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3 Palette-Pleasing Places to Find Vegetarian Cuisine in San Francisco

By |2018-05-23T10:04:28-04:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Travel, vegetarian|Tags: , , , |

Taking time off to unwind is an important part of life, and what better way of doing so than to go on a trip? If you want to go somewhere new and exciting, San Francisco in California is a great place to check out. The city has interesting sites to see, exciting activities to do, and [...]

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How Can Plant-Based, Health-Oriented Couples Spend a Week in Australia?

By |2017-09-08T21:05:16-04:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Plant-based diet, Travel, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

Most vacations seem to have a few core things in common: everyone wants to eat a lot, and lounge around for a while. While there’s nothing wrong with doing this from time to time, health oriented couples don’t usually play that way. If you and your other half are interested in maintaining your healthy lifestyle even [...]

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Creamy Coconut Curry Sweet Potato-Cauliflower Soup

By |2017-03-10T13:48:25-05:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lately, I've had a minor obsession with cauliflower and sweet potatoes. Everywhere I look, I see wonderful dishes made with these healthy, hardy staples. Sweet potatoes are chock full of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, antioxidants, complex carbohydrates and they are low in calories. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of [...]

Raw Vegan Angel Hair Zucchini Pasta with “Neat” Balls

By |2017-03-02T22:13:49-05:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I live in a city blessed with lots of raw and vegan restaurants. One of my favorite ways to treat myself to is feast on a plate of creamy goodness in the form of Raw Vegan Angel Hair Zucchini Pasta with "Neat" Balls. Lately, I have fallen in love with the taste and texture of zucchini noodles [...]

Cool Off with Banana Mango Vegan Nice Cream

By |2016-07-28T13:21:46-04:00July 28th, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , |

When the weather is steamy like it has been this month, my favorite way to cool off is to whip up some quick vegan nice cream combinations in my high speed blender or food processor. The end result is totally dependent upon what fresh, ripe, organic fruit I have in my kitchen. Last night, I froze a [...]

5 Keys to an Effective, Plant-Based Workout Diet Plan

By |2016-05-05T01:14:50-04:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: Exercise, Fit & Fab, Healthy Living, Plant-based diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

It’s estimated that 3.2 percent of the population are vegetarian, with another 10 percent of Americans choosing to consume a “vegetarian-inclined diet.” These numbers will likely grow as more and more research continues to reveal the benefits of eating a plant-based diet—advantages that range from lower risk of disease to an easier time losing weight. But what [...]

Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

By |2016-04-26T19:07:26-04:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When the weather is damp, gray and rainy, I often try to soothe my soul with a satisfying meal of vegan comfort food like this healthy and delicious kale, tofu and quinoa combo. Most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, so this is a quick and easy way to lift my spirits and nourish my [...]

Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

By |2016-03-11T15:44:48-05:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is one of my favorites due to the fact that I also add watercress, radishes and onion which really kicks it up a notch. Dressed simply with a toasted sesame oil vinaigrette, the resulting blend of zing and zest definitely delights the palate. But what really makes this salad sing is the [...]

Share Your Fab Finds at the Midweek Munchies Vegan Shopping Link Up #3

By |2015-10-28T01:20:25-04:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog Hop, Plant-based diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

Love to shop for healthy, yummy vegan/plant-based products?   Do you find new and interesting vegan foods, seasonings, supplements and other products that your friends might benefit from?   Basically we’re inviting you to share some of your favorite vegan shopping finds and grocery hauls! Now you can share your fabulous finds with other bloggers and learn [...]

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Meatless Monday: Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Buddha Bowl

By |2015-08-10T17:23:13-04:00August 10th, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

A "Buddha Bowl" is the affectionate name given to the hearty and delectable grain, vegetable and protein combos that I first experienced at one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants. Their "Bowls" usually featured brown rice, seasonal greens and root vegetables, seaweed, and tofu. Over the years, I have experimented with my own Buddha Bowls at home--using whatever fresh seasonal, organic [...]

Portabella Mushroom Veggie Burgers with Onion Marmalade

By |2015-06-30T13:48:57-04:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

Summertime is cookout time! People have often ask me what vegans eat at picnics, cookouts or BBQs. In fact, some of them say this with pity in their eyes saddened I assume by the idea of me missing out on all of those hot and juicy burgers on the grill. Well, believe me when I tell you that I never miss a beat or [...]

30 Healthy and Delicious Ways to Incorporate Chia Seeds into Your Daily Diet

By |2015-06-23T15:07:36-04:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Most of you have probably heard the catchy jingle "Cha Cha Cha Chia" used to advertise those popular Chia pets. I've even received one or two as grab bag gifts which I never actally used, I must admit. Well, instead of growing your chia seeds into a pet, why not try eating them instead. They are so healthy and [...]

Meatless Monday: Spicy Tomato Okra Lentil Soup

By |2015-06-15T15:47:09-04:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For as long as I can remember, lentils have been my go to source for a healthy, hearty, clean and satisfying plant-based protein meal. This delicious legume is a versatile base for all types of flavorful soups, stews, chillies, patties and burgers. Lentils are rich in dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. With about 30% of their [...]

Meatless Monday: Baked Quinoa Kale and Veggie Patties

By |2015-06-01T17:31:58-04:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , |

Who loves quinoa? I do! These healthy and delectable quinoa patties are a favorite in our home due to their rich flavor and chewy texture. I prefer them baked rather than fried--but they are still the perfect crispy consistency. I served them for lunch during my book club meeting with an arugula, tomato, red onion and avocado salad and they were [...]

Crave Eat Heal Blog Tour and Interview with Author, Ann Oliverio

By |2015-05-06T00:49:36-04:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: Books, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan, Vegan cookbooks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I am so delighted to participate in the Crave Eat Heal Cookbook Blog Tour and to chat with author, Annie Oliverio about her vegan journey,  lifestyle and especially, her new book! I have personally struggled with overwhelming cravings for salty or sweet comfort foods on many occasions,  so I know how powerful that experience can be--as well as how important it [...]

Celebrate Earth Day with 4 Delectable Plant-Based Recipes

By |2015-04-16T00:35:31-04:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

Guest post by Camile Sardina Eating meat contributes to global warming, pollution, the destruction of forests, overuse of grain and fossil fuel. According to Farm Sanctuary's site Plate to Planet: "The majority of global warming is caused by the gases carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. According to the 2006 United Nations report, Livestock's Long Shadow, animal agriculture [...]

How to Add Healthy Flavor to Plant-Based Meals with Herbs – Infographic

By |2015-03-31T22:24:35-04:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

We all know that seasonings, herbs and spices can either make or break a dish--so it’s always worth knowing which ones can "make the dish" and increase the taste of your favorite foods--and which ones to absolutely avoid.  Fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, dill and mint can bring powerful new tastes to your palate. Why not try [...]

Meatless Monday: Kale Quinoa Black Bean Salsa Salad w/Tahini Dressing

By |2015-03-02T01:53:24-05:00March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When my food-loving girlfriend spontaneously called to say that she wanted to stop by to catch up, I peered into my kitchen to see what I had on hand to make a simple, tasty healthy meal for us to share. I decided to whip up a healthy, hearty, textured vegetable, bean and grain salad. It's a quick and easy way to [...]

Meatless Monday: When It’s Chilly Outside, Make 3-Bean Vegan Chili Inside

By |2015-02-23T00:03:09-05:00February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

Baby it's cold outside in my neck of the woods! How's the weather in your town? When it's chilly outside and there's snow on the ground, one of the first things I want to do when I come home is get warm! And what better way to warm our insides than with a hot, spicy bowl of vegan chili. This [...]

Meatless Monday: Seared Tempeh with Rosemary Fig Sauce from The Purple Carrot

By |2015-02-16T14:22:24-05:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

Tempeh is an excellent source of vegan protein, so I have always wanted to incorporate it into my plant-based diet more often. Although I have eaten a few tempeh dishes in local vegan restaurants, I have never been a big tempeh fan. And I have never cooked tempeh at home. So I was delighted when The Purple Carrot, [...]

What’s for Dinner? Agave Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry Recipe from The Purple Carrot

By |2015-02-12T21:34:16-05:00February 12th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

I love to cook wholesome, plant-based meals for myself and my family. And I enjoy trying new recipes, so when the people at The Purple Carrot offered to send me a sample of their healthy plant-based meals--with all of the ingredients included--I couldn't resist. Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet may sound challenging to some, but [...]

How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

By |2015-01-23T15:07:19-05:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

Around this time of the year, fresh pickings in my farmer's market are not as abundant as they were in summer and fall, but it is still full of root vegetables and tubers including my favorite: sweet potatoes. Raw sweet potatoes are considered one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables in the tuber family for good reasons. They are rich [...]

Cleanse, Detoxify and Rebuild with Raw Green Energy Soup

By |2014-10-20T19:31:19-04:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: Health & Wellness, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

When I was taking raw and living foods classes, one of the most important meals I learned to prepare was Energy Soup--considered to be Ann Wigmore's most powerful natural healing remedies. According to Ann Wigmore, energy soup is the most important nourishment in the Living Foods Lifestyle. Why? Energy Soup rebuilds, cleanses and detoxifies our bodies while providing [...]

Festive Flourless Frosted Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

By |2014-10-08T00:09:35-04:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

When a dear friend's favorite color is blue it can present a a creative challenge each year when it is time to celebrate her birthday. Top that off with the fact that she needs to avoid foods with flour, so those yummy little chocolate cupcakes she wants me to make have to be flourless and they must be delicious! She is not [...]

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