Tag Archives: vegan

July 03

Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders with Tomato Aioli

by Amari Thomsen MS, RD, LDN Hoppin’ John is a peas and rice dish made with onion, tomato, bacon, spices and sometimes greens like collard greens, Swiss chard or kale. The dish, traditionally served in the South, is meant to bring about a prosperous and lucky year. I gave the classic dish a unique healthy […]

January 24

Spaghetti Squash with Ratatouille

by Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ Last fall, while on a Santa Barbara farm tour, I sampled a delicious dish that showcased the Mediterranean flavors of eggplant, tomatoes, and zucchini against a backdrop of spaghetti squash, instead of traditional pasta.  While I was driving through Gilroy on Saturday afternoon, I stopped at a produce stand […]

November 15

Shop Thoughtfully and Purposefully

By Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ So, you’re organized, and you have your menu and your shopping list in hand, but it can all break down in  the supermarket aisles if you can’t find chia seeds and almond butter, or if you get bogged down choosing  between products.  It’s no wonder that so many […]

September 01

Celebrate National Linguini Day, the Healthy Way!

By Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ There are so many fallacies out there regarding carbohydrates! Don’t even get me started on pasta’s negative reputation. You can thank the low-carb, high-protein diet craze for fueling our seemingly un-ending confusion about carbohydrates—especially pasta, bread, and potatoes—and their supposed negative impacts on our health. But it’s not […]

July 30

Summertime, And a Reason to Celebrate

By Sharon Palmer, RDN My two sons are still in high school, so summertime in my household equates to a nice change of pace from our typical busy routines. I love summertime for the additional family getaways and get-togethers it often brings. Those sunny days signal more time for my family and I to enjoy […]

May 29

How to Make Simple Vegan Pizza from Scratch

By Matt Frazier, The No Meat Athlete For several years, my dad and I have been on a quest to make the perfect homemade brick oven pizza — without a brick oven. I tend to value simplicity a lot, so I’ve also tried to pare down the techniques and ingredients to the bare essentials. Homemade […]

May 01

Make Yourself (and Your Health) a Top Priority this Mother’s Day

By: Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” Robert Browning As mothers, it’s so important to us that our children get enough sleep, eat well-balanced meals, and express themselves, by playing, exploring, learning, growing, and laughing. Yet, as adults, it’s not uncommon to put the needs of our children before our […]