Tag: nutrition

Food First: Got a Craving for Crunch & Salt?

Are you someone who craves something crunchy and salty? Then the "crunch" in this recipe is for you! Great on salads or all on...

Food First: Chocolate – a powerhouse of nutrition

Do you ever crave a little something sweet? How about chocolate? What kind of chocolate do you opt for? All chocolate is made from...

Spirit Leaves: Not Yet Vegan

Once, on a plane, a woman sitting beside me related how she lived on a farm in Wisconsin. Every morning, the sheep would come...

Ten Ways Specific Fermented Foods can improve Your Life

An excerpt from the book The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend...

Why I am Vegan

My mother adopted a 7-month old Yorkie a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with her. Before my mom brought this...

Not Missing the Meat

Did I ever imagine I would become a tree hugger? Someone who talks about energy and stuff? A person who considers disease your body's...

Conscious Consumerism: Responsible Choices As We Ascend

An incredible amount of evidence exists for the support of a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. We could go into living a life free of...

Why I Am Vegan

My idea of living with a vegan lifestyle is that I don't consume any dairy or animal products. As someone once said, "If it...

Our World as a Soup Bowl

A battle of comments ensued under my recent Facebook posting: Hate crimes got you down?! If you still eat meat, then you are part...

Vegan vs. Vegetarian

I have, only recently, begun eating a more vegetarian diet when I decided to break up with my prior food relationship to begin a...

Why I am Vegan

It was unbelievable for my family and friends to digest the fact that a crazy meat-lover who once relished eating roasted Chicken Drumsticks, Hakka...

Food First: A Satisfying Gluten-free Meal

Want to go gluten-free, but still crave the texture of pasta? Want a satisfying meal that is also dairy free? I've got you covered...

Food First: Simple, Cool Treats for the Summertime Heat

Looking for some cool treats as the summer heats up? Look no further than these two simple recipes that are easy for anyone to...
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Food First: Celebrating the Pineapple in July

Summer is a great time to have lots of fresh fruit, veggies and leafy greens on hand! One thing I hear often from people...

Food First: Eating Lighter with Simple Summer Meals

I love quick, simple and delicious meals in the spring and summer months! It's a great time to eat lighter and enjoy all the...

Food First: A go-to salad for greens, fiber

Spring has sprung and everything is coming up green! This is the perfect time to take a cue from Mother Nature and get more...

Food First | A Spring Cleansing for the Body

As spring arrives, I am always thinking about cleansing and preparing my body for the warmer upcoming months. It's like a spring cleaning for...