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Category Archives: Vegetables

What’s the Deal with Plant Based Protein?

I was at the gym the other day chatting with a friend about eating protein to build muscle. He mentioned that he likes to eat rice and beans after lifting since it’s a “perfect protein.” I have another friend who is a savvy recipe developer and chef who posted on facebook that she was very excitedContinue Reading

Cook This: Gluten-free, Dairy-free Eggplant ‘Parm’

Cook This: Gluten-free, Dairy-free Eggplant ‘Parm’

People often ask me if I feel deprived or if I crave the things I ‘can’t’ have on a dairy-free and gluten-free diet. The answer is typically no. If I do, it’s rare, and usually has nothing at all to do with food but has to do with a mood I’m in or the crowdContinue Reading

Down with Vegetables?! Vegetarian, Vegan, or Omnivore, Choosing Health.

Down with Vegetables?! Vegetarian, Vegan, or Omnivore, Choosing Health.

About 6 months ago I was perusing my online reviews, because you should do that every once in a while, and I came across a review that skewed my stats with a 1 star out of 5. This happens. You can’t be right for everyone, and given my blunt nature, I’m bound to disappoint hereContinue Reading

What’s on Your Breakfast Plate?

What’s on Your Breakfast Plate?

Last night I went to dinner with a naturopathic physician (ND) friend visiting from SF and two other NDs. We got on the subject of breakfast and one woman admitted that she pretty much has to force herself to eat breakfast. Then one particular comment she made struck me. “If I have to make myself eat anyway I might as well eat something really healthy.” Turns out she chucks down two giant sardines every morning. For real. She just leans over the sink and eats them because she doesn’t want her plates to smell like fish.Continue Reading

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