By April Thompson | March 30, 2019 | Comments Off on POTLUCK FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Breaking Bread, Building Community Americans are eating alone more than ever, with adults going solo for nearly half of all meals, according to consumer research consultants at the Hartman Group. Yet, fellowship-minded foodies are bucking the trend by finding new and unique ways to bring strangers, colleagues and friends together for healthy, home-cooked meals. Meal…

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Delicious Discards

By April Thompson | February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Delicious Discards

Making meals From mainly Scraps Food scraps are no longer relegated to just making soup, stock and sauces that hide their true nature. Creative chefs are reawakening to the possibilities of skins, cores, rinds and other parts we’ve needlessly been throwing away, with startling results. “Cooking with scraps is good for the planet and good…

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By Avery Mack | January 31, 2019 | Comments Off on RECIPES A HEART WILL LOVE

Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health by Avery Mack As a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat and sugar and high in ingredients that promote heart health, the following recipes are courtesy of Carol D’Anca, a board-certified…

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By Marlaina Donato | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Embrace the Psychology of Eating by Marlaina Donato Anyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance. “The black-and-white mentality of needing to be perfect or counting calories leads us into a rabbit…

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Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

By Judith Fertig | November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Family-Pleasing Holiday Meals by Judith Fertig The festive season might signal indulgence, but it also calls for simple, healthy recipes with easy cleanup. We might have friends that drop by, family staying for the weekend or last-minute guests. The simpler we can make meals, the better. Many chefs and home cooks have found the ideal method:…

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By Judith Fertig | October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on THANKSGIVING DESSERTS

Plant-Based Pies by Judith Fertig Gratitude for the bounty in our lives has been a constant in every American Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims’ first celebration at Plymouth Plantation. What has changed is the menu. Many holiday hosts today wish to be inclusive and respect everyone’s increasingly restrictive dietary needs. A few dishes that offer naturally…

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Our Pick of Plant Pie Recipes

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Our Pick of Plant Pie Recipes

Vegan Pecan-Date Pie Crust The crust takes minutes to make and then press into a pie pan. Yields: One nine-inch pie crust 1½ cups pitted dates, preferably Medjool, coarsely chopped 1½ cups chopped pecans ¼ tsp sea salt 2 tsp coconut oil Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes Remove the dates from…

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‘Less meat’ Goes mainstream

By Marlaina Donato | September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on ‘Less meat’ Goes mainstream

Options Grow for Plant-Based Eating by Marlaina Donato Pant-based lifestyles, once considered by some as a fad that would fade, are on the rise worldwide. According to a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, 6 million to 8 million Americans have completely eliminated meat, including seafood, from their plates. With a 600…

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Superior Superfoods

By Marlaina Donato | August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Superior Superfoods

Nature’s Top Foods to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Marlaina Donato Heart disease and chronic illnesses like diabetes, Alzheimer’s and inflammatory bowel disease are reaching alarming rates in this country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 71 percent of all healthcare spending in the U.S. goes toward treating people with…

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By Judith Fertig | July 28, 2018 | Comments Off on MIGHTY MINERALS

What We Need to Stay Healthy by Judith Fertig Minerals—inorganic chemical elements or compounds that cannot be produced by the body, but occur in nature—play a key role in helping us function at our best. According to the authors of Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient – Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, they are…

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