Veganuary? Make Meatless Marvelous

Loaded Hummus with Smoky Mushrooms and Blistered Chickpeas January is a big month for food-and drink-related resolutions (1). Participation in Veganuary, a 31-day challenge of going vegan for the month of January, has grown, with a record-breaking global sign-up rate of over 600,000 people for 2023 (2). Will a month of eating a completely free […]

Do You Need a Spring Cleanse?

Yoga and Nutrition are Perfect Partners  Multi-Grain & Vegetable Stir-Fry with Crisp Tofu and Peanuts   Recently one of my favorite yoga instructors at the Pine Lake Club, Rebecca, asked me speak about dietary approaches to “cleansing” before a cleansing yoga workshop she was leading.  As the dietitian-nutritionist for the club, I said “sure, but….” […]

Super-Squash for Fall Cooking

Red Lentil Dal with Winter Squash and Tarka Winter squash is often called a “super food” because of its excellent nutrient profile.  A cup of butternut squash cubes, baked, has a mere 56 calories, 4.5 grams of dietary fiber, over 300% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin A, 35% of the DV for vitamin […]

Tasty Tofu

Tofu Planks with Chinese Barbecue Sauce     One of my favorite foods for a meatless dish is tofu, and I’m not alone – tofu is the most widely used soy food in the world (Reference 1).   In East Asia, tofu is as important as meat and dairy products in the western world.   Tofu, […]