Podcast #78: The Health Risks Of Social Isolation & Loneliness

May 27, 2020

Experts have long been concerned about loneliness, and now social isolation has made the epidemic worse.  According to a 2018 national survey by Cigna, loneliness levels have reached an all-time high, with nearly half of 20,000 US adults reporting they sometimes or always feel alone. Sadly, one of our youngest generations, Generation Z, is feeling…

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Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread with Lemony Buttermilk

May 12, 2020

What I like most about this vegan blueberry banana bread is that it tastes healthy and decadent at the same time. If you follow me, you know I have a sweet tooth. Especially now that I am stuck indoors all day. I find that moist, sweet breads with fruit satisfy my sugar cravings. Furthermore, this…

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Vegan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Brown Rice and Nuts

April 16, 2020

Are you tired of the same old song and dance for dinner? Try these vegan stuffed cabbage rolls and shake things up. For many people, the idea of cooked cabbage is not exactly appealing. But, I am here to tell you that this dish is exceptionally flavorful and comforting. The trick is you stuff parboiled…

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Podcast #73: Foods To Help You Sleep and Boost Immunity

March 19, 2020

Even in the best of times, many people struggle to get high-quality sleep.  So today’s podcast is devoted to foods to help you sleep. Since my last podcast, our life, as we know it, has changed drastically. Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. The coronavirus has changed how we conduct our daily lives,…

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Vegan Sweet Potato Burger with Chickpeas & Spinach

February 15, 2020

Before we discuss my favorite new recipe, vegan sweet potato burger, I want to talk about the key ingredient; sweet potatoes. If you are an active member of our health and wellness community, you have probably heard me speak of the health benefits of sweet potatoes a few times. But it is worth repeating because…

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Vegan Cauliflower Tacos with Crispy Coconut Crust & Sweet Mustard Sauce

February 14, 2020

These healthy, gluten-free vegan cauliflower tacos explode with crunchy texture and flavor. And not only do you save calories and saturated fat, you are also consuming one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Cauliflower contains many nutrients. They are high in fiber and an excellent source of antioxidants. Not only are these vegan cauliflower…

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Vegan Miso Soup with Noodles, Broccoli, Snow Peas & Bok Choy

January 29, 2020

Today I celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year with an Asian inspired vegan miso soup with noodles, broccoli, snow peas & bok choy. The Chinese New Year officially begins on January 25 and ends on February 8. Without a doubt, noodle dishes are a staple of the Chinese New Year celebration. They represent and promise longevity.…

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Podcast #68: Is Vegan Meat Healthy – The Pros and Cons

January 14, 2020

“I try to encourage people to shift to plant protein. I think that’s the No. 1 thing that people can do in their lifetime to positively impact climate change.” Ethan Brown, Founder Beyond Meat Many companies are entering the plant-based meat business, and sales are booming. But is vegan meat healthy? And what about all…

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Podcast #67 – Time Restricted Eating: New Studies & Health Benefits

December 17, 2019

Unlike diets that tell you what to eat, time-restricted eating focuses on when to eat. Today’s podcast is devoted to the latest studies on time-restricted eating and the recently revealed health benefits. Time-restricted eating is becoming an increasingly popular way to lose weight. Furthermore, this fasting technique is showing a lot of promise. In the…

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