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What Would We Do Without Hummus?

What Would We Do Without Hummus?

The dictionary defines hummus as a paste or dip made up of four basic ingredients: chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and tahini (sesame seed paste).

This protein-rich treat is enjoyed by millions around the world and is a dietary staple for many plant-based eaters. (more…)

Living Long in Loma Linda

Living Long in Loma Linda

This is the 3rd article in our Blue Zones series.

In this blog post, we will focus on a Blue Zone based in Loma Linda, California: a community of around 9000 Seventh-Day Adventists who live as much as a decade longer than the average American. (more…)

Hats off to Nurses Everywhere

Hats off to Nurses Everywhere

One of the many reasons we choose to follow a plant-based diet is the desire to live long and in good health.

But what happens when we get sick, and that good health is snatched away from us? (more…)

It Is Hot!

It Is Hot!

Celebrating National Totally Chipotle Day

Did you know that as of 2011, there were over 38,000 restaurants in the U.S. waiting to satisfy your appetite for Mexican food? (more…)

Power to the Picnic

Power to the Picnic

Is there anything more relaxing that eating a delicious meal outside with the sun warming your skin, quietly listening to the comforting sounds of nature?

Even though picnicking is not something we do every day, hopefully we have all been lucky enough to enjoy a picnic at some point in our lives. (more…)

The Okinawan Way

The Okinawan Way

Important Lessons About Diet and Longevity

Being old may be perceived as something to fear: a time of life that is riddled with disease, chronic pain, and physical limitations. (more…)

How to Enter the Blue Zone

How to Enter the Blue Zone

This is the first article in a series devoted to the subject of Blue Zones.

In some of our past blog posts we have mentioned the Blue Zones, but the topic is so important that I would like to dive deeper. (more…)

Celebrating Soy Foods (All Month Long)

Celebrating Soy Foods (All Month Long)

Soy is one of those foods that divides people into two camps: those who love it and those who do not.

Some say soy is a gift of nature, brimming with health benefits.

While others are convinced that it is dangerous and should be avoided. (more…)

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