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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Chickpea and Sausage Sauté

Being a tree-hugging Vermont chef means that I like to get my food directly from local farmers whenever I can. Luckily the breakfast cook at our healthy weight loss spa, Millicent, has a wonderful farm tucked into the rolling hills where she raises laying and meat chickens, heirloom turkeys, dairy and meat cattle, and pigs. […]