Top 4 plant-based cuisines

The term “plant-based diet” can be confusing or possibly threatening to some people.  They like eating meat; “plant-based” sounds like giving up something they like.  There’s a judgmental aspect to it.  The other problem for people eating typical Western diets, is that the standard cuisine is meat-oriented.  Meat-and-potatoes meals are the norm.  If you give […]

Aquafaba Magic

Turning Bean Water into Egg Whites While my strict vegan days are behind me (along with my flip phone and feather hair extensions) my preference towards a plant-based lifestyle remains. I enjoy finding ways to reduce my “food footprint” and I respect the inherent sustainability in following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. As an RD-to […]

Torta di ceci or Bean Bread

With time on my hands, no ideas for dinner and a bag of garbanzo flour I’d bought expressly for this purpose I finally tried making Torta di ceci, or farinata.  It’s described as a traditional Italian street food; basically it’s a large thin pancake made with garbanzo flour.  I was certainly curious, since I can’t […]

Could you survive on poke?

I think I could. Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is a raw fish dish, popular in Hawaii and trending stateside.  When made properly, with super-fresh ahi tuna, it’s delectable, maybe even addictive.  I can think of worse things to be addicted to.  It’s a simple combination of chunked raw tuna, sesame oil, soy sauce and perhaps some […]

Protein: does the food source matter? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:34 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen someone says “protein” does the word “meat” pop into your mind?  This might happen even if you’re a committed vegetarian.  We’re practically hard-wired to think this way.  People who want to build muscle think meat or special protein […]

Healthier than what?

Recently I stayed at a hotel that served a lovely buffet breakfast every morning.  Wonderful fresh fruit every day, plus a range of choices, from omelets to crepes to egg dishes, sausages and for the many visitors from Asia, an Asian-style buffet, featuring steamed fish, rice, pickled vegetables, greens and miso soup.  One morning, there […]

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