Gluten-free vegan brunch menu…and a minor mishap

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Brunch is my favorite meal, yet I rarely have it. Luckily Mother’s Day provided the perfect excuse! The original plan was to go out to brunch at Great Sage, a local vegan restaurant, because I had a little mishap: Yes, in my infinite skill and grace, I slammed my finger in MY OWN FRONT DOOR… 

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Low-Fat Chocolate Frosting (Plant-Based, Soy-Free)

You need chocolate frosting. You also need to eat your vegetables! Luckily, this chocolate frosting, which also happens to be low-fat, vegan, and soy-free, has you covered on both fronts. The very veggie secret? Vitamin-A rich, fiber-fabulous sweet potatoes! While these tasty tubers may sound like a strange base for frosting, when whipped, they have… 

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4 Tips for a healthier you

After a long absence, I’m delighted to be back! Not only was I contending with a respiratory virus that wouldn’t quit for most of March (made worse by an untimely bout of insomnia—lucky me!), but I’ve been utterly immersed in one of my classes, Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). In MNT, my classmates and I are… 

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2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Did you know that a single document guides every federal nutrition program and policy created? This document, called the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, outlines recommendations that (ideally) help prevent disease and promote health in Americans age 2+.1 Sounds good, right? Not so fast. Whether you agree with them or not, these guidelines underpin what you’re… 

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Loaded Veggie Chili (Vegan, Oil-Free)

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post, Eating Your Feelings. With the sadness slowly subsiding to a dull ache and life back moving back into its regular rhythm, I’m finally back to eating healthy, whole plant foods again. Rediscovering whole plant foods Interestingly, as my taste buds are recovering from the… 

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Eating Your Feelings: How Do You Cope When Sadness Strikes?

I haven’t wanted to talk about it much on the blog—much at all, actually, because it’s been so hard—but in November, Jeff and I said goodbye our sweet Boston terrier, Tippy. She had congestive heart failure which took a turn for the worse, and just when it looked like she would stabilize, out of nowhere,… 

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5 SuperVeggies to Eat Now

Here’s a homework assignment I actually enjoyed: Make a fun video promoting healthy food! Creating the video was part of a school lunch menu project for my Foodservice Management class. (SO many classes to become a registered dietitian.) Specifically, we had to design a week-long menu that met the nutritional specifications of the National School… 

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