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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars (Vegan)

Spurred on by a jar of really good peanut butter, I was inspired to include one of the best food love affairs of all time—peanut butter and chocolate—in a healthy vegan bar you can feel really good about enjoying. You’ll never guess that this moist bar has a whole can...

Rustic Avocado Garlic Toast (Vegan)

Are you in love with the smashed avocado toast trend? I know I am. And it doesn’t hurt that I have a 50-year old Fuerte avocado tree growing in my front yard, which supplies me with hundreds of avocados every year (don’t hate me!). My son Nicholas is home from college...

Science Saturday: Poor Diet Linked to Breast Cancer

More and more evidence links cancer—even that of the breast—with diet. Overall, the research shows your best-odds, cancer-protecting diet is one with more whole, plant-based foods. And a new study continues to support that concept, especially early on. In the study,...

Plant-Powered Eating in Paso Robles

If you ever find yourself in search of a get-away in California, give the lovely town of Paso Robles in the Central Coast of California a try. Located a little more than 3 hours via car from Los Angeles, this is a charming, sun-soaked, wine country respite, where you...

Edamame Ancient Grain Veggie Burgers (Vegan)

These savory, home-made veggie burgers are filled with nutrient-rich whole plants, like edamame, quinoa, walnuts, oats, carrots, and flax. Make a batch and enjoy them all week long. They are delicious served in a whole grain bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado, as...

July 4th Soy Recipe Roundup Contest

I am so excited to announce this incredible 4th of July Soy Plant-Powered Recipe Roundup Contest, which I am hosting in collaboration with Soy Connection. All you have to do is share your favorite summer time recipe featuring soy foods (edamame, tofu, tempeh,...

Turn to Beans to Help Manage Diabetes

Include more pulses, such as beans, lentils and peas to help manage diabetes. Why? Beans are packed with nutrients, such as fiber, slow-digesting carbs, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, which can help keep your glucose under control, as well as help prevent...

50 Guy-Friendly Plant-Powered Recipes

One of the most common questions I get on plant-based easting is how to convince men that they can forfeit meat in lieu of eating more plant-centric meals. And my response is always: Make plant dishes taste and look delicious! Plants provide so much flavor, color,...

Super Berry Soy Chia Pudding (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Chia is an ancient seed packed with nutrients, including omega-3s, fiber, and protein. Plus, it has the unique ability to create a gel consistency, thus simply stirring it into vanilla-flavored soymilk, with a drizzle of maple syrup for a bit of a sweet touch, can...

Science Saturday: Fruit Cuts Diabetes Risk

There are plenty of reasons to eat fruit—these naturally, sweet gems are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals—plant compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Best of all, these plant foods are downright delicious. Studies are...

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