Ever since he discovered that you are what you eat, Ayal has been cooking without added fat. Since scrambles and other fried dishes are his favorite, nonstick cookware is his new best friend. Ayal has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University, as well as a Masters Degree in Science from M.I.T.
It seems hard to believe, but the FDA is expected to finally implement a requirement for big chains to post calorie counts. The FDA has released draft guidelines about how food service businesses will have to label their menus by May 2018!
It’s not just restaurants that need to comply, the requirement also applies to Continue reading →
Well we can’t say we’re surprised, but the numbers are pretty staggering: a comprehensive new study that has been ongoing since 1980 attributes as many as 184,000 deaths annually world wide to the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. The United States alone had more than 25,000 deaths per year attributed to the drinks.
The study was conducted by researchers from Harvard in association with several other universities. The research included 62 dietary surveys in 51 countries, with Continue reading →
We’re so excited about the new documentary PlantPure Nation! From the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, it’s currently on a 23 city sneak peek tour, and will be broadly released starting in July 2015. You can support the movie at their kickstarter page, and check out the trailer here:
We’re very excited that this month the Navajo Nation will be instituting North America’s first ever junk food tax! While it’s certainly not a game changer in the world of junk food, it’s “one small step for mankind” in the direction of public policy actually encouraging health for a change.
The new tax is 2 percent on soda, chips, and other junk foods. In a related positive development, in 2014 the Navajo Nation removed a 5 percent tax on vegetables and fruits. Now that’s a real treat!
Came across this brilliant idea on reddit about how to store beans and grains. All credit including idea and photo goes to reddit user MostiquoBLASTER. Basically it’s a wine rack with a bunch of juice bottles instead of wine bottles, with home-made stickers for labels. So simple, so genius!
Nutritional information is included at the bottom of this recipe.
My mom is an awesome cook, and she sometimes surprises me with amazing dishes made from ingredients I previously thought I didn’t like. I’ve never been a big fan of cauliflower, and I’m not a big soup eater.
But her vegan cauliflower soup blew me away the first time I had it. I just couldn’t stop eating it! Now it’s one of my all time faves, and I even bought an immersion blender so I can make it myself. Yum!
Besides being insanely tasty, this soup is incredibly easy to make. It’s also super healthy since with no added oil it’s extremely low in fat. So simple, so delicious. You can’t beat Continue reading →
UPDATE: This recipe was originally posted at HathaYoga.com. Nutritional information is included at the bottom of this post. Recipe by Ellen Naor, photos by Jacob Naor.
My mom has been cooking low fat vegan for years, and she’s an amazing cook. This is one of her signature creations. She wanted to call these “Dad’s Favorite Pancakes”, which they are. But while he does help her cook, the recipe is all hers. So I convinced her to let me call them “Mom’s Magical Vegan Blueberry Pancakes”!
So you might ask what makes my mom’s pancakes magical? Because they magically disappear! Not only are these delicious, but they’re low fat and super healthy too. You can eat a big stack of them, guilt free! Check out the complete nutritional Continue reading →
UPDATE: This recipe was originally posted at HathaYoga.com. Nutritional information is included at the bottom of this recipe.
I’ve made a lot of variations of vegan tofu scrambles in my time, but this one is hands down my favorite. It’s incredibly tasty with fantastic texture, and is super healthy for you to boot. It’s also easy and quick to make. Can’t argue with that!
This scramble is super low fat since it’s cooked using no oil at all, not even when frying. All of the ingredients are extremely low fat. In fact, what little fat is in the dish comes from the low fat tofu! Continue reading →