Sautéed Kale with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt

Do you ever feel like you just want something easy but healthy, while also tasty and comforting for dinner? I’ll often make this recipe for sautéed kale along with some potato rounds for a light dinner if I’ve had a heavy lunch or am too tired to make anything that requires forethought or energy and it always winds up being just what I needed.

People are often surprised how amazingly delicious and un-boring a …

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How to Veganize Your Fridge

One of the easiest ways to transition to a vegan diet is to simply replace the dairy products you have in your fridge with plant-based substitutes!

There are very few legit reasons as to why we should continue eating meat and dairy products when most people living in cities and suburbs have access to plant-based alternatives at our nearest health food store.

That said, not all vegan dairy and meat substitutes are made equal, which …

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Vegan in the White Mountains!

This winter, I’ve made two trips the White Mountains in New Hampshire and thought I’d share my experiences traveling and doing outdoor activities there as a vegan!

The White Mountains, which include Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, are towards the northern end of the Appalachian trail and include some of the most rugged peaks on the East Coast. The area is beautiful, and even though I lived in central Maine during the years I …

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Shells n’ “Cheese”

This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. I usually use quinoa shells instead of macaroni, as I prefer the size and shape. In this particular cheese sauce, I add coconut oil and white miso, which add to the richness and flavor of the cheese sauce.

The creaminess of the cashews, the cheddary-ness of the nutritional yeast, and the tartness of lemon or lime juice create a very cheesy taste and texture, that doesn’t involve …

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Potato Rounds

Grounding, filling, earthy, comforting… these are some words that come to mind when I think about potatoes. In my opinion, these’s no better snack or (really) lazy dinner than some baked potato slices.

Like most others, I had been raised thinking that potatoes were fattening, empty calories. However, when I began practicing intuitive eating a few years ago, I started to sense that they weren’t as bad as they had been made out to be …

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Must-Watch Documentaries + Vegan Popcorn Recipe!

I first got into watching documentaries as a senior in college, when I was taking a course called American Independent Films. Every week our class would watch “indie films,” films outside the major film studio system that are either quirky, gritty, or deal with fringe topics that don’t normally get coverage in the mainstream media. As part of our course, we went to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah for 10 days. This was a …

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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

This delicious vegan fettuccine alfredo is my go-to meal when I’m cooking for a group of people. Not only is it super easy to make, but even picky eaters and skeptics of vegan food love it. Everyone is usually surprised that there’s no cheese in it, since the nutritional yeast and cashews create a convincingly cheesy taste and texture. I usually add kale, because kale goes fabulously with the sauce, but you can sub with …

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Health Benefits of Nature

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” -Gary Snyder

Our planet is extraordinarily beautiful.

And yet…the majority of the time we find ourselves amidst artificial and man-made surroundings that fail to inspire and nourish us as nature does. We are adapted to be in nature, but rather than seek fulfillment and healing in the natural environment, we turn to computer screens, gadgets, and pharmaceutical drugs. This movement away from nature and towards …

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Scrambled Chickpea Omelette with Onions, Swiss Chard, and Guac

Chickpea flour omelettes are now one of favorite foods when I want something filling and yet light that’s easy to make. But as many times as I’ve made them, I still haven’t been able to master the technique of flipping them over, and as a result they wind up pretty messy-looking. Finally it occurred to me: why don’t I just make them scrambled from now on? After all, scrambled eggs are pretty much the same …

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Exercise Tips

Experts are now saying that most important factors in preventative medicine are nutrition, quality relationships, and exercise. However, the majority of Americans don’t eat healthily nor do they exercise. The fact that most of us are following the Standard American Diet (SAD) and not exercising goes a long way towards explaining why our healthcare system is broken and why we spend billions of dollars on pharmaceutical drugs every year.

Despite their habits, I believe that …

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