Go to Plant Stock!

This is an unabashed Plug for Plant Stock (disclosure: we get no reward if you attend, other than knowing we have helped someone)

For the past 6 years, about the third weekend in August, an event called “Plant Stock” is held at the Esselstyn farm in Claverack, New York.… Read the rest

Eat Your Banana Peels

Eat banana peels? YES!

My son Adrian brought this Business Insider article to my attention – an article that includes several uses for bananas in food and cooking.

In particular the article states that:

“ The sweet flesh of a medium-sized banana contains significant percentages of your daily recommended intake of various nutrients, such as:

  • 12% of your daily fiber, which helps with digestion and may help lower your risk of diabetes
  • 17% of your vitamin C, which is important for your immune system as well as growth and development
  • 20% of your vitamin B-6, which aids the body’s ability to convert food into energy
  • 12% of your potassium, which helps in development of cells, tissues, and organs throughout the body
  • 8% of your magnesium, which is important for the body’s energy productions and regulating glucose and blood pressure levels

If you then eat the skin along with the flesh you get an even bigger boost in these same nutrients .… Read the rest

Cholesterol and the Eyes

About twenty five years ago when I visited my opthalmologist I was told that it seemed as if I had cholesterol and should have it checked by my doctor. I was not surprised that I had high cholesterol, because a couple of months earlier I had been told that by my doctor.… Read the rest

A Christmas (vegan) Feast

One of the challenges on some of our traditional holidays, is what to eat in lieu of such traditional meat dishes as turkey, ham, lamb and beef. We solved this nicely this past Christmas with a lovely feast that took little time to eat, yet was delicious as well as nutritious.… Read the rest

What is my nutritional approach?

I am often asked what the guiding principles are to my diet — and how closely do I keep them?

Basically I try to adhere to what I term a ‘modified’ Esselstyn diet. Dr. Esselstyn’s diet is simple, a feature in a diet that I consider very attractive.… Read the rest

Green Pans

From time to time we encounter products that really make cooking easier for someone on a whole foods plant based diet.

One of the challenges is how to fry things without using oil. Yes, I know, virgin olive oil is supposed to be good for you.… Read the rest