writer, advocate, holistic health coach

Month: August 2016

Not-So-Southern Collard Greens

Not-So-Southern Collard Greens

These greens are decidedly un-Southern, mainly because they are not seasoned with animal flesh. It is very simple to make a tasty, healthy, cruelty-free version of this Southern classic using just a tiny bit of olive oil for richness, or omit the oil for an even healthier […]

Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream

I confess: I’m one of those vegans who used to say things like “I love cheese,” and “I don’t know how to live without dairy.” (Mexican food and baked potatoes without sour cream? No thanks.) Now? I am coming up on my five-year veganversary and […]

Ten Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast

Ten Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast

When I first joined the vegan community, I kept hearing about this mysterious stuff called nutritional yeast. I found it in the bulk bins at my local grocery store, and I bought a few scoops of the flaky, yellow substance. The next step: learning what the […]

Vegetable and Three Bean Salad

Vegetable and Three Bean Salad

This recipe was inspired by some vegetable salsa my friend Jennifer brought me – it was AMAZING! I made a few modifications – not as much oil and sugar/sugar substitute, different beans and peppers, and walnut oil instead of canola oil. You can adjust the […]

Why Vegan?

Why Vegan?

Per the Vegan Society, “veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” It isn’t just a diet, it is a […]

Five Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

Five Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

Blueberries are super tasty and they make a heck of a pie or cobbler, but they are also a powerhouse of nutrition and health benefits. They are low fat, low calorie, and full of fiber, and they are packed with antioxidants, which are known to […]

Ten Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

Ten Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

As my essential oils mentor said, lavender is the “Swiss army knife” of essential oils. If you’re interested in implementing essential oils in your daily health and wellness routine, lavender is a good place to start. Read on for 10 of the many uses of […]