Plant-Based 101

What is a Plant-Based Diet?  How do I start eating healthy?  This is your essential guide to whole foods, vegetarian and vegan eating.  Find cooking videos, recipes, articles, and more tools to learn more and help you start feeling better today. 

What to Eat on a Healthy, Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based diet is, quite literally, a diet based on plants.  It is centered around fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds with minimal or no animal-based foods like meat, fish, eggs, or dairy.  It often implies a whole foods diet, with minimal refined flours, sugars, and oils.  

Helpful Cooking Videos, Delicious Recipes,

Useful Articles to Get you Started


Plant-Based Cooking is cooking that uses primarily plants.  Chef Katie shows you the essential for healthy whole-foods vegetarian cooking.  Helpful videos cover everything from quinoa and lentils to oil-free saute and fat-free caramelizing. 

Vegetables 101

From Artichokes to Zucchini, a Go-To Guide on Vegetables
How to Pick, Store, and Cook Vegetables
Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free Vegan Recipes


One of the most frequent frustrations I hear about eating healthy is “how do I cook for just one person?”  Individual cooking doesn’t need to take a lot of time or preparation.  It will help empower you to take control of your diet - monitoring the fat, salt, and sugar in your food.  Here are my 5 delicious tips to keep you motivated and 16 vegetarian, plant-based recipes to get you started.

Fruits 101

From Apples to Zante Currants a Go-To Guide on Fruits
How to Pick, Store, and Cook Fruits
Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free Vegan Recipes


What Does a Vegan Eat?  
What’s the Difference between Vegetarian and Vegan?  
How do vegans get protein?  
Find answers to 9 common questions about eating a plant-based diet, from what foods are included to advantages of eating less meat.  Get links to the best healthy recipes for breakfast, dinner, and dessert.

Whether you're a basic beginner cook or an experienced Quinoa chef, this is an essential, helpful resource.

Global Flavors



This is your essential resource for healthy, plant-based recipes and traditional cooking techniques from around the world. Learn the history behind Mexican, Asian, Italian, and African cuisines.  Explore the ingredients and flavors characteristic of each region.  Recipes adapt these traditions for an oil-free, whole foods, vegan diet.

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