Food Is Our Medicine

Our bodies are very complex. Did you know that inside of our bodies there are 6 different levels of organization and 11 different (major) systems? In the words of Edith Applegate author of The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System: the human body is an awesome masterpiece. Imagine billions of microscopic parts, each with its own…

Chickpea Salad

This recipe is a take on tuna salad. I used ingredients that are common in salads such as these. Vegenaise (reduced fat) is usually my mayo of choice, but you can use any mayo you like. The nutritional yeast adds flavor and protein to the dish. I like to coarsely mash the cooked chickpeas so that…

Brown Rice Salad with Seasonal Veggies

In the springtime, wild foods begin to grow. The first seasonal crops are available at our local health food store. I like to  find ways to use seasonal foods in my dishes. Local-grown is much appreciated in our area. In this recipe I used fiddlehead ferns, ramps, spring onions and mustard greens. Mustard greens also grow wild in…

What’s In Season? Fiddleheads!

In our Northeast region–fiddlehead ferns are now in season. They are harvested from our local area, and brought into the health food store every year along with other spring crops. Because of their appearance, and quite frankly–they are ferns, I shied away from using these curly little plants in my recipes. But this year, after seeing them around every spring,…

Is Soy Bad For You?

A Vegan Doctor Addresses Soy Myths and Misinformation By Holly Wilson MD | January 14, 2014 | Categories: Health and Nutrition  Soy has long been recognized as a nutrient-dense food and as an excellent source of protein by respected dietitians and clinical nutritionists. The soybean contains all of the essential amino acids, as well as an impressive list of micronutrients…

Sesame Tofu Salad

I like to come up with ways to make tofu taste good. It really is possible. By adding texture and flavor, tofu can be quite enjoyable. Baking tofu is a great way to add chewy texture without frying. Season the tofu before baking it  to add flavor. Tofu is an inexpensive protein source, so if you…

Apple Walnut Salad

Today is Earth Day and the first day of Passover. I was researching traditional dishes that are eaten on Passover and I came across a recipe for haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey,  and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided…