Eliminating Eggs

Chicken eggs are the perfect food…for the chick embryo developing inside them. Not so much for humans. There are many reasons to eliminate eggs from your diet. Here are a few: You don’t want to have a heart attack or stroke. Eggs are the highest cholesterol food known to man. An August 2012 headline from The […]

Ditching Dairy

Dairy, especially cheese, is addictive. That’s why it’s so difficult to stop eating it. Why? The primary protein in dairy, casein, breaks down into casomorphins. If that sounds like queso morphines, good, because that’s what it is. The morphine-like addictive substances in milk keeps infants blissfully sucking on their mothers’ nipples until they grow big enough to move […]

Satisfying Your Curiosity About Quince

Quinces are the sole members of the genus Cydonia. They belong to the Rosaceae family, along with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, apricots, peaches, cherries, apples, nectarines, pears, almonds, and ornamental trees and shrubs (such as roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns). Quinces originated in the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, where an irregularly shaped variety still grows wild. […]

Feeding Hungry Humans

I often hear people criticizing vegan diets as “elitist” or “expensive.” Those of us who are vegan know that nothing could be farther from the truth. Legumes, rice, potatoes, corn, and other vegetables have sustained humans for millennia. They are very inexpensive compared to animal flesh and secretions. But people have to see for themselves […]

Learning About Lemongrass

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) belongs to the family Poaceae, along with bamboo, black rice, brown rice, wheat, corn, oats, barley, millet, and rye, plus many other grasses. Most of the species of lemon grass are native to South Asia, South-east Asia and Australia. Lemongrass was reportedly being distilled for export as early as the 17th century in the Philippines. It has been […]


Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. The commercial versions and restaurant versions usually also contain olive oil (sometimes, they’re swimming in it!), which I avoid because it adds little nutrition besides fat and calories. If you want, you can add […]