Kitchen Tools for Vegans Who Love to Cook!

We came up with the idea of writing about kitchen tools for vegans when I realized that preparing healthy, tasty vegan meals requires a set of tools that not everybody has in a typical kitchen. As you start preparing more whole-food, plant-based (and sometimes even raw!) meals, you’ll see how these tools are not gadgets but really helpful companions on your vegan journey.

Few things are more synonymous with summertime than sinking your teeth into a fragrant, steaming corn on the cob, fresh off the grill. And while some purists claim corn needs absolutely no additions, I beg to differ. Subtle enhancements can take a good corn on the cob and turn it into a treat you can’t […]

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With warm days in the forecast, weekends booked up with outdoor plans, and the season’s wardrobe sliding into minimalist mode, summer is an exuberant season that loves to deliver the happy vibes. But while all the fun in the sun is nourishing for the soul, the truth is our skin isn’t always as pleased. A […]

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In case there was any doubt, writing a cookbook is an abundant time in the kitchen. There’s ideas to be explored, recipes to created, foods to shoot photos of, and retests to make for Guinea pigs (aka friends and family, of course!). My experience with my last cookbook, Superfood Soups, was certainly no different: we […]

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Habits are powerful. Habits can be positive, like meditating, or habits can be negative, like smoking. Habits may consist of large or small activities, ranging from hopping on a long bike route every morning before work, to brushing your teeth each night before going to bed. But what all habits have in common is frequency. […]

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Exciting news: Smart Plants has officially hit bookstore shelves nationwide!  The new year is upon us, and with it comes an ideal time set new goals and resolutions to promote self-improvement and personal growth. But how well you pursue your goals – truly any goal – roots back to one key element: the strength of your brain. Want to […]

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If you feel like your mind needs some extra TLC these days, you’re not alone.  Once upon a time, our life was . . . different. In fact, whether you go back 10,000, 1,000, or even just 100 years ago, our day-to-day tasks and mental demands were a far cry from what they are today. For most of […]

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These nootropics not only support brain health and brain wellness, they can actually improve your mental performance and basic brain operations – they improve the way you think.

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Pink frosted cupcakes. Bright green smoothies. Bubbly blue cocktails. Who doesn’t love the lure of vividly-colored foods? Using colors to enhance the visual appeal of our foods is nothing new, but that’s not to say all of our modern applications have been exactly what you’d call a smooth process. Though natural, plant-based dyes have been […]

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Keeping meals low-key is the subscribed vibe of summer, and few dishes do it better than kabobs. (Food-on-a-stick always equals fun, right?). Once assembled in advance, kabobs grill up in mere minutes, and delight even picky eaters with a colorful lineup of tasty morsels, meant to be enjoyed one at a time. Although kabobs don’t […]

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Health experts near and far have touted the benefits of healthy snacking . Snacks consisting of nutrient-dense whole foods such as nuts, fruits, vegetables, and superfoods assist in keeping your body’s energy levels steady with their quality fuel, and simultaneously help you avoid the nagging hunger pangs that can notoriously lead to unhealthy food choices. […]

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