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Plant-Powered Eating in Ojai

I splurged on a weekend in Ojai to celebrate spring. Ojai Valley is one of my favorite places in the world—it’s only an hour and a half from Los Angeles, but this magical city seems like it should be on another planet. The area is all about organic, local agriculture...

Plant-Based Protein Hacks

It seems that everyone is interested in eating more plant-based meals these days, no matter what their eating style. That’s because eating a more plant-based diet can lower your carbon footprint, as well as reduce your risk of obesity and disease. And the first step...

Plant Chat: Kristie Middleton, Humane Society

It’s so great to sit down with Kristie Middleton on my Plant Chat today! Kristie is the senior food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States and the author of the brand new book MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live—One Meal at a Time. She's...

Thai Tempeh Noodle Skillet (Vegan)

This flavorful easy dish calls upon protein-rich tempeh, along with brown rice noodles and a vibrant Thai dressing, to create the ideal meal in one. [mpprecipe-recipe:241] Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered...

Mediterranean Edamame Quinoa Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This delicious, Greek-inspired salad is a nourishing one-dish-in-a-bowl for lunch or dinner, or the perfect salad accompaniment for a family-sized meal. Packed with nutrients and flavors, this will soon be your go-to recipe of the week. [mpprecipe-recipe:222] Sharon...

Dirt Report: Strawberries

I’m celebrating strawberries this month, just in time for National Strawberry Month. I’m already starting to see fresh, spring strawberries in my farmers market in Southern California, which signals the height of the strawberry season. Is there anything quite like the...

Borscht with Beets and Beet Greens (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

For Recipe Redux this month I’m focusing on using the entire plant to reduce food waste for Earth Month. For many vegetables, you can use the entire plant, but often we simply toss it in the trash. Many of these plant parts are delicious and nutrient-rich. For this...

Plant-Powered Week in Photos

I spent a wonderful few days on the coast of California at Pismo Beach (pictured above) to attend the Berry Health Symposium recently. I also got a chance to visit my local farmers market, work in my garden, and eat some fabulous plant-powered meals. Follow along with...

7 Green Kitchen Tips from Dietitians for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, I’m sharing these seven tips for greening your kitchen from some of my favorite dietitians. Remember, your personal eating style is one of the most powerful things you can do, as an individual, to lighten your footprint on Mother Earth. Cut...

If You Grow It, You Will Eat It

As the warm weather approaches, it’s time to spend more time in your garden—an activity that can reap rewards beyond fresh air and exercise. A new study, which included more than 1,300 college students, found that those who gardened currently and in childhood consumed...

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