Kosher Vegan Gumbo? Yes!

When I first began eating kosher, I experimented quite a bit with making recipes kosher.  One of the first things I tackled was gumbo, which is a cajun stew that traditionally involves some mix of shellfish, chicken, and sausage in a rich, spicy broth thickened with a roux made of flour and butter.  With some…

Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushrooms are pretty amazing little things.  We used to think they were mostly just water and, beyond being pretty tasty, didn’t do much for nutrition.  However, more recent research is pointing to mushrooms, even plain little white button mushrooms, being nutritional powerhouses, helpful with everything from diabetes, heart disease, to cancer and obesity.  They may…

Cholent Rebooted!

Sometimes there are recipes that without them, a holiday or occasion just isn’t the same.  For my husband, cholent and Shabbos just go together.  For recipes like this, I like to do a “reboot” meaning I like to find some way to make something that satisfies that craving or desire without sacrificing healthy eating.  I…

Daily Salad Template

This is more a template than a recipe and we eat this for at least one meal a day.  Really, except for breakfast, every meal begins with a bed of greens.  It’s an easy way to get a lot of nutrition in without a lot of calories or carbohydrates.  We have a different template for…

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How does “Whole Food Plant Based” differ from Vegan or Vegetarian? For one, Vegan often encompasses more than just food.  Most vegans also will not wear anything that was made from an animal, for example.  For us, we’re focused on what we eat and we don’t eat anything that comes from an animal for health…

Why Eat This Way?!?!

On Wednesday, September 14th, I was sitting in the hospital waiting to hear how my husband was doing.  He was undergoing open heart surgery at the age of 49.  In the time I had known him, he had suffered from obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.  When we discovered that most…