Think it is a chore to make fresh delicious soymilk every week? Not at all! With premium Laura Soybeans® and my SoyaJoy Soymilk Maker delicious, pearly white soymilk is quick, easy and incredibly inexpensive!
Non-GMO Laura Soybeans are the key in making tasty, non-beany soymilk and the SoyaJoy G4 is the automatic soymilk maker that makes almost 2 liters of delicious soymilk in about 20 minutes.
There has been an upsurge in interest in meat and dairy-free foods among health conscious consumers, who are not necessarily vegetarian. Thirty five percent of Americans are obese, a stunning fact that has fueled interest in the plant-based diet.
It is well documented that people who choose a vegetarian diet enjoy superior health with lower risks for a variety of disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Recently, The Vegetarian Resource Group commissioned an online Harris Poll of 2,015 adults 18 and over, about 245 million. They estimate the number of vegetarians at about eight million adults, about half which were also vegan: 3.7 million U.S. adults are vegan; 4.3 million are vegetarian but not vegan.
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the Fifth of May is a festive holiday in Mexico and for Chicano communities in the Southwest US marking the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla.
Nothing says ‘Southwest’ like chips, salsa and Guacamole and no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without them. Salsa originated in Mexico and simply means “sauce.” In Mexico salsa is a spicy condiment of tomatoes, garlic, onions, cilantro, and plenty of fresh chilies. Continue reading “Heart Healthy Salsas for Cinco de Mayo!”
The Chambers Family has been farming on the same fertile land in Iowa near the Minnesota Border for 131 years.
Samuel Chambers, a veteran of the Civil War and his wife, Elenora settled just outside Corwith Iowa in 1883. The couple had traveled from Ohio and lived in the upper portion of the barn they built on the land until a house could be built. Wild hay was the cash crop at this time.
Every year, since 1981 manufacturers distributors and retail buyers of natural, organic and healthy products converge at Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural products trade show in the country.
That first year there were 3,000 attendees and 234 exhibitors. This year more than 2,600 exhibiting companies played to an audience of over 67,000 industry members.
Companies from the US and around the world displayed all manner of food, beverage, supplement, beauty, household and pet products demonstrating the phenomenal growth of the global natural products industry.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no occasion is more appropriate for making delectable homemade candy for loved ones. While heart-shaped boxes of chocolates line the shelves this time of year, homemade candy is a heartfelt expression of love and friendship.
And have I got a quick and easy drop dead delicious recipe that sets aside all of the tedious “bonbon dipping, temperature checking, double boiler” cooking action so prevalent in traditional candy cookery.
This delightful recipe defies the typical turtle candy making method. Traditional ingredients include heavy cream or evaporated milk, butter, corn syrup and white refined sugar. Oftentimes caramel and pecan halves are covered with a mixture of melted chocolate chips and shortening. Hardens the arteries just thinking about it.
The intense orange color of pumpkin is an indication of how rich this winter squash is in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant and provitamin A compound thought to protect cells against free radical damage and strengthen the immune system.
Beta-carotene is the pigment that imparts vibrant color to fruits and vegetables and converts to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is vital for normal growth and development, vision and proper functioning of the immune system. Continue reading “Pumpkin Power Smoothie”
Quinoa (keen-wa) is a delicious and easy to digest grain that has been grown in South America for thousands of years. The Incas revered quinoa for its strong nutritional properties and called it the “food of the gods.”Quinoa is not a true cereal grain and takes its culinary classification among grains such as, amaranth and buckwheat.
Quinoa is gluten-free and while generally referred to as a grain, is in fact a seed that looks a lot like a small, flat sesame seed.
Like soy, quinoa is very high in lysine, an amino acid not often found in vegetables and is an abundant source of complete protein, which means that it contains all nine essential amino acids. This versatile grain is also high in calcium and iron and a good source of phosphorous, vitamin E and several of the B vitamins. Continue reading “Quinoa: The New Cool Carb!”
From the Blog
The plant based lifestyle and its approach to health, wellness and disease prevention is the focus of Marie Oser’s Blog. Marie has been a food and health features writer and newspaper columnist for major metros and national publications and has been promoting the vegan lifestyle since 1990. This blog space is where she and guest bloggers share information, the latest research and creative natural solutions to issues affecting our health and wellbeing. Oh! And of course delicious vegan recipes that are rich in antioxidants, low in fat, high in fiber and entirely dairy and cholesterol free!