FOOD

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.
Vegan Holiday Turkey RoastBy Kylee Melo, RDThere are 7.3 million vegetarians who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year. Here is a special recipe to enjoy this holiday season. This is SO much better than the ones you can buy in stores, plus everyone will be impressed at your amazing cooking skills once they taste it. Even non-vegans and vegetarians will love it. So go ahead, impress those taste buds, and make your own vegan turkey this holiday. You can serve this roast alongside our Holiday Stuffing and Gravy! Leftovers? It makes the perfect sandwich meat when you slice it thin. Homemade is always best made. Blessings!
Holiday Stuffing and GravyBy Kylee Melo, RDThe average person consumes a whopping 6,000 calories for Christmas dinner. That’s about 2 pounds worth of calories in a single meal. If you’re not keen to gain weight you will pledge to lose a week later, here are a couple of great recipes to try out this Christmas. They still have a terrific flavor, but far fewer calories. These sides are a perfect complement to our Vegan Holiday Turkey Roast. Enjoy!
Oil-Free GranolaBy Life and Health NetworkAlthough granola has a healthy image, many granolas are actually full of sugar and oil. This granola is perfect for individuals on low-fat diets, it contains no added fats and still tastes great (thanks to the coconut and almond butter). You can also substitute or add in you favorite nuts or dried fruits to suit your taste.
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.