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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, a Book Review


When I saw that T. Colin Campbell had written the book, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, I couldn’t wait to order it. From the excerpts I read, I saw that he addressed many

~ Arañitas (Little Spiders)


Arañitas, or ‘little spiders’, a traditional Puerto Rican dish, are simply grated plantains that are dropped into hot oil and fried until they are golden brown and crunchy. Easy to prepare, these spider-like pinches

~ Zucchini Parmesan Dressed Down and Up


This is a quick and easy vegetable dish that can be dressed down or up, depending on how you intend to use it. It is another great option to include on Meatless Monday or

~ Strawberry Watermelon Gazpacho


Gazpacho is traditionally a cold tomato soup that originated in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is also eaten in Portugal, and variants of it can be found in Mexico and Cuba. Of course,

~ Spinach & Pesto Tortilla Pizza


I cook like I write poetry. Sometimes an idea just hits me and I have to go run and create it. Of course, when working in collaboration, the ideas can be even more beautiful.

~ So Easy Cucumber and Watermelon Salad


There is one word for this salad: refreshing. No, wait. There are two words: Refreshing and easy. Okay, maybe three words: refreshing, easy and delightful. Ingredients: 1/4 seedless watermelon chopped into chunks 1 cucumber chopped into half

~ Cuban Avocado and Pineapple Salad


Ensalada de Aguacate y Piña al Estilo Cubano Cuba is not a country big on eating vegetables, so this salad is pretty famous as “Cuba’s salad.”  However, I have changed a few things to add

~ Avocado Hemp Seed Toast


This quick and easy vegan breakfast solution is vegetable protein-rich and hearty enough to keep you full throughout your busy morning. When I eat this simple favorite, I find myself slowing down and savoring

~ Capirotada


Capirotada is a sweet and savory lenten dish. Posting a recipe for such a favorite is like asking to be run over with criticism because the ways it’s made are as varied as the regions

~ Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Cookies


Bananas are an amazing fruit. They contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol while providing dietary fiber, vitamins B6 and C, potassium and manganese. A serving of banana even contains 1 gram of plant protein.