjelina.  I honestly couldn’t stop eating it. As soon as I got home, I attempted to reinvent…

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Juicing To Lower Cortisol Levels That Cause Stress and Anxiety

April 10, 2017

Before we discuss cortisol levels, I am excited to announce my latest passion. It is called juicing and here’s how it all began. This past March I attended a week long cruise devoted to plant-based nutrition. They had an entire bar and lounge where they created all kinds of juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables. It…

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Top 5 Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

February 27, 2017

  I love oil-free salad dressing recipes. While some oils may be healthier than store bought commercial salad dressing, oil-free salad dressing can provide just as much flavor without all the fat. There is no nutritional value in oils, and vegetable oils contain no fiber, no minerals and are 100% fat calories. Despite all the hype,…

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How To Save-A-Lot On Your Vegan Super Bowl Party

January 31, 2017

I love to throw Super Bowl parties, but I don’t like spending a lot of money on them. So I was very happy to find a supermarket that offers all the ingredients I need to entertain friends at a low, low PRICE! That store is called Save-A-Lot. Now that we are closing in on Super Bowl…

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Creamy Squash Soup with Corn, Toasted Pecans, and Coconut

December 5, 2016

  Nothing says fall like a creamy squash soup. Not only is it delicious, it is also an excellent source of many immune-fighting vitamins and minerals. Here is a nutritional breakdown. One cup of butternut squash provides 437% of your vitamin A as well as 52% of vitamin C. Vitamin A and vitamin C are…

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Easy Vegetable Soup With Roasted Poblano Peppers

September 20, 2016

Autumn is in the air and making a big pot of easy vegetable soup for Sunday supper is one of my favorite “cool” night things to do. I always like to step it up a notch with some crunch, texture and a little smokiness.  Foods with lots of textures satiate you faster especially in a plant-based diet.…

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Bulgur: One Of The World’s Best Foods For Weight Loss

August 30, 2016

Bulgur is a whole grain that often takes a back seat to more traditional grains like quinoa. Did you know quinoa with 222 calories per cup has nearly twice the calories of bulgur, which has 112 calories per cup? Cup for cup, quinoa has more macronutrients except for dietary fiber. However, if you eat two cups…

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Roasted Cabbage with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

January 18, 2016

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon Yogurt Dressing An unusual roasted cabbage recipe was featured in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. Anything that includes cabbage always catches my eye. The recipe called for the cabbage to be blanched for one minute in boiling water, dried, drizzled with oil and placed directly into the barbecue coals. Rotate every…

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Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Cabbage Mushroom Soup

December 4, 2015

Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Soup with Cabbage, Mushrooms & Noodles This is such an easy soup to prepare, but you would never know it from the complex flavors. Not only that, it can be created in 20 minutes. What more could you ask for? I also love the health benefits. Mushrooms are low in calories,…

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