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

    “I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic while it is medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs the rest of their lives.” – Dean Ornish, MD Maybe you’re curious what all the hype is about. Maybe you’re facing a frightening medical

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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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  • How to Make the Ultimate Vegan Salad: 4 Chef’s Tips for Delicious, Healthy Oil-Free Flavor

    Crunchy….Creamy….Refreshing….Satisfying The perfect salad hits all of these notes. The ideal blend of colorful vegetables, hearty protein, and a flavorful dressing delights your taste buds without weighing you down. How can YOU master the salad?  I’ve got 4 simple Chef’s Tips to help.  Follow these 4 easy steps and you’ll have delicious, interesting salads every

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  • Is 90% Good Enough? What we can learn from the Reducetarian Approach and Blue Zones about Vegan Diets

    Is 90% Good Enough? Sometimes the idea of a 100% vegan diet can seem so overwhelming that it detracts us from the big picture.  The all-or-nothing approach might appeal to some, especially those of us who thrive off of extremes and set boundaries.  However, the totally plant-based lifestyle is foreign to our traditional Standard American

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  • Can We Fight Cancer with Food? Tips from Lori Bumbaco, Plant-Based Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist

    Can we fight cancer with food? Some of you are saying “Duh”. And some of you aren’t so sure. The debate over the relationship between diet and cancer-prevention has been going on for decades.  On one hand, you have doctors and scientists pointing to countless studies showing the correlation between poor nutrition and cancer cell

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