Hello! Madison here. Today I have 5 reasons why WFPB eaters should shop at the farmers’ market, complete with photos from my recent visit to the Dane County Farmers’ Market here in Madison, WI. When I was 17 I worked for a very busy farm stand at the Dane County Farmers Market. I also worked … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Shop at the Farmers Market
The Facts About Sugar Everyone knows soda, donuts, and ice cream are unhealthy because of (among other things) added sugar. A 12-oz Coke, for example, contains 39 grams of sugar, and virtually no other nutrients. Added sugar is often referred to as "empty calories," or calories devoid of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Consuming too many … Continue reading Sugar’s Many Hiding Places: 8 Foods to Look Out For
Madison is an amazing cook. I am a marvelously average cook. What can a marvelously average cook contribute to a food blog? Well, I'm really good at slicing bread and putting stuff on it! Everyone loves toast, right? It's the best thing since... well. Okay, no more *crumb*-y jokes. Here are my top 4 ways to put stuff on … Continue reading 4 Plant-Based Toast Recipes
There are many many Black vegan voices out there advocating for decolonization, community health, human and animal rights, sustainable agriculture, and so many more issues that are core to the vegan/plant-based lifestyle. Their work is inspiring, challenging, and critical to the food justice movement. Despite popular belief, vegans aren't all white women - the #wfpb … Continue reading Black Vegan Voices
What's happening, food-eating people? I hope you're having an awesome day. On this blog, we try to focus on evidence-based nutrition. Plant-based nutrition is slowly making its way into the medical world as a form of treatment for diet-related diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The efficacy of a plant-based diet is based on the … Continue reading Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr, M.D.
This is a quick announcement for Madison-area folks! There is a plant-based mini workshop THIS SATURDAY, March 11th, taught by our friend Carola Breckbill! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. I highly recommend this event whether you are new or old to plant-based. Come check it out! Whole Foods Plant-Based Lifestyle Saturday, March 11th 1pm-2:30pm Stoughton Yoga … Continue reading Plant-Based Mini Workshop THIS WEEKEND!
What's your favorite thing to eat for breakfast, Henry? Oatmeal. Why's that? Well, just let me tell you! The last two posts were all about oats, so why not keep the theme going? I eat oatmeal almost every day because it's delicious, nutritious, and extremely versatile. Oatmeal has the benefits of any whole grain dish, … Continue reading Henry’s Oatmeal Formula
A vulnerable part of our complex environment often slips by us unnoticed: Water. We’re made of it, we can’t live without it, but it is the resource that is most in jeopardy now that climate change is upon us. I certainly haven’t been as aware as I should be, however, of widespread water issues. Lately, … Continue reading Almond Ambiguity: Nut Milks and Water/Drought
Here's an abbreviated list of my reasons for making oat milk. Far less water (than dairy or nut milks) Far less Greenhouse Gases No additives! Less packaging. You can buy oats in bulk and use reusable containers No need for fancy cloth or equipment (which is kinda necessary for making nut milk at home) It's … Continue reading Madison’s Oat Milk Recipe
As a dancer, I burn a lot of calories throughout the day, but I do not always have a lot of time to cook up elaborate meals to meet my caloric needs. It is easy to turn to processed food/sugary junk food when I am hungry and in a rush. I have found that smoothies … Continue reading Tofu Smoothie Recipe