Tag: healthy cooking

A Heart- Healthy Easter Supper

A Heart- Healthy Easter Supper

Easter is a joyful holiday for many reasons. Yes, for Christians it represents resurrection, rebirth, and the ultimate hope. The timing is perfect for celebrating Spring and nature’s awakening, and for kids running around without jackets hunting for sugar sugar sugar, and their grownups standing […]

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 […]

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

This gluten-free, vegan, banana bread is almost too good to be true. It’s moist, delicious, and good for you. What’s more, this basic recipe is flexible and can make a plain, walnut, or chocolate chip loaf, cake, or muffins. Endless options! All without eggs, wheat, […]

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 […]

Holiday Hacks: Easy & Impressive Chocolate Bark

Holiday Hacks: Easy & Impressive Chocolate Bark

We’re all busy, right? But we all secretly want to make the best Christmas cookie, too. C’mon, admit it. It’s not exactly a cookie, but chocolate bark can meet all of your holiday requirements: cookie swap offering, office party treat, homemade gift… AND it’s the […]

Highlights from the 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Conference

Highlights from the 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Conference

This medical conference was the most eye-opening, refreshing, intellectually stimulating I’ve attended. No exaggeration. Here’s one of three solid pages of notes I took during the keynote lecture by Dean Ornish MD, founding father of intensive lifestyle changes as a legitimate and effective medical treatment […]

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

While it’s so important to nurture a love of plant foods in our children, it’s also important not to make eating a stressful event. When kids associate “food” with “anxiety”, bad things happen. I.E. eating disorders like emotional overeating. But we do want to encourage […]