Think of food politics as an increasingly complex, layered and controversial arena where people make decisions about food production based not just on the food itself but its impact on the environment, health, the treatment of animals, working conditions and more.
Eating fried onions from a can and MSG-laden condensed mushroom soup is NOT written in the laws of this cherished feast. With these healthier, whole foods-based Thanksgiving recipes, you can focus on stuffing the turkey, not yourself!
As we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey this year, we can be grateful that consumers and food producers are recognizing the importance of antibiotics. Furthermore, we should resolve in 2015 to keep fighting against the overuse of these drugs -- and for all of us whose lives may depend on them.
It's turkey rescue season again! This year I am introducing you to the Baywatch turkeys, Pamela and Alexandra, named for the two Baywatch babes who grew into incredible vegan activist women. Bred for Thanksgiving dinner, they will be at ours -- as the guests of honor.
With the rise of vegetarian and vegan diets, yoga as an exercise, spiritual and brain-building practice, and meditation with its similar benefits, one can sense a growing awareness in America that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to health.
The recipe is more greens than grain, but you can change the greens to quinoa ratio for a heartier dish.
Fred Rogers practiced a spiritual vegetarianism grounded in gratitude to God, and in his own subtle and quiet way, he modeled this radical spirituality for his millions of viewers.
Then comes the moment I have been waiting for: I sit down, my own personal pot of gravy poised by my plate. I cover the mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, and salad with the aromatic concoction and I savor every bite. But more importantly, I savor the bounty, creativity, and love that have gone into this simple dish.
Squashes run the fall. While pumpkins get the most attention, its cousins are equally as tasty and versatile. The next time you're in the grocery store or at your local farmers market, branch out and try a different squash.
You can easily round out the turkey day traditional dishes with sides that accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.
Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Hyman, M.D. -- a leading functional medicine doctor and author of numerous books, including The Bloo...
But with a little creativity, holidays like Halloween could become opportunities to teach kids that healthful eating can be both fun and delicious. While we can't save them from every villain, we can cast a healthy spell that will protect them from the worst of the real world's dastardly demons.
Despite celebrations planned from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California, few people realize that November is World Vegan Month. So, TA-DA!!!
This was a meal in which every course was full of fresh flavors and unexpected, delightful combinations.
If you thought lentils were boring hippie fare, think again.