Can eggplant ward off cognitive decline? 10 Things your probably didn't know about the purple perennial

One of the most beautifully colored foods in all of nature is the purple eggplant, a species of nightshade. You probably know it best from eggplant parmesan, ratatouille or moussake. But here are 10 things you probably don't know about it:1. The flowers and leaves can be poisonous if eaten in large quantities.2. There are white eggplants!3. Wait at least four years after successfive crops before planting in the same spot due to pets and diseases that "stick around."4. About 20 pounds of eggplant has the same amount of nicotine as a cigarette....more

Low Carb Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake

Today's recipe combines three of my favorite things in one easy-to-make dish: spinach, cheese and eggs.  This is a fantastic savory casserole that I would happily eat for breakfast lunch or dinner.  It's easy enough to make after a long day at work but also a satisfying meal to make for Sunday brunch, too.  Sometimes it's nice to have meat-free options that still fit ketogenic macros (low carb, high fat, moderate protein); this egg bake certainly fits the bill....more

No-oil Granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

Light and Hearty Saffron Chickpea Stew

Wind, snow and frost… although the first day of winter is technically December 21st, it’s already here. Which means I’ll be eating 50% more bread than usual and making plenty of warming dishes in an attempt to feel cozy.Speaking of bread, it’s easy to gain a little winter weight when it’s cold outside and you’re craving something with loads of fat to keep you warm. This light and hearty saffron chickpea stew is a deliciously warming dish that fills you up without weighing you down....more

Healthy Thanksgiving side dish: Parmesan and sage crusted butternut squash

Welcome to day 2 of Thanksgiving Week! Every day this week I’ll be posting a new healthy Thanksgiving recipe to serve as inspiration for your own Turkey Day feast.  That’s 7 recipes in 7 days!  The week will flow just like a menu, from starters and salads to side dishes and mains....more

12 healthy fall appetizers to try this month

One of the busiest months of the year is now well underway, and those holiday get-together invites are already starting to pile up!...more

Apples of Autumn

Autumn is the time of year when I start obsessing about apples.  I don’t know whether an apple a day really does keep the doctor away, but I do know that my daily apple is a dose of happiness....more

Mushroom Polenta

A Vegan's Guide to Gratitude

I am still a few weeks early for Thanksgiving, but definitely getting into the spirit,  My wife suggested that, for the month of November, I prepare an alphabetical list of things for which I am thankful, and post one letter each day.  I liked the idea, but found myself writing about too many other topics.  As the Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a difficult time for vegans, I decided instead to take this opportunity to compile a list of the some of the vegan foods that I most enjoy and for which I am extremely grateful....more