My Experience Going Vegetarian, Then Vegan

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I love food. I love to talk about it, shop for it, make it, and I really love to eat it. This did not always make for a very healthy lifestyle, but I’ve made significant …



Oven-Baked Chickpea Ratatouille

Oven-Baked Chickpea Ratatouille

This dish is much like ratatouille in appearance, but using chickpeas and an original spice combination. The flavors are complex and the preparation minimal!



Lotsa Vegetable Chowder

Lotsa Vegetable Chowder

You might call this a “corny” chowder instead, because when I tell my two-year-old that I am making my “Heavenly and Heavily Herbaceous Cauliflower Crowded Chowder,” she cracks up. We always have a large quantity …



Two Important Tips from Doug Lisle to Get You Through the Holidays

Two Important Tips from Doug Lisle to Get You Through the Holidays

With the holidays upon us, we all know that we are going to soon be tested.  We will be tempted by holiday goodies, and by our friends and families – to indulge, to join The …



Rethinking My Health After September 11 Exposure

Rethinking My Health After September 11 Exposure

I have been a New York City firefighter for the past sixteen years. During this time I have been exposed to toxins and carcinogens as a result of operating at fires and emergencies. Some calls-to-action …



Plant-Based Diet Made Me Healthier While I Saved Thousands on Insurance

Plant-Based Diet Made Me Healthier While I Saved Thousands on Insurance

I have always been an athlete. From a young age, my mother would place my two brothers and me in any sports activity that was available. I grew up playing baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and …



Cuban Black Bean Soup

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Cuban black bean soup was something I always longed for and missed, until I found a vegetarian version in an old issue of Eating Well. I’ve since adapted that recipe to be vegan and more …