July-August 2013

Meat Analogs

June 28, 2013 Tali Sedgwick

Golden palaces of mock meat. Most towns have one; if you don't know where it is, ask your local vegan or vegetarian. These Chinese restaurants serve classic dishes like Peking "duck," "beef" and broccoli and

July-August 2013

Raising Vegan Children

June 28, 2013 Dina Aronson

Infancy and childhood are a time of rapid growth, development and change. As nutrition professionals (and most parents) know, it is important that young children optimize their nutrition intake to promote health and vitality. This

July-August 2013

Veganism and Heart Health

June 28, 2013 Virginia Messina

When former president Bill Clinton adopted a (mostly) vegan diet, people began to take notice of a lifestyle once considered alternative or extreme. Veganism is gaining interest among the public and nutrition researchers. While concerns

July-August 2013

Jamie Shifley: Healthful Food Takes Flight

June 27, 2013 Denise Rondini

Anyone who travels knows that finding healthy food options at airports can be challenging. Thanks to Jamie Shifley, MS, RD, LDN, director of the coordinated nutrition program at the University of Illinois – Chicago, things

July-August 2013

Plant-based Populations

June 27, 2013 Christy Wilson

The Mahatma Gandhi chose vegetarianism based not solely on his cultural heritage but also on his beliefs about humanity and moral strength. He said: "I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage

July-August 2013

Stacey Antine: Cultivating Kids Nutrition

“I’m completely committed to providing nutrition education to as many children, parents and schools who want to have the experience—either through after-school programs, summer camp, school and scout field trips, and school assemblies,” says Stacey

July-August 2013

Au Naturel: The Dirt on Homemade Cleaners

June 26, 2013 Kathleen Zelman

Put off by the chemicals found in commercial cleaning solutions, some are turning to Grandma's recipes for household cleaners to keep their kitchens sparkling. Homemade kitchen cleaners are celebrated as natural, eco-friendly and less expensive

July-August 2013

Got Non-dairy Beverage?

June 26, 2013 Erin Sund

It's not just consumers motivated by vegan ethics, but also food intolerances, ethnic cultures and taste preferences supporting the rise of non-dairy beverages or alternatives — and consumption is skyrocketing across the board. Blue Diamond,

July-August 2013

Mushrooms: Taste of the Earth

June 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Healthy, versatile mushrooms are an excellent addition to your plate. Mushrooms impart a fifth taste sense called umami, which is savory. Hearty meat-like mushrooms are an economical and nutritious way to enhance any meal. Mushrooms

July-August 2013

Mortar and Pestle: Old School Kitchen Tool

June 26, 2013 Sara Haas

An iconic symbol of pharmacies, the mortar and pestle is more than just a two-piece tool for grinding medications. For centuries, cooks in kitchens worldwide relied on mortars and pestles to prepare their cultures' signature

July-August 2013

What is Cold-pressed Juice?

Cold-pressed juice is extracted through a cold press, otherwise known as a masticating juicer. This process eliminates the rotating blades of traditional centrifugal juicers, instead relying on a process resembling the human eating process. Fruits

July-August 2013

Is Nutritional Yeast Active?

Nutritional yeast shares a common link with baker’s yeast and brewer’s yeast: All are derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nutritional yeast has very different application in the kitchen, however. Brewer’s yeast — which results from a

July-August 2013

eMeals

June 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free (but requires a paid subscription to access weekly meal plans); Available via Apple App store RD Score 3 out of 5 Synopsis of the App The eMeals mobile app is an

July-August 2013

Are You Eating the “Real” Thing?

June 26, 2013 Jill Melton

There's a French word making its way through the culinary scene: terroir, meaning the land or "a sense of place." It often appears in the context of wine; however, it also pertains to certain foods.

July-August 2013

Working with Vegan Clients

June 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Last year, approximately 5 percent of American adults identified themselves as vegetarians — essentially unchanged from the 6 percent who were vegetarians in 1999 and 2001 — and fewer than 3 percent were vegan. However,

July-August 2013

SmoothieRx

June 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price SmoothieRx ($0.99; Available via Apple App store) RD Score 1 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Smoothie Rx aims to help users create nutritious smoothies. The app's main feature is a

July-August 2013

Tips for Vegan Victory

June 26, 2013 Sharon Palmer

With popular books, films, blogs and even an ex-president boasting the benefits of going vegan, interest in this lifestyle seems to be gaining ground. But animal products are a major staple in the Western diet,

July-August 2013

Food Tripping

June 26, 2013 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free; Available via Apple App store RD Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Released April 2013, Food Tripping is a fun app that finds food options in your vicinity