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Plant-Powered Week in Photos

I just got back from my residency for my Master in Sustainable Food Systems program at Green Mountain College in Vermont. It was an exhilarating experience being back on campus, surrounded by people from diverse backgrounds and careers, talking about how we can make a...

Cozy Up to Healthy, Comfort Food

As the cold weather sets in, it’s tempting to turn to the comfort of classic American dishes to warm the mind, body, and soul. Macaroni and cheese, patty melts, and creamy casseroles may come to mind, however these dishes can set back your best resolutions for a...

Jackfruit Black Bean Quinoa Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Jackfruit is all the rage in the plant-based world. This Southeast Asian fruit has red, stringy fibers, making it a spot on substitute for shredded meats in dishes like tacos, carnitas, and sloppy joes. Jackfruit is rich in vitamin C and fiber, and contains some trace...

How to Make Home-Made Vegan Pasta

I have been wanting to make my own home-made pasta for over a year now. After all, there is nothing better than fresh pasta, right? How hard can it really be? Well, I found it’s really not. And it’s just as delicious as you might imagine, too. My husband gave me this...

Vegan Choucroute Garnie

The Alsace region of France is spectacular and unique. Due to its location near the German border, it has a French-German feel in architecture, culture and food traditions. Thus, one of their most traditional dishes—charcoute (which means sauerkraut in French)...

Pistachio Hummus (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I just love putting creative spins on hummus. Here’s a great example: pistachio hummus. It’s the perfect plant-powered dip or spread for sandwiches, veggies, and pita. Eat it with any meal or snack for heart health benefits. Check out my video on how to make it here....

Plant-Powered Week in Photos

I had a wonderful plant-powered week, with time spent in my garden, cooking up new recipes you’ll soon see on my blog, and traveling to Sacramento. I hope you have a wonderful plant-powered week-end! Eat and Live Well, Sharon Tomato Products Wellness Council Annual...

Top Dietitian Tips for Powering Up on Produce in the Winter

Just because you’ve got snow on the ground, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on fruits and veggies until the warmer weather comes around. Your ancestors figured how to enjoy nutrient-rich plant foods year round, and so you can you. Fit these healthful foods into...

Plant Chat: Jane Velez-Mitchell, Plant-Based Advocate

It is such an honor having the talented Jane Velez-Mitchell on my Plant Chat today. Jane is a nationally known TV journalist, best-selling author, and winner of four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States.  Jane specializes in covering crimes...

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...

Sharon’s Top 5 Meatless Monday Recipes

I’m a huge fan of Meatless Monday! If you’re trying to jump aboard the plant-based bandwagon, it’s your first step. It’s so easy; all you have to do is cut out meat one day a week—on Monday, when you typically have your best intentions for health. By doing so, you can...

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