What I Ate as a Vegan in Hawaii

In the land of papayas, apple bananas and pineapples, it's a fruit lover's paradise. There are so many options when eating vegan in Hawaii and I was lucky enough to eat my way around the Big Island for the past two weeks. Even beyond fruit, you're sure to find some of your favorite dishes and … Continue reading What I Ate as a Vegan in Hawaii

How to Order Vegan at Any Restaurant

If there were ever a hard part about being vegan, it would probably have to be eating out. Not that dining out as a vegan is difficult, it just requires some planning and a little finesse. And don’t worry, it’s rare that you’ll have a not-so-great vegan option. In fact, usually the vegan meal has … Continue reading How to Order Vegan at Any Restaurant

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Protein. The most talked about, and most misunderstood macronutrient. Everyone is so worried about not getting enough protein but do we even know how much we need? While this nutrient is imperative to health and proper body function, big companies have exaggerated our need for it, leading us to become a society obsessed with protein. … Continue reading How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Plant-Based Vending Machines to Pop up in San Francisco

Plant-based company leCupboard plans to install the first of 30 food vending machines in strategic locations throughout San Francisco over the next three months. The goal is that these interactive machines will help people fight disease with food. “The goal is to reconnect preventative healthcare with food,” said founder Lamiaâ Bounahmidi. “Everyone is going around … Continue reading Plant-Based Vending Machines to Pop up in San Francisco

What the Health is Now on Netflix

Netflix has just added “the health film that health organizations don't want you to see,” as described by the filmmakers, Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. What the Health gives an eye opening account of the relationship between diet and health. “What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary … Continue reading What the Health is Now on Netflix

Doctors & Nurses Go Vegan to Teach Patients

As plant-based diets become more popular, there has been a shift in the acceptance of their health benefits among the medical community. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asserts that eating vegan is “appropriate for all stages of the life-cycle” and that plant-based foods are “healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the … Continue reading Doctors & Nurses Go Vegan to Teach Patients

LAUSD Schools to Offer Vegan Lunch Option

In a pivotal moment for the vegan movement, Los Angeles Unified School District has unanimously voted to pilot a program to offer more vegan lunch options to students. The LAUSD Board of Education approved this resolution during a school board meeting on Tuesday. The pilot will begin in August and be provided at no extra … Continue reading LAUSD Schools to Offer Vegan Lunch Option

A Vegan Thanksgiving Even Carnivores Will Love

Thanksgiving is not a vegan-friendly holiday. There’s cream in the mashed potatoes, bird juices in the gravy, butter in the stuffing, oh and there’s the turkey too. Vegans are usually stuck with a plate full of green beans or bringing our own vegan food. It’s time to change that. As we know, it’s so easy … Continue reading A Vegan Thanksgiving Even Carnivores Will Love

Abuelita’s Crisp Green Beans

My husband's mom and late abuelita are known for their amazing abilities in the kitchen. I've shared my mother-in-law's unbelievable Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe. This time, a simple yet tasty recipe from James's abuelita. Ingredients: 8 ounces green beans 2 cloves garlic, chopped ¼ cup sweet onions, chopped ½ cup shaved almonds 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and … Continue reading Abuelita’s Crisp Green Beans

Mother-in-Law’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

As with every great recipe that's been passed down through family, the original instructions of this recipe were vague. Add a little of this. Pour in some of this. Cook until it looks done. I've attempted here to put my mother-in-law's amazing stuffing recipe into writing. Cook with this in mind. This is a free-flowing recipe … Continue reading Mother-in-Law’s Thanksgiving Stuffing