Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread with Lemony Buttermilk

June 10, 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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Podcast #77: How To Improve Gut Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

May 28, 2020

“The single most powerful determinate of healthy gut microbiome is the diversity of plants.” ~Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Did you know that over 70% of the immune system lives in the gut?  And the Covid-19 virus can hit people with a weakened immune system harder. Which is why I am delighted to have Dr. Will Bulsiewicz…

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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 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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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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