50 Ways to use Coconut Oil

Many Coconut Oil BenefitsScientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You’ve heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So how do you use coconut oil?    1) Cooking at High Heat – Some oils are unsafe to cook with at high temperatures, coconut oil is a great alternative. Check out our Guide to Cooking Oils to find the healthiest cooking oils for whatever meal you are creating. 2) On Toast Instead of Butter – Read more...

Eating Better alliance launched to reduce meat consumption

A new alliance to encourage people to eat less meat was launched July 1, 2013Eating Better is backed by 25 national organizations concerned with the environment, animal welfare, development, health, social justice, development, faith and consumersPaul McCarthy explains why- Click Here for his short video! Help our Beautiful Planet According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the livestock sector is currently “one of the top two or three most significant contributors Read more...

Vitamin B12?

As a vegetarian, you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. But how do vegans get Vitamin B12? Do fermented soy products, amasake rice drink, or umeboshi plums provide significant B12? What about the soil on unwashed veggies? Many foods reported as good B-12 sources are tested with methods that measure B-12 analogues (which block the absorption of active B-12, thereby causing B-12 deficiency). Those methods misrepresent true B-12 content. The Read more...

Umeboshi Plum Health Benefits

Patricia teaches a vegan cooking classHolidays and traveling can sometimes play havoc with well laid dietary resolutions.  Fortunately, Ume (plum) products from Japan are your best friends against a host of haunting upsets!  The holidays cram into a short spell more celebrating and indulging that the rest of the year combined. But if I happen to overindulge during the holidays (or whenever there is a good excuse), I’ve got a plum up my sleeve that’s a cure –all. Technically it’s an apricot, but everyone calls it a plum, Read more...