nutrition

Plant-Based Grilling

Plant-Based Grilling

So we grill everything. Any vegetable or fruit, it can be grilled: on the grill directly, in a grill pan, or wrapped in foil, and with delicious results. We came to this realization by accident, when some friends went on vacation and left us with […]

No, You Really REALLY Don’t Need To Eat Breakfast

No, You Really REALLY Don’t Need To Eat Breakfast

Oh dear, it’s observational study oops time again: Causation and conclusions are drawn, where only loose associations and interesting hypotheses emerge. Meanwhile, the media hubbub may be harmful to your health. The headlines blare: “Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds”. […]

A Healthier (and Delicious!) Version of Meat, Potatoes, & Veg

A Healthier (and Delicious!) Version of Meat, Potatoes, & Veg

I get it. The umami of grilled steak, the creamy mouthfeel of a squishy starch, plus the virtuous plop of green on the plate: It makes everyone FEEL so good.  And a ton of people eat this way all the time. You’ve heard people described […]

If You Plate It…

If You Plate It…

I was giving a talk on nutrition for heart health at our local library recently, emphasizing the power of the plant-based diet, and someone asked me the dreaded question: “How do you get your kids to eat plants?” It wasn’t a challenge, just an honest […]

Why The Mediterranean Diet Wins, and Three Real- Life Recipes

Why The Mediterranean Diet Wins, and Three Real- Life Recipes

US News and World Reports just announced that the Mediterranean diet is the best, in multiple categories, most notably “healthiest”. For anyone who says “show me the data”, well, there’s a ton: This study of over 70,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study found the […]

Vegan Highlights from a Carnivore Feast

Vegan Highlights from a Carnivore Feast

I’m thankful for many things, among them that despite the fact that we have fifteen vegans, vegetarians, and bacon-loving carnivores all at the same table, my family is able to sit down together and truly enjoy a fabulous communal feast. For this to work as […]

Your Local Farmer’s Market Strategy

Your Local Farmer’s Market Strategy

Yes the produce and products at a farmers market are fresh and beautiful and healthy… and expensive. I want my family to enjoy the local bounty, but without busting our budget. So we have a strategy: Twenty bucks. That’s our farmer’s market allowance. The kids […]

Dark Chocolate Almond Gluten-Free Vegan Dream Brownies

Dark Chocolate Almond Gluten-Free Vegan Dream Brownies

I remember back in the 1990’s when flourless chocolate cakes were all the rage. Desserts with names like “Chocolate Orgasm” were on every menu. Of course, I had to make that. But even as an athletic college student, I was horrified at the ingredients list: […]

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Hubby and I accidentally created this unexpectedly scrumptious salad on a muggy July evening when no one wanted to cook. We craved a salad we saw featured in the Summer 2018 Forks Over Knives magazine, but it called for chives, Dijon mustard and poppyseeds, none of […]

Guest Blogger: On Sugar Addiction

Guest Blogger: On Sugar Addiction

Does sugar addiction exist? If we look at the basic definition of addiction, it certainly makes sense. Per Psychology Today: Addiction is a condition in which a person uses a substance or engages in a behavior that has such powerfully rewarding effects that they are compelled […]