7 Fresh Summer Desserts You Can Make in Minutes

Skillet peach crumble

If your sweet tooth is craving something yummy, you’ll love these 7 desserts that highlight summer’s lush seasonal fruits. They’re all flavor, with no added guilt! Skillet Peach Crisp, above, is a great way to highlight delicious summer peaches. This quick dessert can be enjoyed shortly after you make it — no baking or chilling required! more→


5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Vegan

Veggie beet and carrot burgers with avocado

Save the cows. Eat more beans. No, you can’t have eggs! If you’re like me, I’m sure that you’ve heard the different taglines and watched all of the movies about how great it is to be a vegan. As a vegan who has enjoyed a plant-based diet for over three years, I can easily admit that it has been one of the most fulfilling decisions that I have ever made while also proving to be among the most difficult. more→


Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, July 25-29, 2016

Chickpea and kale sandwich spread

After waiting all winter and spring for summer to return, I have to admit that this is the point of the season when I start longing for fall. I know, we’re supposed to live in the moment, but I just can’t make peace with heat. As the saying goes, “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” and I’m taking that to heart this week by presenting meals that require little or no heat. Shown above, Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread can be a filling for pita bread, whole-grain bread or wraps layered over lettuce and tomatoes. This is great served with any kind of potato salad as shown (or an easy slaw for a no-heat option) and a simple fruit medley. more→


FreshWorks Produce Saver: Make your groceries last longer

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver

Buying groceries is an investment. We spend our time at the grocery store carefully reading food labels, checking to see if items are organic and where the produce comes from, for example. I could easily spend a good two hours in the grocery store. We might also plan our meals for the week ahead and create a very specific shopping list. With all this work, planning, and time, it’s incredibly disappointing when produce goes bad before we get a chance to use it! I often find I buy cilantro to use throughout the next two weeks and, to my disappointment, it goes bad after just a few days. Keeping fruit and vegetables as fresh as the day we bought them is no easy task. But what  can we do. Allegedly, we can avoid opening the fridge to spoiled produce by using FreshWorks™ Produce Saver, an innovative storage container that claims to incorporate patented technology to keep fruits and veggies fresher for up to 80% longer, #LongLiveProduce! more→