Ancient grains have come back into fashion lately as the superstars of plant-based eating. Just when you learned the proper[...]

Vegetables Napoleon

It’s here once again, the time of year when everyone is reminded to call their mother and let her know[...]

Peanut Butter & Coconut Granola Bars

How do you raise a healthy family in an unhealthy world? Toxic substances are all over our environment and our[...]

Gourmet Mashed Potatoes

If you’re from Berks County, you know that everyone here has their own version of homestyle potato filling. In my[...]

Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Cream

What we choose to eat impacts so many different aspects of our lives that it’s often hard to make healthy[...]

Minestrone Soup

Who doesn’t love a delicious bowl of soul warming vegetable soup in the winter? Your grandmother called it “roughage” but[...]

Winter Bruschetta

Fresh Bruchetta is delicious in the summer, but when the snow comes along and those red, ripe tomatoes disappear, you’ll[...]


People often say to me: “…I wish I did, but I just don’t like eating vegetables” and it’s not only[...]

Winter Citrus Salad

It’s about that time, you know, for New Years Resolutions, where we move into the new year after the family[...]

Velvety Potato Corn Chowder

What is the difference between a “good” carb and a “bad” carb? Everyone wants to put a label on food,[...]

Rustic Roasted Beet & Quinoa Salad

Researchers from the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University[...]

A Taste of Italy Closer to Home

Gorgonzola cheese is like a finely tailored, Italian pinstriped suit; creamy and indulgent, with a sophisticated and tangy bite. The[...]

Luxurious Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

One of the questions I hear asked most often about eating plant-based foods is “where do you get your protein?”[...]

Feel Better Together! Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

What I love most about writing the recipe column for the Reading Eagle is that the entire Berks Country magazine[...]

Something to Chew On – Steel Cut Oats

Here’s something to chew on…breakfast is an important part of the day, for both yourself and your children, but it’s[...]

Get Motivated and Transform your Health!

Get motivated with this recipe for a super healthy, super delicious Fall Harvest Slaw!! Our society has unfortunately experienced a[...]

Ballpark Fries at Home

It’s playoff time, and what tempts you more at the ballpark than the smell of french fries? But wait, just[...]

Spice things up with Summer Stew

When people first begin their own journey toward a more healthful diet and eating more plant-based foods, they often have[...]

Arugula Salad and Farmers Market Etiquette

Most of us are more accustomed to hurrying through brightly lit grocery store aisles wheeling metal carts around unblemished produce[...]

Vegan Zucchini Rolls

Did the zucchini in your garden blow up to an enormous size? It can happen in what seems like an[...]

The Secret to Great Potato Salad

This article ran in the Reading Eagle on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Attaining good health is actually much simpler than[...]

Salad Dressing: Buy It or Make Your Own?

I was listening to the radio the other day and the morning show commentators were talking about salad dressing…whether they[...]