Let food be thy medicine. Learn how changing your diet from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes, and then put it into practice by following our easy plant-based recipes.
NoEgg-NogBy Desiree KröperNothing says Christmas more than being snuggled up in a blanket next to the fireplace drinking a glass of eggnog—or in this case, an even better than eggnog!Vegan Melted CheeseBy María HummelOne of the characteristics that people miss most about cheese when they stop using it is its texture when it melts. This version of vegetarian cheese has a texture very similar to melted cheese, and therefore is excellent for use in recipes such as Salvadoran pupusas or any other recipe that requires melted cheese.Sofrito BoricuaBy María HummelThe sofrito is one of the most important ingredients of Puerto Rican food, since it is used to make almost all the most important dishes. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it is very simple, healthy, and also easy to prepare. It can be used to flavor many stews and dishes, including soups and rice.Chia PuddingBy María HummelChia seeds are well known for their high content of nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. With this attractive presentation you can provide a pretty nutritious and healthy dessert on special occasions or whenever you like.Surprise CookiesBy María HummelBecause these cookies are made without refined flour, they are much healthier than other recipes since they have much more fiber and a good amount of protein. However, since they are sweetened, it is recommended that diabetics consume them in very moderate amounts and as part of a program to eliminate insulin resistance.Baked TostonesBy María HummelTostones (also known as patacones, tachinos, fried or sliced) are undoubtedly very delicious. However, because it is traditionally a fried dish, it contains high calories and fat. Fortunately, instead of frying, you can bake, which makes them a much healthier option.Healthy PupusasBy María HummelPerhaps the most traditional dish in El Salvador, pupusas have reached international popularity. They are usually filled with cheese, pork rinds or refried beans and served with tanned cabbage and tomato sauce. For this healthy version we use vegan cheese to reduce both the amount of calories and saturated fat, although they can also be filled with red or black “flipped” beans, which can be prepared without fat.Mushroom PozoleBy María HummelThe pozole is a tasty traditional Mexican dish that is usually prepared with pork, and that is very easy to prepare. This vegetarian version is much lighter since it is much lower in fat, especially saturated fats. The vegetables that are added at the time of serving make this recipe provide a good amount of fiber and nutrients for the body.Vegetarian AjiacoBy María HummelThis delicious Colombian dish is usually prepared with chicken, but in this vegetarian version chickpeas or peas are used to add vegetable protein and substitute meat. In this way we obtain a very tasty yet nutritious and healthy dish.