Monday, August 29, 2016

Dairy-Free But Missing Cheese? You Need This In Your Life

Living a plant based lifestyle does not mean you need to give up pleasurable foods. In the last year, the vegan cheese market has taken a huge step forward, offering incredible accessible options that are even better than the foods they replace. These delectable cheeses can be found in most Whole Foods Markets and many local shops. We're also huge fans of Miyoko's Kitchen's Cheeses and Riverdel - Fine Foods. Dairy Free. cultured nut cheeses. #choosecompassion #dairyfree #vegancheese
Nearly everyone we've talked to who has gone vegan or has given up dairy (for lactose intolerance or other dietary issues) has said the same thing: "I miss cheese." Is breaking up with cheese the hardest part of switching to a dairy-free...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Enjoy the Last Days of Summer With the Season’s Freshest and Juiciest Berries

The pick-your-own berries at my CSA have been amazing this season. Pick up extra when they are local in-season and on sale, and you can freeze them to enjoy later on. #eatarainbow #yogafood
Summer brings us so much fresh produce, we could spend all our time (and money) at the farmers market. Stand after stand offers us the most colorful, fresh, and delicious veggies and fruits including berries. Summer is the peak season for berries of all colors, shapes, and sizes – strawberries, rasp......

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Vegan Outreach

This has pretty much been my go-to meal for the past two weeks. #quickandeasy #wfpb #veganpasta
Here's an easy way to spice up your spaghetti! via Plant Based on a Budget...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements |

Why I don't use or recommend protein supplements. #gettheleadout #wfpb #allplantshaveprotein #wholefoods #nutritionfacts
A Consumer Reports investigation into the safety of protein supplements found that more than half exceed the California Prop 65 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act action levels....

Friday, August 5, 2016

Kendrick Farris using a different fuel to power him to Rio

Olympian Kendrick Yahcob Farris is one of the strongest American athletes. But the fuel propelling him to Rio is a bit surprising. "My son was born almost two years ago and something happened where I was like I'm just seeing the whole thing. So I'm like I need to do something different. Like how do you get back to what is the most purest form of our life, our being and it started with the food," said Farris who will be making his third appearance in the Olympics in August. On Facebook he wrote about his decision to go vegan: "I'm happy to report my life has changed for the better I feel like a new person." Listen to his story here: #plantbasedathletes #veganolympian #realstrengthiscompassion
Kendrick Farris is one of the strongest American athletes, but the fuel propelling him to Rio is a bit surprising. The Shreveport product is a vegan....

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Doctors not taught to discuss diet, nutrition with patients

"What we eat helps our bodies either run better and more efficiently or malfunction," Colby said. "Diet and nutrition will take us either on the path to wellness or on the path to disease." We are slowly challenging the norm that doctors do not consult patients on the role of diet and lifestyle. #wfpb #foodRx
Good diet and nutrition can put you on a path to health and wellness, but it's unusual to find doctors who are trained well enough and can spend the time required to have this conversation with patients....