In 2013, allow yourself your favorite comfort foods, but find healthier ways of eating them. Cooking these dishes for yourself is a start.
A recent one-month stay in Taiwan convinced me that this country is doing all the right things to cultivate an eco-friendly nation.
Here's a quick n' easy recipe that you can whip up in a few minutes with your leftover holiday candy canes!
There really isn't much to say about split pea soup that you probably don't already know. It's hearty. It's savory. It's comforting. But split pea stew? Take everything you know about its soup sister and triple it.
Gerald Lieberman wrote, "Vegetarian: A person who eats only side dishes," in reference to dining out at restaurants. And if you are a vegetarian, you know what he means.
Over Thanksgiving, I was invited to dinner at the home of a friend. At least two of my fellow guests were vegetarians, so could I "bring some vegetarian sides?" I turned to the Internet for help and purchased a copy of Veggies for Carnivores by Lora Krulak.
Perhaps the unpleasant memory of making a meaty meal had faded from my mind, or maybe I missed having more options on my menu. Either way, it was a personal decision to give up meat and an entirely new one when I reintroduced it to my diet.
While efforts to rein in junk food marketing to children have been unsuccessful at the federal level so far, cities can still engage in several local strategies to protect both children and adults from the adverse health impacts of fast food.
"Surely if I buy organic, humanely raised or free-range, that's all good, isn't it?" Well, actually, no. You are just kidding yourself, and the animals you are trying not to hurt would tell you if they could that your valiant effort is not enough.
It's a common misconception that vegan dishes are always healthy. I've been a vegetarian all my life and am all too familiar with the one option on the menu I can order at most restaurants, which is usually quite carb heavy, fatty or just plain deep fried.
In what has to be his most unlikely movie role yet, Steve-O has narrated What Came Before a 10-minute film short about three escapees from the American meat industry.
Approximately two-thirds of the world's poultry meat and eggs, and more than half of all pork, are now produced in industrial systems, and consumption of animal-based foods is rising, particularly in developing countries.
Gena Hamshaw eats a mostly raw, vegan diet without losing time, money, or her sanity.
I've been fortunate enough to never have to worry about being provided enough food, but what about the people who are struggling to feed their families on a miniscule budget?
Despite practical innovations, progress on getting agriculture into the official climate change negotiations has been excruciatingly slow, much slower than the urgent need to achieve food security.
The colder months tend to make vegetarian cooking more of a challenge.