Guacamole is one of my favorite recipes. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh cilantro, lime, cumin, and creamy avocado. I’ve got 5 New, Healthy Ways to Use Guacamole. Use it for an oil-free salad dressing, creamy sauce for pasta, or use as a dairy-free replacement for sour cream and mayo. These delicious plant-based vegan ideas will give you a new appreciation for guacamole.Read More
Nutrition, Education, and Motivation that remind us why Plants-Rule. Supporting a plant-based, whole-foods diet with scientific evidence. A chef's passion for ingredients with the realistic practicality of a home cook. These articles offer insight into the benefits of a vegan diet with the humor to support a balanced healthy lifestyle.
Anthony Bourdain was a chef with a simple mission: Tell a story through food. His death on June 8, 2018 was a shocking tragedy to many in the restaurant world. As a fellow chef and traveler, I felt deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Bourdain shed light on parts of the world that are often left in the dark: the food industry, exotic countries, and war-torn nations. Below the chivalry he showed a warmth and compassion for those who struggled. Let's take a moment to honor him and the power of his message.Read More
Dr. James Loomis is a plant-based physician working to change the future of healthcare. He left a successful medical practice in St. Louis to join a team of revolutionaries at the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C. His story offers hope, inspiration, and insight into how vegan nutrition is gaining attention for treating chronic disease.Read More
Classic St. Patrick's Day food often involves Corned Beef, cheesy potatoes, fried sausages, and some sort of fake green dyed milkshake. Getting back to the roots of Irish cooking, this healthy, plant-based, vegan menu uses simple staple ingredients: cabbage, turnips, potatoes, kale, mustard, dill. These 6 plant-based, oil-free recipes mean you can still celebrate the holiday without suffering a food hangover.Read More
Is your Resolution in need of a Rehab? Healthy changes take time, and the road to wellness involves many challenges. With advice from Lori Bumbaco (RDN, CSO, LDN, Oncology Dietician at the Cancer Wellness Center) and Chrissy Gonzalez (Sage Yoga Instructor), here are 4 tips to help you realign your goals. Learn how to reset Compassion, Intention, Support, and Expectations for your plant-based, healthy lifestyle.Read More
Here are 5 Practical Tips to help protect you from a bad diet. This guide will help you sift through overwhelming options from the health and fitness industry so that you make healthy, sustainable changes. Use the simple Action plan and Professional Tips as reminders of the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle.Read More
With the holidays soon approaching, maybe you have a long ride in the car coming up or a couple of airports to navigate. Here is some plant-based entertainment. These are some of my favorite podcasts, movies, and articles with a healthy, vegan theme. Let them support inspiration, motivation, and support for your vegetarian lifestyle.Read More
This is my Essential Chef's Guide to Spices. For a healthy way to create delicious flavor, spices are key. This guide includes tips on basic flavors, how to check for quality, advice for beginners, and the ultimate exotic blends. Use this for your plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian recipes to cook incredible food.Read More
Pumpkin Spiced Everything has started to pop up, sparking the Fall obsession for the fall squash. Besides just fancy coffee drinks, pumpkin starts popping up in cookies, breads, and even pasta sauces. Tis the season.
At Plants-Rule, we're happy to jump on the Pumpkin Bandwagon. We just don't need any of the usual companions of refined sugars, flours, and oils. Instead, this is your whole foods, plant-based vegan recipe collection. Enjoy all of these oil-free pumpkin dishes as part of your healthy diet. This is your guide to All Things PumpkinRead More
The ultimate best salad has a delicious balance of color, texture, and flavor. I've got 4 simple Chef's Tips to help improve your salad game. Tons of photos guide you in making healthy, plant-based, vegan salads. Find a huge collection of recipes for oil-free and fat-free dressings. Plus, tips on gluten-free, nut-free, and low-calories options. This is your essential guide to SaladsRead More
Learn how to grow your own salad greens and fresh herbs. This helpful article from Dan at Urban Turnip, shares 3 simple steps for container gardening. Go from sowing seeds to harvesting leaves in just 6 to 8 weeks. See pictures of a variety of greens to try. Get links to healthy, fresh, plant-based vegan recipes to use your home grown organic greens.Read More
What are the best tools to get you started with healthy, plant-based eating? These are the 10 essential kitchen gadgets chef's use to make cooking faster, easier, and more fun. All affordable, at under $50, they will help save you time and money. Whether you're an experienced vegan or a beginner trying gluten-free vegetarian recipes, get you kitchen stocked with this equipment and you're ready to get cooking!Read More
Can We Fight Cancer with Food? Lori Bumbaco, is a Plant-Based Registered Dietary Nutritionist who works specifically with oncology patients. Her easy advice will help you embrace a healthy diet focused on all of the delicious fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and you can eat. Essential for beginner vegansRead More
Beefy and steak-like, hearty Portobello mushrooms make an easy go-to meat substitute for healthy, plant-based burgers. In this recipe, they soak up a quick, oil-free Dijon marinade. A toasted wheat bun, grilled onions and mushrooms, and spicy baby arugula make this the ultimate recipe. Chef's tips, photos, and video show you how satisfying and delicious fat-free, vegan grilling can be.Read More
Sometimes the idea of a 100% vegan diet can seem so overwhelming that it detracts us from the big picture. The all-or-nothing approach might appeal to some, especially those of us who thrive off of extremes and set boundaries. However, the totally plant-based lifestyle is foreign to our traditional Standard American Diet, and it may repel someone curious about a vegetarian lifestyle. New science and recent discussions beg the questions:
Do I really need to go 100% vegan?
Is 90% good enough?Read More
Grilling is a basic way to add healthy, low-fat flavor to your plant-based, vegetarian cooking. I've got the essential Grilling Tools, perfect for Father's Day. Plus delicious, oil-free, Plant-Based Vegan Recipes to put those new toys to work.Read More
The Ark of Taste is part of the Slow Food USA movement specifically focused on preserving those foods that are in danger of extinction. Over 3500 items in their catalogue feature unique vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and animals that tell story about the history of a food and the region. These foods add diversity, delicious flavor, and beautiful color. Healthy, plant-based, oil-free recipes show you how to cook some of these heirloom ingredients.Read More
Here are 4 simple things you can do to instantly make your life healthier. These easy, practical changes will help motivate you towards a plant-based lifestyle. This sets the foundation for a healthy, vegan diet so that you can continue to change into the person you want to be.Read More
Passover is a traditional Jewish holiday, honoring the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt. It is a multi-day celebration that usually falls at the beginning of April, on the 15 day of Nisan in the Jewish calendar. Passover is meant to celebrate the Jewish freedom from enslavement, and much of the food around this holiday is also served as a reminder to be free of that enslavement. Here are some healthy, plant-based vegan recipes to honor the Jewish Passover celebration:Read More