At first glance, those new to miso may find the idea of a fermented soybean paste less than appetizing. But if you give it a try, the flavor, versatility and health benefits of miso are bound to change your mind.
Sprouts are a potent source of antioxidants and are alkalizing to the body. Both of these effects are essential for protecting against disease and strengthening the immune system.
Cabbage has been revered for centuries for its anti-inflammatory properties and versatility in food preparation, but what has really added to cabbage’s credit in the last decade is its potential as a cancer-fighting food.
As a child, I remember fearing the prickles of these wild and rampant weeds. Little did I know that the sting of this plant was protecting a delicious green vegetable, a healing herb and a wonderful vegan-organic fertilizer.
Wheatgrass juice is a rich, green chlorophyll drink, extremely high in enzymes and nutrition. Wheatgrass is easy to grow and ensures a supply of fresh, live vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. The juice can be extracted using a specialized juicer, and is great to drink straight or in a smoothie.
Somehow beans have developed a reputation for being dull, bland and boring, and have almost become a symbol of the common perception of vegan food as being, well… dull, bland and boring. But not only is this not true about vegan food, it’s not even true about beans themselves.
For those who are considering adopting a vegan diet, one of the most common concerns is whether a diet that includes only plant foods can be nutritionally adequate, and provide adequate sources of vitamins and minerals. Considering the position that animal-based foods have in the standard Western diet, this is hardly surprising. However, there is […] Read more
Because the dietary culture of our society revolves around meat, eggs and dairy milk, and because animal food industry lobbyists have been influential over the educational resources that many rely on for information about nutrition, it’s understandable that people are uncertain about whether a vegan diet is nutritionally adequate, especially for those who have specific […] Read more
Nutritional yeast is used frequently in many recipes, and makes a great condiment and seasoning, as it adds a delightfully ’savory’ flavor to everything from pasta and tofu to toast and popcorn. Not only does it do an amazing job of imitating the flavor of cheese – making it an essential ingredient for non-dairy cheese sauces and toppings – it is also nutritionally rich, and an excellent supplement for anyone concerned about their intake of B vitamins, and especially B12.