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

January 24, 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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Ordinary Vegan Podcast #66: A Discussion with Colleen Patrick Goudreau

November 24, 2019

  Every November, we commemorate World Vegan Month. What better way to celebrate than welcoming long-time animal advocate, author, and all-around inspiring vegan, Colleen Patrick Goudreau. Not only that, she is an acclaimed speaker, and her award-winning podcast, Food for Thought, has been changing hearts and minds for over 14 years.  Colleen is also a recognized…

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Vegan Lentil Loaf for A Gluten-Free Holiday Dinner

November 14, 2019

To my dismay, I had a few vegan lentil loaf flops before I made this one. But I am happy to say; this loaf has the cozy, robust, holiday flavors I was searching for all week. This vegan lentil loaf recipe isn’t difficult to prepare, but it does take some time doing all that chopping…

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Podcast #64: Fat Burning Foods To Help Lose Weight

September 30, 2019

In Podcast #63 “How Not To Diet”, Dr. Greger discussed fat burning foods to help lose weight. Today’s podcast is a follow-up to a few of the foods he mentioned. First, we discuss which foods contribute to weight loss and why it works. For example, there are certain foods that increase energy expenditure. Meaning, they have…

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Vegan Sweet Potato Burger with Chickpeas & Spinach

September 25, 2019

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 Dumplings with High Protein Chickpea Flour Atop Vegetable Soup

September 17, 2019

One of the secrets to a successful vegan diet is consuming satiating meals like these rich homemade vegan dumplings over soup. Cozy, hearty, comfort food! What makes these vegan dumplings extra special is that they are made with chickpea flour. Unlike all-purpose flour, chickpea flour is high in protein, fiber, and micronutrients, while being low…

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