Do You Need to Worry About Dirt on Mushrooms?

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For the past week or so, it feels like my life has been fungus 24-7. So it’s only appropriate that today’s post should be about mushrooms. Perhaps I should explain. Towards the end of the summer, Jeff and I got some water in the basement after a particularly heavy rain. Neither one of us realized… 

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Fruits and Veggies Linked to Creativity, Wellbeing

This is my very favorite kind of good news: Beyond supercharging your physical health, fruits and veggies may improve mental health, too. That’s right, from kale and cauliflower to peaches and pears, a recent study has found that what you put on your plate may have the power to boost mood, well-being, curiosity, and creativity…. 

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Delicata Squash Rings with Cinnamon Apples

Can you believe it’s fall already? I’m such a summer girl—I adore hot weather!—so for me, it’s especially hard to let go. Of course, I also recently got back from a blissful week at the beach with my family in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, too, so you can see why I’m feeling a… 

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Barbecued Vegetable Kebabs

New Look + Quick Barbecued Vegetable Kebabs

Welcome to the updated and improved Veggie Quest! Not only is the blog sporting a fresh look, but it’s also got an inspiring new mission: to help you look good, feel great, and love your vegetables! What can you expect from the new Veggie Quest? As always, you’ll find deliciously easy vegan vegetable recipes, tips… 

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Interning at PCRM + 4 Online Resources You Won’t Want to Miss

Have you ever had a week that went by in such a whirlwind that you’re left standing there, your hair still blowing in the breeze, wondering how it got to be the weekend? Well, that was this past week for me! Just after Memorial Day, I started a 7-week nutrition internship at the Physicians Committee… 

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Making Green Smoothies in a Standard Blender – the Easy Way

I’m embarrassed to say this given how much I love them now, but in my pre-Vitamix days, I hardly ever drank green smoothies. Proof positive: I started Veggie Quest in 2010, but didn’t post a green smoothie recipe until 2014! That’s because the few times I tried making a green smoothie in a regular blender,… 

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Ridiculously Simple Green Smoothie Formula

Some mornings it’s fun to experiment with your green smoothie, adding a little of this and a dash of that until you come up with a new 12-ingredient smoothie masterpiece. On other mornings, though, you just want to make something that’s simple, tastes great, and takes zero thought. (So you can get your butt out… 

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