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How to Roast Garlic Without Using Oil

Roasted Garlic

Do you love adding freshly roasted garlic to recipes, or enjoy eating it by itself, but you're not sure how to roast it without adding olive oil? It turns out you are not alone. And, fortunately many people have been experimenting and submitting recipes. As a fan of roasted garlic I am happy to present...

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Kathy Freston's Dog Inspired her to Go Plant-Based

Kathy Freston's Dog Inspired her to Go Plant-Based

Growing up in Georgia, Kathy Freston, a well-known health and wellness activist who promotes the benefits of eating a whole-food, plant-based diet, loved eating chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes smothered with bacon and butter. As a teen and young adult, her acne, low energy level, and 20-pound weight gain led her into trying several types...

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Oats 101 - A Buyer's Guide to Choosing Oats

Oats 101 - A Buyer's Guide to Choosing Oats

Oats come in many different shapes and sizes -- rolled oats, steel-cut, oat groats, quick and instant. Sound confusing? What's the difference? If you're asking these questions, Lindsay Nixon, creator of Happy Herbivore is here to help. Her article, Oat Types, Rolled and More, describes each form of oat product and what purpose it serves in...

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Let the Chef and the Dietitian Inspire You!

Let the Chef and the Dietitian Inspire You!

You may already be familiar with Chef Abbie Jaye (Chef AJ) and Julieanna Hever; two multi-talented and well-known culinary instructors, speakers, authors and television personalities in the plant-based diet community -- but have you seen their 60+ episodes of The Chef and the Dietitian on YouTube? This lively duo not only demonstrates how to make quick...

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Dr. John McDougall Offers Label Reading Advice

Dr. John McDougall Offers Label Reading Advice

Eating a whole-food, nutrient-rich, oil-free, plant-based diet focuses on consuming foods that aren't sold in a package or have a label. As Dr. Michael Klaper likes to say "Eat food as grown!" In other words, choose food items that are as close as possible to how they are found growing in nature. For instance, corn...

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How to Make Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese

How to Make Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese

For most people, cheese was the hardest item to give up after making the switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet. This is no surprise, since cheese contains opiate-like compounds which are physically addictive. Although it may have been difficult to give up, avoiding any form of dairy will improve your health significantly! Many people wonder...

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How to Caramelize and Sauté Without Using Oil

How to Caramelize and Sauté Without Using Oil

"Caramelize onions without using any oil? No way!" That's a pretty typical first reaction to those who are starting to eat an oil-free, plant-based diet. Not only can it be done, but renowned Chef Del Sroufe will show you how in his step-by-step video from Wellness Forum Foods. Chef Del has perfected the technique of caramelizing...

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Plant-Based Meals Delivered to Your Front Door!

Plant-Based Meals Delivered to Your Front Door!

Did you know that there are numerous businesses that will purchase plant-based food for you, prepare it, and deliver it right to your front door? Dustin Rudolph PharmD, also known as The Plant-Based Pharmacist, has compiled a list of services that provide either fully cooked ready-to-eat meals, frozen meals, or fresh ingredients that allows you to...

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What is Nutritional Yeast and How Can it Be Used?

What is Nutritional Yeast and How Can it Be Used?

Nutritional yeast, sometimes referred to as "nooch," has grown tremendously in popularity for those eating a diet free from animal products. Be that as it may, you may be asking yourself -- what the heck is nutritional yeast? Susan Voison, creator of FatFree Vegan Kitchen, has actually written an article with that title!  Susan explains...

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How do I Cook Beans?

How do I Cook Beans?

Foods that have sustained many different cultures for many centuries are generally quite simple to prepare. This is true with beans. There are really only four steps between us and a pot of home-cooked beans ready to be ladled over a bed of quinoa, mashed and folded into a tortilla, or sprinkled on a salad....

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Simplify Meal Planning with These Helpful Guides

Simplify Meal Planning with These Helpful Guides

Once you've made the commitment to eating an oil-free, whole-food, plant-based diet, you will then be wondering "How do I plan meals without using all the foods that I used to enjoy?" Don't worry, there's numerous resources available that will help guide you through planning nutritious (as well as delicious) meals for your family! Preparing...

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Learn the Basics of Plant-Based Cooking

Learn the Basics of Plant-Based Cooking

Once we're convinced that plant-based is the best path to optimal health, we're faced with a new question: How can I cook this way? Our good friends at Forks Over Knives can help. Starting January 5, 2016, they offer an online class that starts with the basics and works up to over 100 whole-food, plant-based,...

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