Spinach, Artichoke and Brown Rice Risotto

The culinary benefit of making this recipe is learning how to make “risotto” using short grain brown rice which tastes just as delicious as conventional risotto but delivers the nutritional benefit of a whole grain with a much lower glycemic index. Prep Time: 40 minutes Servings:  4 Ingredients: I onion finely diced 1 T good […]

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The National Vegetarian Museum Has Traveled to Northbrook, IL

The National Vegetarian Museum has traveled to the Northbrook library! Join us for a tour and learn about the history of Vegetarianism in Chicago – who would have thought! Learn about the benefits of plant based nutrition for your personal health and also for sustaining the environment. Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition | Carol D’Anca […]

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These Are the World’s Healthiest Nations

Bloomberg has just published it’s annual report on the world’s healthiest nations. Spain has surpassed Italy as the healthiest nation but only by a “hair.” Take a look at the top 20 healthiest nations. Where did the U.S. end up? Worst than last year at number 35. You can read the entire article here. 

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What We Can Learn From the Italian Lifestyle

The magnificence of Italy’s beauty is undisputed in the world. We are fortunate when we are able to visit while on vacation, or through photos – many of them posted on Facebook and Instagram. And yet, I wonder, of all travelers that visit Italy how many get to experience, if even at a minimum, a […]

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Where Do You Get Your Protein?

As I continue to see clients and speak at public events about plant based nutrition, one of the most frequently asked questions that I receive is “where do you get your protein?” I’m still a bit amazed at the focus individuals place on the concern that if we aren’t eating meat we must be protein […]

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