• Easy Oil-Free Recipes: Essentials for Beginners

      Oil-free cooking is probably new to you.  It was definitely new to me when I started my plant-based diet.  Long before I was ready to give up eggs and chicken breast, I gave up oil.  Within months, I had lost 20 pounds, not even trying.  I ditched the oil…and found my skinny jeans. Oil

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  • Step Three: 4 Fruits a Day, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My third, 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step:  4 Fruits a Day Pop question: Would you rather eat: 1 “Healthy” Energy Bar 200 calories 13g fat 15g carbs 6g fiber 6g protein Gone in 6 bites or: 4 Pieces of Fruit 230 calories 1g fat 58g carbs 11g fiber 3g protein 4 snacks you can spread

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  • Indian Cooking: Delicious, Oil-Free Recipes any Cook Can Master

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to cooking Indian food.  Many of use didn’t grown up learning the five different types of Masala and using ingredients like asafetida and mustard seed.  Here are Indian recipes that any cook can master.  From dal to chutney, these dishes will help you understand the fundamentals of

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  • Step Two: Add Some Beans, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My second , 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step:  Add Some Beans Pop question: How many beans do you need to eat to live longer? 1/4 cup? 1 cup? 1 pound? Answer: For every 20g of beans you eat (that’s only about a tablespoon), you might live 6% longer. That’s because beans are a healthy source

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  • Step One: Get Your Greens, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My first, 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step: Get Your Greens Green vegetables are a no-brainer when it comes to healthy eating.  They are low in calories but high in nutrition.  They are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants, satisfying fiber, healthy Omega-3 fats, calcium, and even plant-based protein.  They also offer a wider variety of flavor, texture,

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  • Plant-Based 101 and the Essential Oil-Free Vegan Recipes You Need

    There are many reasons to try a plant-based diet. All of them are good motivation. It’s a big first step to acknowledge that you want to change. But how do you do it?
    This is your guide to Plant-Based 101. Learn the basics on how to change, what to eat, and some easy recipes to get you started.

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  • Irish Food 101 and St. Patrick’s Day Irish Healthy Vegan Recipes

    “Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” ― Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw Modern St. Patrick’s Day food often involves Corned Beef, cheesy potatoes, fried sausages, and some sort of fake green dyed milkshake.  The authentic staples of Irish cooking, though, uses humble ingredients: cabbage, turnips, potatoes, kale, mustard,

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  • Indian and Italian Cuisines: 6 Things you Already Know about Italian Food Can Help you Understand Indian Cuisine

    “Nobody Can Be an Expert on Indian Food” — Madhur Jaffrey When it comes to Indian cuisine, it can be quite confusing.  Many of us simply aren’t used to 5 different types of Masala, and a typical Indian menu can be quite overwhelming.  However, many of us can understand the basics of Italian cuisine.  We’ve

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  • Mexican Cooking 101: Chef’s Guide for Delicious, Plant-Based Authentic Flavor

    Mexican Cooking 101 May 5th is “Cinco de Mayo”, the day in 1862 when the Mexican army overcame France for a symbolic victory that eventually led to Mexico’s Independence.  While it has remained a relatively minor celebration south of the border, in the US, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, with

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