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Top 7 reasons to eat organic

Top 7 reasons to eat organic

When I think about my great-great-grandparents, I think about how they ate foods that were so much healthier than what we have today. They ate all natural, locally grown potatoes, beans, rice, vegetables, and fruit. They baked their own breads, and existed on a completely […]

Easy smoothie recipes for kids

Easy smoothie recipes for kids

Let’s face it — getting kids to eat their vegetables is not for the faint of heart. As parents, most of us have battled it out with our little ones – begging, pleading, and trying to convince them that broccoli and kale are truly delicious! […]

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for eggs

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for eggs

I have a love-hate relationship with eggs. I grew up eating eggs several times a week — scrambled or over easy for breakfast, egg salad with mayo for lunch, or a dinner recipe my mom would prepare, ultimately calling for eggs at some point in […]

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cheese

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cheese

When I started eating plant-strong, one of my biggest hurdles was learning how to substitute one ingredient for the other, to transform my favorite recipes into plant-powered, nutritious meals. I already knew which foods were not on my shopping list, but had to figure out […]

The skinny on smoothie shortcuts

The skinny on smoothie shortcuts

Now that you know how to make a smoothie, and which greens to use for smoothies, it’s time to face the reality that sometimes it’s just not convenient or easy to plan it out or find the time.  Blending smoothies is not an exact science […]

How to make quick and easy smoothies

How to make quick and easy smoothies

My last post about the best greens for smoothies brought up a lot of questions from readers about how to make quick and easy smoothies! Which parts of the kale are used? What about the strawberry stems? Should the spinach be organic? It’s hard to […]

Is raw cane sugar better than white sugar?

Is raw cane sugar better than white sugar?

My son, a newly minted college graduate, walked into our local Whole Foods, and walked out with a bottle of a well-known brand of iced tea/refreshing juice/flavored water/whatever it was — and proudly announced that it only had 24 grams of organic raw cane sugar! […]

The best greens for smoothies

The best greens for smoothies

When I’m short on time in the kitchen, and who isn’t, I rely on delicious, fiber-filled smoothies that are a satisfying meal, balancing my blood sugar and providing me with long-lasting energy.  These green smoothies save the day for me, and so easy to prepare […]

Safe essential oils for pets

Safe essential oils for pets

Whether your fur family barks, purrs, or chirps, they could all benefit from essential oils, just like their human parents. Essential oils may be natural and organically sourced, but the wrong oil can trigger an unwanted reaction. Every animal is different and may have different […]

Benefits of warm lemon water

Benefits of warm lemon water

When life gives you lemons, drink warm lemon water! There’s nothing as refreshing or cleansing, and if you make it part of your morning ritual, it will set the tone for the rest of your day.  Some of us take a brisk walk, meditate, do […]