You may have figured out by now that I am all about the easy way when it comes to cooking. I see all kinds of blogs with photographs of beautiful food that obviously took a great deal of effort to prepare. I have nothing against beautiful food, and if someone were to prepare some for me, I'd be … Continue reading A simple plan for lunch and supper
When I was sick with angina I used to wear nitroglycerin patches to increase the amount of nitric oxide in my blood. Nitric oxide is is such a wonderful and necessary molecule it was named "molecule of the year" in 1992. It acts to signal the muscles lining our arteries to relax, thus opening the … Continue reading Heart beets
A quick visual lesson to spare you a second or two.
Even before I adopted a whole food, vegan diet I cooked a lot of bean dishes. I mostly used canned beans because my attempts at cooking dried beans were pathetic, quite frankly. Either they were still way too hard at the end of their cooking time, or occasionally they'd cook down into mush, but I don't … Continue reading Cooking dried beans for the faint of heart
When you switch to a whole foods, plant-based diet, you will eat a lot of whole grains and they almost all require cooking. Luckily there's a gadget that can handle all the work and give you perfect results every time. Let me tell you why I love my rice cooker. Reason #1 It makes perfect … Continue reading Secrets of a lazy plant-based cook: Part 1 – the rice cooker
There are so many reasons to eat a whole foods plant-based diet, especially if you have chronic health issues. Let Dr. Greger of NutritionFacts.org tell you all the reasons eating a plant based diet is beneficial for your health. http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/plant-based-diets/ Many very smart people advise a gradual transition to this way of eating. Some will … Continue reading 3 Reasons to jump into a whole foods, plant-based life
So what is this whole foods plant-based diet I’m speaking of, anyway? First of all, it isn’t a diet, as in weight loss diet. It is a permanent way of eating that promotes health, addresses environmental concerns and is cruelty free. It is a diet that consists of mostly unprocessed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, … Continue reading A very brief whole foods, plant-based primer