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Jess Parsons

Weeding and Eating

Jess Parsons | November 22, 2012 | Food

Read More: free, frugal, fruits, green smoothie, greens, mint, weeds

"You have some lovely dandelions," said my mother. "Yes," I thought, "the yard is full of them." "So, do you mind if I pick some for lunch?""Ummm, sure..." Have all the weeds you want. Weirdo. But Mom would be proud...

Chef AJ

Thanksgiving Recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian

Chef AJ | November 8, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef AJ, lentils, raw, vegan, vegan holiday recipes, vegetarian recipes

Here are 8 easy, delcious and nutritious recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian.  If you have any questions about the recipes we are doing a live tweet chat on Wednesday, November 14th. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  ...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Vegan For the Holidays is Your Must-Have Cookboook for Festive Winter Celebrations

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 4, 2012 | Food

Read More: cookbook, Vegan for the Holidays, vegan holiday recipes, Zel Allen

Zel Allen Offers Whole Foods, Plant-Based Recipes To Delight Your Guests Expectations are high for holiday meals. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years - and all the parties and house guests in between - vegans may wonder...

Chef AJ

Apple Pie without an oven!!!

Chef AJ | August 31, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: Chef AJ, fruits, milk alternatives, smoothies

The perfect summer treat! Tastes like apple pie in a glass. To see the Chef and The Dietitian LIVE and in person sign up at www.HealthyTasteofLA.com...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Astronaut Food, or Why Braces are Cool When You're Old

Jess Parsons | August 24, 2012 | Food

Read More: astronauts, beans, potato, smoothies, teenagers, teeth, vegan recipes

It's cool to get braces when you're old, because: Your peers congratulate you or sympathise - instead of calling you names and avoiding you Your kids think your new hardware is interesting, or even sparkly (my 4 year-old girl)...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Truth About Whole Grains

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 23, 2012 | Food

Read More: weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet, whole grains

A Seed by Any Other Name is Still a Seed Real world studies of what people eat show, over and over again, that if you consume whole grains you will be healthier and thinner. Yet outlandish statements in the popular...

Chef AJ

Our Favorite Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Chef AJ | July 24, 2012 | Add category, Celebrities, Food, Health, Video

Read More: Chef AJ, dates, fatfree, lemon, nutritional yeast

Not only don't you need oil to make a delicious salad dressing, you don't need nuts or seeds either! :) This dressing takes minutes to make and you can easily change the flavor by using different mustards or substituting...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Plant-Based Pharmacist's Favorite Recipe Sites

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 12, 2012 | Food

Read More: cooking, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist, recipes, vegan recipes, vegetarian recipes

For approximately three years I've been writing on the science and health benefits of plant-based diets. This kind of information is very important for understanding why you should follow a plant-based diet. However, many people (especially newcomers to the plant-based...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How to Make Fruit Salad Everyone Will Love

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 8, 2012 | Food

Read More: fruit salad, whole food plant-based diets, whole foods plant-based recipes

 Easy Elegance for Picnics and Get-Togethers If you are figuring out a fast, easy dish for any gathering, from a summer picnic to an elegant dinner party, fruit salad is your solution. Colorful fruit salad is gorgeous and tempting, bringing...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Lavender: A Colorful Flavor

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 17, 2012 | Food

Read More: antioxidants, essential oils, Herbes de Provence, herbs, lavender

Enrich Your Cooking With the Distinct Taste and Fragrance of Lavender I’d never seen so many hard-working bees. As I relaxed into the rural vista, surrounded by fields of lavender in stunning purples, the hum of the bees soothed me...

Jess Parsons

Outsmart that Food Package

Jess Parsons | June 4, 2012 | Food

Read More: animal products, antibiotics, fatfree, glycemic index, glycemic response, lowfat, processed food, refined grains, salt, sugar, wholegrains

Jeff Novick has it absolutely right. Never, ever, believe anything on the front of the package. Because they can say anything.But even when they tell the truth, watch out. Learn a few packaging tricks on your way to better...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: birthdays, frugal, home cooking, kids, vegan, vegan chocolate, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: birthdays, cake, chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Vegparadise Blog

Starbucks Is Seeing Red

Vegparadise Blog | May 8, 2012 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: carmine, cochineal, food coloring, Starbucks

  Starbucks announced its products would no longer contain cochineal extract, a red coloring made from crushed insects. As we explained ten years ago in our initial story, carmine or cochineal appears in many products marketed to people who are...

Vegparadise Blog

Enter a Contest Where Everyone Wins

Vegparadise Blog | May 2, 2012 | Food, Health

Read More: meat warning label, Vegetarians in Paradise Contest

Let's face it. What this country needs is a warning label placed on each package of meat--something like the one on packages of cigarettes, but maybe more colorful. All of us have come to realize that Meat is Dangerous and...

Jess Parsons

Beat 7 traps for healthy kids

Jess Parsons | April 7, 2012 | Food

Read More: children, diet score, dietary guidelines, family, fruits, vegetable

How do you and your kids rate on the 4-Leaf scale?  Modern life can make it very hard to keep to a simple and healthy diet for your family. Once you're in the know, you can at least avoid...

J Morris Hicks

Academic "Unfreedom" at Cornell---T. Colin Campbell

J Morris Hicks | April 3, 2012 | Food, Health

Read More: academic freedom food, academic freedom T Colin Campbell, cornell academic freedom

The headline in the Cornell Progressive on March 8, 2012 We may no longer have academic freedom at Cornell or ANY of our schools of nutrition, but the first amendment is alive and well. And it was recently exercised by Dr. T....