Do vegans need to supplement with DHA and EPA Omega 3’s? Short answer is NO! This study in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that non-meat or fish eaters convert ALA to EPA/DHA more efficiently despite less intake of these Omega 3’s: Dietary intake and status of n–3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in a […]

Despite the myths that the Mediterranean and similar diets have copious amounts of olive oil, any oil is not a health food.  Oil has no dietary fiber, is void of micro-nutrients, and will contribute to weight gain. As a chef, believe me that learning to cook without oil was certainly different for me.  I have […]

The Plant Based Pantry This plant-based pantry list is continually evolving.  If you have a few items that you can’t live without in your vegan pantry, please comment! In an effort to help people transition toward a whole food plant-based lifestyle, I have made this list of the items in my pantry.  Note that there […]