There's no getting around it, sweet things taste good. While greasy doughnuts and multi colored candies have never appealed to me, there was a time when I couldn't be left alone with a chick flick and a pint of sorbet. This changed about three years ago when I read a piece on American's excessive sugar… Continue reading The Sweet Life (With Less Sugar)
Remember the days when the nightly phrase at dinner was, "Drink your milk!"? Oh, how I dreaded those words. Luckily for me, my mom gave up her attempts to get me to drink milk upon realizing the only way I could swallow cow's milk was if my glass was filled half way with chocolate syrup.… Continue reading Nuts About Milk
While I make just about everything else from scratch, my lack of baking expertise has found me buying pre-made baked goods for my husband, and as a result feeling like a partial failure as a wife. I'm sure I'd have long been capable of baking a cake if I went the classic "eggs and sugar… Continue reading Vanilla Date Bread
It's no secret that the United States ranks 37th in health outcomes. The high sugar low nutrient Standard American Diet (ironically abbreviated as SAD) is a major contributing factor to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Eating should be enjoyable. The foods we consume should appeal to our senses, and make us feel energized and… Continue reading Eating for Health and Happiness
Growing up in the northeast meant brutal winters, it also meant snow days. When a storm kept me home from school, my mom would bundle me up in full on ski attire (not an exaggeration) and send me out to play. Given my aversion to the cold, I'd usually last about half an hour before… Continue reading Wholesome Hot Chocolate (vegan-friendly/High in Protein/Non-Dairy/No Added Sugar)
When I met my husband he told me he hated vegetables, and didn't care for soup (What?). As a vegetarian who could eat soup for every meal, this was not exactly music to my ears. His words resound in my head each time I set a bowl of this soup in front of… Continue reading Creamy Potato Broccoli Soup -100% plant based, simple, incredibly good, and incredibly good for you!
It's been nearly twenty years since I took the leap into a plant-based life. I was a teenager, and had found myself fully immersed in this book on Asian health principles, one of which was adopting a plant-based diet. I maintain that change was one of the most important positive steps I've taken in my life,… Continue reading So, You Want to Go Plant-based? An Introductory Guide for Aspiring Vegetarians