Improving Nutrient Absorption

The acid in your stomach and the probiotic microbes in your digestive tract play an important role in breaking down and absorbing the nutrients in your food. If you eat beets or drink beet juice, and your urine turns pink, you may have low stomach acid. This discoloration of your urine, to red or pink, after […]

Eating Edible-Pod Peas

Snow peas (Pisum sativum var. saccharatum) and sugar snap peas (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon) are legumes, more specifically varieties of peas eaten whole in their pods while still unripe. Both of these varieties of peas belong to the the family Fabaceae, along with soybeans, fava beans, common beans (green snap beans, pinto beans, heirloom beans, Great Northern beans, black turtle beans, […]

Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday. It’s a time when, regardless of religion, Americans pause to gather with loved ones and express gratitude for life.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that simple celebration of gratitude did not cost a life? Each year, nearly 45 million turkeys are killed in the United States for Thanksgiving alone. The […]

Creamy Gravy

Creamy Gravy This vegan gravy is nearly fat-free and so easy to make, you’ll never use canned gravy again! 1/3 cup flour 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon broth powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 2 cups water 2 teaspoons soy […]

Stuffed Carnival Squash

Stuffed Carnival Squash Carnival squash, is a fairly recent (1991) hybrid of sweet dumpling squash and the Green Table Queen variety of acorn squash, both descendants of squashes native to Mexico. Cream colored with orange spots or pale green with dark green spots in vertical stripes, carnival squash have hard, thick skins, so you eat only […]