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September 2, 2019

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder with typical symptoms including abdominal cramping/pain, gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. The primary dietary intervention to manage IBS  is a low FODMAP diet. FODMAP is an acronym for several categ...

April 12, 2019

Tofu is a versatile source of plant-based protein. It can act as the base of a dish or take a supporting role as a hearty add on. While some may criticize tofu for its blandness, its neutral taste lets it take on the flavor of zesty sauces and seasonings. Tofu can be s...

December 30, 2018

As the New Year approaches, so does the season for health and wellness resolutions. Surely some will use 2019 as a launching point into a plant-based diet. Whether you would like to incorporate more plant-centered meals into your routine or are ready to go fully vegan,...

October 22, 2018

Images from left to right: burrito bowl with cilantro, salad with dill and hemp seed ranch dressing, tofu dressed in lemon dill sauce, pasta with walnut pesto, parsley salad

I am on a constant quest to expand my culinary repertoire. Experimenting with the use of fresh h...

June 3, 2018

One of the best parts of traveling is having the chance to experience other cultures through their food. Plant-based eaters, though, may wonder if there will be enough options to stay satisfied in unfamiliar territory. In order to have the energy to explore all the sig...

October 30, 2017

As a Los Angeles resident, dining out invites the chance to try the bounty of veg-friendly restaurants around town. Exclusively plant-based restaurants are plentiful in LA and seem to be growing in number every day.  Regardless of your area code, sticking to your plant...

September 10, 2017

The most common question I get about plant-based diets is "but where can I get my protein?" When ditching meat or animal products all-together, it is important to get aquatinted with the array of plant-based proteins out there. While I dabbled with tofu and veggie burg...

September 2, 2017

This Mediterranean salad has become my go to. With the heat wave in Los Angeles, I've been craving cooler foods. This salad is refreshing yet satisfying. You can find all the ingredients at Trader Joe's. To build the salad, combine TJ's herb salad mix+Persian cucumbers...

September 2, 2017

There are many reasons to go plant-based, from health promotion/disease prevention, to environmental protection, to animal welfare. Listed below are some great resources detailing the various benefits of adopting a plant-centered diet, including tools to support you on...

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