How to put perfectionism in its place

April 7, 2011

Since my college days, I’ve found myself drawn to health promotion and health education because having good health is an integral part of our happiness on a day to day basis. It’s why I got a masters degree in public health, and it’s why I write this blog. Ideally, we all want to stay healthy [...]

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Greens and grocery stores

March 17, 2011
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day – a fitting day to talk about greens. In the photo above are some collards, one of my favorites. As you have probably guessed by now, I love greens of just about any type, and I’ll take any excuse I can get to extol their benefits. If someone asked me what [...]

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Vegan andouille sausage

March 9, 2011
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I’m excited to share with you how I made the vegan andouille-style sausage that I included in the jambalaya I made earlier this week. Yes – homemade vegan sausage! The sausage is what made the jambalaya extra special, so it’s really worth making it for that. But you could use the sausage for anything you’d [...]

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Mixing bowl polenta

March 4, 2011

Mardi Gras is in full swing around here and I’m still reeling from an amazing night of parades last night. In celebration of Mardi Gras, I’m going to make a plant-based version of a traditional New Orleans dish this weekend. Any guesses to what it will be? All will be revealed on Monday, with some [...]

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Everything in its place

February 24, 2011

Today I’d like to tell you about a concept that has made a world of difference for me in the kitchen. It’ll help you enjoy the process of cooking, to stay relaxed and to focus on what you’re doing. It’s a French term called mise en place, and it will change your life. Have you [...]

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Don’t waste that paste

February 17, 2011
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Today I’m going to tell you what to do with that extra tomato paste that remains in the can after you’ve used what you need for your recipe. In addition to helping you prevent waste, it’ll make your life so much easier the next time you need tomato paste. I’m also going to share with [...]

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My shopping list

February 10, 2011

I don’t know if you heard, but Oprah did a show last week about how she and her staff went vegan for a week. What a neat opportunity to bring attention to plant-based diets. I wasn’t able to watch the show, but I did look at some of the resources on her website. One of [...]

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