The future of meat is clean

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Clean-Meat.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:31 — 2.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAccording to the book “Clean Meat“, our food future is all about lab grown meat.  What are the implications for that?  And what will vegetarians and vegans do about non-animal meat?

Vegan cookies for the holidays

More adventures with aquafaba. I realize cookies aren’t exactly something a nutrition expert should be celebrating, but I love cookies.  I’d bake them everyday if there was someone else to eat them up.  Lacking that, I wait until December to start baking a revolving repertoire of Christmas cookies.  I’ve got old favorites, but always feel […]

Plant-based gift giving

Research shows over and over that plant-based eating is the best long-term strategy to maximize health.  But the concept of “plant-based eating” can be confusing and vague.  There really aren’t any widely accepted rules about how we define that type of diet.  People tend to think of it as vegetarian or even vegan, but that’s […]

Red lentil chickpea soup

..a new favorite I’d recently used the liquid from a can of chickpeas to make aquafaba for a vegan pumpkin pie experiment, so I had to do something with the chickpeas.  By happy coincidence, I found a recipe for Red Lentil Chickpea Stew.  This is a great high protein and very filling dish for vegetarians and […]

Iron from meatless diets

When it comes to meatless diets and children, parents worry about protein and iron.  Both are legitimate concerns, and iron is especially critical for growing teens and children and women of child bearing age.  Iron is essential for red blood cell formation and function.  Meat is one of the top sources of dietary iron.  The […]

Where’s the protein?

Sometimes when I look at vegetarian recipes, the first thing that pops into my mind is “Where’s the beef?“, a phrase from a famous Wendy’s commercial in the early 1980’s (truly, you have to see it to appreciate it).  I’m not looking for beef obviously; I’m looking for protein.  “Where’s the protein?” isn’t as catchy, […]

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