What’s In a Label? Vegan vs. Low-fat

I have a love-tolerate-yuck relationship with mayonnaise. When I was a kid, I thought mayonnaise slathered between two slices of white bread was IT! Sometimes I layered cheese and tomato in there, but I was just as happy with a mayonnaise sandwich, dunking chunks of it into glasses of cherry kool-aid (but that’s another story).…

More fruits! More Veggies!

You know why I loved being a vegan? NO GUILT! No dietary guilt. As long as I stayed away from processed foods, I could eat whatever fruits and vegetables I wanted, as much as I wanted, without any animal by-product guilt for consuming foods containing dairy or the fat or body fluids of an animal.…

Vegetarian Chili: Cold-weather comfort

I despise the cold weather! Well, that’s not entirely true. For me, a brisk 57 – 60 degrees is chilly to me, but manageable if I’m layered. But the closer those numbers dip to 50, the more miserable I get. But no food spells comfort better for me than a low-fat, belly-warming stew, soup or…

No diets: Loving My Monthly Indulgence 

I should cut certain foods out of my diet. Well,  I did that already: No meat,  no pasta, a limit on processed food, and bread only when my grandchildren are coming over. And I should say a loud NO! to my screaming cravings. But WHY? I’m blessed at 55 years old to be fairly healthy…

Nix bread: Get saucy with a healthy dunk

Way before I’d ever slurped the end of a doughnut dunked in creamy coffee or even heard of Dunkin’ Donuts, dunking my food was my preferred way of eating it. Now back then, I ate a lot more bread, but my thighs could afford it, and I definitely indulged. There was just something delicious about…

Easy ways to keep nutrition commitments

Couch Technology: press a button to discover all you need to know about eating more fruits and veggies, purchasing a Nutribullet, or cutting meat out of your diet. But if you really want to improve your health for life, you need to get up off that couch and find ways to make it all work.…

Vegan health? Portion control is better

When I was 50, I said goodbye to all dairy, eggs, bread, pasta, and white/wheat flour products and converted my vegetarian status to vegan. I’d been flirting with the idea for years ’cause it fit my way of thinking. I’d already proven that I didn’t need to consume flesh to be healthy. So, it seemed…

5 Likely Reasons You Picked Up That Snack

For the first year as a private duty caregiver – in an Orthodox Jewish home – my sense of nutritional control completely disappeared. I was a vegan when I started – no dairy, eggs, or anything made with dairy or eggs, which included nearly everything my new client offered me. I ate whatever she offered…

Bored foodie no more

You know, I love that I decided 24 years ago to cut meat out of my diet. I’ve never once regretted that decision, nor has a drop of meat touched my tongue. Ugh! Except once while out with a friend, he ordered the chicken quesadilla and I ordered the veggie quesadilla, and the waiter brought…