Holiday Eating – How Did You Do? – A Poll From CNN Released Friday

Feeling a little extra jolly this holiday season? You’re in copious – and well-fed – company. A CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday reveals that the majority of adult Americans opt not to ho-ho-hold back from holiday foods to stave off weight gain, and instead just enjoy the season’s treats. According to the survey, 53% of […]

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Obesity and Gut Microbes

As we struggle in the U.S. and across the globe to tackle obesity, we are aware that the Standard American Diet, it’s excesses and lack of activity are the main cause. While we know that the right plant based diet and an active lifestyle will take pounds off, this article provides an interesting twist to […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach and Walnuts

These are delicious and easy to make. They can be arranged on a platter as an appetizer or placed on small plates in groups of three to serve as a first course for a sit down dinner. 1 lb. white mushrooms – wiped clean with a paper towel and remove stems 3 cloves of roasted […]

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Whole Grain Pasta with Asparagus and Tomato Coulis

The secret to success to this and most all plant based dishes is impeccably fresh ingredients.  Canned or frozen substitutes are not recommended. Fresh, pencil thin asparagus is perfect for this dish.  If not available, buy the thinnest you can find, trim the tips from the stalks and cut the stalks into 2” lengths. Recipe […]

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Serves: two. A great salad that is filling and nutrient packed! Ingredients: ½ bunch of Kale – Many types of kale exist. This recipe works well with Chouvert Frise kale. Handful of sunflower seeds (roasted but not salted) or pine nuts Dried cranberries – add as many or few that you like 4 – 5 […]

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HUMMUS Makes ~2 cups 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp. tahini 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 small white onion, sliced thin 1/2 tsp. olive oil 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. brown sugar Fresh ground black pepper Sauté the onion until softened, ~5 minutes.  You […]

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Artichoke and Walnut Stuffed Belgian Endive

Ingredients Quartered Artichoke Hearts – frozen or canned ½ c. walnut pieces 3 cloves of garlic (crushed) 4 T. chopped green onions Freshly ground black pepper 1 T. Olive Oil (optional) 2 t. fresh lemon juice ½ t. minced thyme 3 medium Belgian Endive (leaves separated) 5 or 6 red grape or cherry tomatoes (for […]

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