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Science Saturday: Legumes Lower Diabetes Risk

You know me; I’m a huge fan of legumes or pulses! I suggest including at least one serving of pulses in your diet every day as the plant-powered star of your plate. And research just keeps on supporting these healthy plant foods. A higher consumption of legumes,...

Black Friday: Plant-Powered Holiday Special

It’s that time of year to think about holiday gift-giving, so why not give your friends and family the gift of health for the holidays? You can do it without even leaving your home! Just in time for the holiday season, I’m offering my Plant-Powered Bargain: My...

Broccoli Walnut Au Gratin (Vegan)

If you’re looking for a comfort food, holiday side-dish, or potluck contribution, look no further than this yummy, easy casserole. I adapted this 100% plant-based recipe from a California Walnut recipe, which I featured on a recent Hallmark TV Channel Home &...

Vegan Beet Red Velvet Cake with Raspberries

I love the retro trend of red velvet cakes, but don’t really like the idea of using artificial colorings in my recipes. So, I started looking at Mother Nature to lend a ruby hue to my cocoa-kissed, plant-based cake and stumbled across the good, old-fashioned beet! If...

50 Plant-Powered Thanksgiving Recipes

I’ve got my annual roundup of plant-powered recipes just in time for Thanksgiving. Because no matter what your eating style—isn’t it really all about the sides? Cranberries, sweet potatoes, squash, nuts, greens, root vegetables, Brussels sprouts…we’ve got all of these...

Cranberry Walnut Relish (Vegan)

I love to make my own home-made cranberry relish for the holidays. This recipe—featuring dried cranberries—is super easy. I adapted it from a recipe from California Walnuts, which I will be demonstrating on the Hallmark TV Channel Home & Family Show for the...

How to Make Almond Milk

It seems like everyone is interested in plant-based milks these days, for many reasons—from decreasing animal food intake to dealing with food sensitivities. Almond milk is one of the most popular types of plant milks in supermarkets. But did you know that you can...

Science Saturday: Blueberries Boost Brain Function

I’m a blueberry fan. In fact, I recommend eating some type of berry—including blueberries—every single day. And one of the benefits of blueberries is their association with brain health. In fact, regular consumption of blueberry concentrate increased activity in the...

Sharon’s Favorite Things

It’s been a wonderful plant-powered week, hasn’t it? I’m gearing up for Thanksgiving! I hope you’ve found a lot of inspiration on my blog for delicious, healthy, seasonal plant-based dishes to grace your table. I have to share this snapshot above of a fall harvest...

How to Make Aquafaba

Join the aquafaba revolution as a way to reduce food waste and replace eggs in cooking. Did you know that every time you open a can of beans and drain off the liquid into the sink, you are throwing away a precious ingredient? Yes, that’s right! You are discarding...

Plant Chat: Chris Rosenbloom, Food & Fitness After 50

Welcome to my Plant Chat, Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, author of the fabulous new book, Food & Fitness After 50! Chris is a friend, colleague, and registered dietitian nutritionist. She is a nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University and has more...

Pumpkin Palooza! 25 Plant-Powered Recipes

I’m going all out crazy for pumpkins all month long! I’m sharing my favorite pumpkin recipes, and celebrating the health benefits of this healthy plant food, too. So, in full recognition of my pumpkin month, I asked some of my favorite food bloggers to share their...

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