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Processed Tomatoes, A Sustainable Choice

Every time you open a can or jar of tomatoes, you release the essence of that warm, summer day in which those perfectly ripe tomatoes were harvested. These tomatoes are picked at their top flavor and nutrition peak on the field before they are quickly whisked away to...

Summer Vegetarian Chili (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Who says chili has to be a cool weather dish? Pack your chili with loads of vegetables, give it a “meaty” texture thanks to steel cut oats (yes, steel cut oats!), spice it up with herbs and Latin spices, and top it with farm fresh avocados and green onions, and you’ve...

Sharon’s Favorite Things

It’s been an amazing summer week in Southern California, celebrating the season’s bounty of fresh produce and spending time in the sun with friends and family. I’m sharing some of my favorite plant-powered things this week. Enjoy your summer! Live and Eat Well, Sharon...

How to Eat Seasonally This Summer

Ahh, summer is in full swing, and with it, summer produce! Seasonal fruits and vegetables are typically grown closer to home and naturally ripened on the vine, bush, or tree. This means that fruits and vegetables are more flavorful: think sweeter peaches and cherries,...

Sustainability Lessons: Part Agarian, Part Progressive

As part of my Master in Sustainable Food Systems program at Green Mountain College, I pondered the issue of agrarianism vs. progressivism. Check out my short essay on this subject below. Do I have an agrarian or progressive mind when it comes to agriculture? Maybe I’m...

48 Farmers Market-Inspired Plant-Powered Recipes

This is my favorite time of year to explore my local farmers market. Summer is the only time you can enjoy seasonal and local stone fruits fresh from the tree, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes, and plump summer squashes in green and gold. It’s a time to celebrate all...

Classic Bruschetta (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

You’ll find this classic staple based on seasonal, ripe tomatoes served in most restaurants in Italy as an appetizer with toasted rustic bread. But it’s so easy to make at home. And if you have an abundance of summer tomatoes on hand from your garden or the farmers...

Science Saturday: Whole Grains May Help Control Weight

I’m a big fan of including more whole grains in your diet—these nutty, whole plant foods are linked with a multitude of health benefits according to hundreds of studies. And a new study found that substituting whole grains for refined grains, which have half the...

Sharon’s Favorite Things

It’s been a fabulous week! I’ve enjoyed trips to my farmers market, spent time with friends, sampled delicious plant-based foods in local restaurants, and tried some new food products. I’m wishing for you a wonderful weekend, enjoying all that summer has to offer....

Fresh or Canned Tomatoes: How Do You Choose?

With summer quickly approaching, fresh fruits and vegetables are delicious and in season, adding a boost of flavor and texture to some of your favorite summer dishes, from salads to sandwiches and beyond. Tomatoes pack many beneficial health compounds, such as fiber...

Plant Chat: Austin Aries

Welcome to my Plant Chat, Austin Aries! Austin has been a professional wrestler for more than a decade, and a vegan for about as long. His new book, FOOD FIGHT: My Plant Powered Journey from the Bingo Halls to the Big Time chronicles his journey both as a professional...

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