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Winter Berry Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t fall into fruit. While summer is when fruits—berries, peaches, and melons—are at their seasonal best, you can rely on frozen fruits during the cooler months to fuel your diet with flavor and nutrition. Frozen...

5 Plant-Powered Winter Soups

Soups on! That’s right, winter is the perfect time to warm up with a bowl of hearty, fragrant soup. Studies show eating soup is a healthy habit, as it can help fill you up and reduce calories you consume during the day. Plus, soups are the perfect carrier for a...

Science Saturday: Poor Diet Increases Risk of Death

More and more research connects our daily eating style with risks of chronic diseases, which can shorten the quality and length of your life. A new study found that diets low in whole grains, fruit, nuts, and seeds and high in salt are linked to one in five deaths...

Sharon’s Favorite Things

Happy Friday! It’s been a whirlwind week of enjoying the late winter season in my bioregion of Southern California. I’m sharing some of my favorite plant-powered things this week on my blog—starting with this purple cauliflower peeking out of its leaves in my garden....

Tale of Two Problems: Hunger and Obesity

The twin problems of food insecurity and obesity go hand in hand in the U.S. People who are food insecure ironically face a higher risk of obesity, due to the lack of affordable, healthful food options in food deserts and low-income areas (Treuhaft, & Karpyn, 2012)....

5 Chocolate Plant-Powered Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s is here, and it’s time to show your loved one—and yourself—a little love. Why not do that by splurging on dark chocolate—a plant-based ingredient with health benefits? Dark chocolate is packed with compounds with antioxidant activity, but it’s all about...

45 Plant-Powered Winter Wonderland Vegetable Recipes

Welcome to winter! Just because it’s cold outside, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate veggies in all of their winter glory. Some seasonal vegetables are available during the cooler months (depending on your location), including squash, carrots, beets, turnips,...

Plant-Powered Giveaway with American Pistachio Growers

I’m really excited to partner with American Pistachio Growers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. Just in time for Heart Health Month in February and National Pistachio Day on February 26, you can celebrate the benefits of eating a diet rich in lean protein sources,...

Science Saturday: Healthy Diet Promotes Fitness in Aging

It’s never too late to eat well! And science confirms this premise, too. A recent British study found that nutritious eating throughout adulthood leads to better physical performance in later years. Nearly 1,000 participants’ diets were analyzed at age 36, 43, 53, and...

Plant-Powered Eating in Lisbon

I just came back from an amazing trip to Lisbon, Portugal—a cool, hip city with a unique historical, cultural thread that runs through it. Lisbon has been turning up on the “hot travel” list lately, and rightly so. There is much to see in this beautiful city on a hill...

Jansson’s Temptation (Swedish Potato Casserole, Vegan)

In Sweden, the most beloved dish has to be Jansson’s Temptation (in Swedish, Janssons Frestelse). In short, people refer to it as “Janssons”, as in, “I can’t wait to taste the Janssons!” It is pure comfort food bliss, and is at the head of every Christmas table,...

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