Breaking Beans: Learning to Love Legumes

I’ve Never Been a Fan of Beans Make no beans about it, I’ve never been a fan of beans. But I want to be. I’m trying to find a way to enjoy a relationship with them. I want to eat more plant-based proteins because high cholesterol runs in my family and my diet tends to […]

Our Greek Bean Cake: A Better Veggie Burger Recipe

If you are looking for a homemade veggie burger recipe because many of the store-bought veggie burgers seem too processed, then give this Greek Bean Cake recipe a whirl.  While its texture and flavor are much different from a processed veggie burger, you won’t be disappointed.  Not only are these loaded with healthy ingredients, but they are easy to […]

Beans: Not Just for Vegetarians

I’m always encouraging people to eat beans more often; they are loaded with nutrients and fiber.  However, eating beans doesn’t mean you need to start using bean recipes that are 100% vegetarian.  For the self-proclaimed “meat-eater” beans can still be very easily worked into one’s eating patterns without going vegan.  Here are a few tips […]

Chickpea Recipe: Green Mountain Chickpea Saute

In one of our regular nutrition classes last week at our pioneering program that some people call a weight loss camp for women (we call it much more than that), we were reviewing two foods that I’d love to see people eat more frequently, “beans and greens.”  We also served a very popular chickpea recipe for lunch, […]

Chocolate “Hummus”

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of creating healthy recipes by adding ingredients to existing recipes to boost nutrient content.  I’m always adding pumpkin, zucchini, and carrots to baked goods.  I love sneaking vegetables into existing dishes or smoothies and I also look for ways to include beans in baked goods, soups, frozen desserts, […]