How To Press Tofu

Vegan cooking often includes tofu, and many recipes call for you to "press" it. The first time I saw that direction, I was totally bewildered and had to consult my friend "Google" for help. Basically, pressing tofu is a process that squeezes water out and helps the tofu cook and absorb flavors better. Below is a step by step guide with pictures to walk you through pressing tofu. For this method you need 2 cutting boards, a knife, paper towels, and something heavy (like a kettle full of water). ...

A Personal Health Journey

Hello everyone, today I want to begin with a confession about my struggles with being overweight. I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. I was at a normal weight until around age 7 or 8. Then I discovered that food was comforting, and I ate myself into obesity. At the time, my family life had been turned upside down after my parents’ divorce and my mother’s remarriage to a man who stole her identity and left her financially devastated. In the following years I experienced more ...

What Does “Natural” Mean?

Does this sound familiar? You’re at a grocery store trying to decide on which brand of an item you’re going to buy, and then a bright green label pops out at you because it says it’s “natural”. You choose the “natural” item because it must be better/healthier/less artificial than its competitors, right? Would it surprise you to know that being “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean any of those are true? Unlike “organic”, the term “natural” does not have a legal ...

Do Plant-Based Diets Cause Scurvy? In One Word: No!

ABC News recently published an article entitled “Rare Case of Scurvy in Infant Highlights Potential Dangers of Plant-based Diet”. In the article, Dr. Jake Rosenberg, a Resident in psychiatry, attempts to argue that a plant-based diet caused scurvy (a severe form of vitamin c deficiency) for an infant who was fed almond milk when a “doctor” suggested they switch the baby from an infant formula when the baby began to have skin problems. Um, what?? Apparently, Dr. Rosenberg is ...

Who Do The New USDA Dietary Guidelines Really Help?

In 2015 the USDA was working to revise dietary guidelines for the American people. In March 2015, it appeared that the USDA was planning to drop any limits on dietary cholesterol consumption. In May, I interviewed Dr. James Kenney, a nutritional biochemistry expert for his take on the issue. [The interview is still available, in case you missed it.] According to Kenney, this was a poorly shrouded attempt to cater to the egg board and livestock industry by minimizing the role dietary cholesterol ...

The 95% Vegan Weight Loss Solution: A Power-Packed Plan By The Pros

We are so excited about our new eBook, The 95% Vegan Weight Loss Solution and its potential for helping people move towards a plant-based diet while getting healthier and losing weight. What makes this diet special is that its nutrient balance is crafted by Dr. Jamie Noll, an experienced dietitian who knows how to balance her patient’s meals so that they avoid “blood-sugar crashes” or feeling deprived of their favorite foods The 95% Vegan Weight Loss Solution includes Dr. Jamie’s new ...

Peach Sorbet

Sorbets are a great way to get your daily intake of fruit. Here is a recipe from The 95% Vegan Weight Loss Solution for fresh, homemade and healthy sorbet!

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Muffins

These muffins are a delicious and good-for-you part of The 95% Vegan Weight Loss Solution. They are an example of just one of dozens of recipes that are part of a plan to help you lose weight and reclaim your best health.

The 5 Earliest Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Happy New Year, everyone!!! It seems it has been so long since I have written a blog for you.  Caitlin and I have been extremely busy with both professional and personal projects.  On top of working on the cafe and e-books, I have been studying to become a yoga teacher (more on that in future blogs and other works), and we have been suffering through the re-modeling of our personal kitchen (which you will see in our upcoming videos!). As you know, I am extremely passionate about ...

Selfie Science – Try It On Yourself!

In The 95% Vegan Diet , I discussed my physical experience after giving up dairy products. Casein, the major protein found in milk, has been implicated in a number of autoimmune diseases, such as asthma and type 1 diabetes. It has also been aligned as a carcinogen (cancer causing agent) by T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study. After giving up dairy for about 3 weeks, I suddenly noticed I was no longer taking ibuprofen or glucosamine every day as I had been for at least a year prior to ...