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  • Meatless Monday: 8 Delicious Uses for Tofu

    Tofu.Β  For those of us who have learned to master this culinary chameleon, its sort of miraculous.Β  Tofu takes on the flavor of whatever its seasoned or marinated with, while its texture can vary depending on the mode of preparation.Β  I always keep a couple of blocks of the stuff onhand for quick stir-frys or […] More

  • The Three Properties of Fat You Should Know to Get Healthier

    I recently attended a talk at my local Whole Foods Market given by natural health author Udo Erasmus, PhD where he discussed the properties of fat and, more specifically, the values of omega-3 fatty acids.Β  Omega-3’s have received an enormous amount of attention lately, due to the fact that they have the ability to improve […] More

  • Meatless Monday: 10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

    Vegetarian breakfasts are easy: Greek yogurt sprinkled with granola, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast… The list goes on forever.Β  While I wouldn’t say that vegan breakfasts, on the other hand, are challenging, its certainly a good opportunity to think outside the box.Β  Unless of course, you don’t mind cereal with soymilk every morning for the […] More

  • Weekend Adventure: Forage for Stinging Nettles!

    I know I’m not the only foodie who has started developing an interest in foraging for wild edibles.Β  While I’d really love to go on a mushroom hunt (morel season is nearly upon us!), I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing so unless under the guidance of an experienced forager, as novices can easily misidentify mushroom species […] More

  • Eating Moderately for Your Health and the Planet (and Your Wallet)

    Last summer, I received a copy of the No-S Diet book for review on a blog.Β  The diet’s premise was simple enough: No snacks, no sweets, and no seconds except on days that start with an S. At first, I scoffed.Β  How could I make it through the day without my afternoon snack?Β  Without my […] More

  • How to Cure Common Ailments With Peppermint

    I’m not a fan of most conventional medications.Β  No matter how bad an occasional headache might get, you’ll never find me reaching for a bottle of Excedrin.Β  The same goes for an upset stomach–I’d rather just ride it out than chug Pepto Bismol or chew thoseΒ  chalky tablets.Β  Chest cold?Β  Call me Superwoman, but I’ll […] More

  • 10 Animal-Free Meal Ideas from Your Pantry

    In the face of a late winter storm here in the Northeast, my friend Stephanie blogged about using what you already have to make snow day meals, as opposed to making a mad dash to the store to pick up the usual staples out of the fear of being snowed in for days.Β  Now, the […] More