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Big things come in small packages.

Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses with a concentrated source of  7 vitamins (E, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, and folate (folic acid), 8 minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, and zinc), anti-oxidants, and amino acids. These seeds are also packed with protein (5-7 grams per ounce) and fiber (2-3 grams per ounce). Read more »


The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Join the homemade revolution.

One of the most fantastic aspects of adopting a plant-based diet is being part of a rapidly growing community that introduces new products nearly every day along with cookbooks on how to make delicious plant-based food. Years ago, just a few vegan cookbooks lined a shelf at the local bookstore but today the shelves are filled with vegan cookbooks – a testament to the growing popularity of this wholesome, nutritious diet. Read more »


Where does $1 to Hippocrates Health Institute Go?

The Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) that operates out of a 50-acre tropical setting in West Palm Beach, Florida that provides educational and instructional services to teach individuals how to live and eat healthier.  Specifically, HHI has been operating since 1987 and offers three programs:

  • Life Transformation
  • Health Education
  • Cancer Wellness

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Through the Door of Life

When Sam Harel Price, 21 and a junior at Oberlin College died on March 24th following a suicide attempt on her 21st birthday, I struggled to help my daughter cope with the death of a friend she loved. Loss leads to grief but asking why a smart, compassionate, and beautiful person would take her life when she had so much to look forward to, help us understand the importance of compassion and acceptance in this world. Read more »


Superdelegates and Animal Farm Revisited

All animals are equal.                                                                                          ~George Orwell, Animal Farm

Americans pride themselves on the democratic principle of “one person, one vote.” Well, sort of. Registered voters cast their ballots for a presidential nominee in the primaries leading up to the political conventions where the party representative is formally nominated by the delegates, not the voters. Read more »



We’ve been so hoodwinked and bamboozled by the meat, milk, and egg industries that the majority of people, including well-meaning but misinformed doctors and nutritionists, haven’t a clue that the best and most healthful sources of protein come from whole plants.

Plant-Strong is the new title of a book that was originally called My Beef with Meat (2013), a New York Times Bestseller. The original title was clever and catchy (the brainchild of a marketing executive in the publishing house) but the words never quite reflected the author’s style (positive) or his approach to living a plant-strong life, which is inclusive. Read more »


The Sweet Potato, Tofu, and Mushroom Bowl

Because you know I’m all about that bowl

‘Bout that bowl, no plate

I’m all about that bowl

‘Bout that bowl, no plate

I’m all about that bowl

“Bout that bowl, no plate

I’m all about that bowl

‘Bout that bowl…bowl…bowl…bowl

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Golden Berries and Golden Berry Relish

Golden Berries are making an appearance in grocery stores nationwide. Native to high altitude tropical climates – and particularly Peru and Columbia – Golden Berries are small round berries that look like yellow cherry tomatoes but with a sweet and mild tart flavor.

Also known as Peruvian Ground Cherries, Cape Gooseberries, Uchuva, and Physalis (its scientific name), Golden Berries have traditionally been used to make jams, preserves, and as an exotic garnish on tarts.  More recently, the berries are being enjoyed as is, chopped in a salad, or diced in a relish (see recipe below). Read more »


Why GMO’s Don’t Matter but What You Eat Does

The recent defeat of the Senate bill that would have created voluntary national standards for food labeling with genetically modified ingredients would have prevented states (including Vermont, the leader whose food labeling laws go into effect July 1, 2016) from mandating labels on food that contain genetically modified ingredients. Read more »


Dark Chocolate Matzah Bark

If you happen to live in Boston and need the perfect Passover treat, stop in at EHChocolatier at 561 Windsor Street in Sommerville, just east of Cambridge to buy Dark Chocolate Matzah Bark. Whether buying these for yourself, sharing as part of a dessert, or bringing them as a gift for the host or hostess, Dark Chocolate Matzah Bark will bring a sweet ending to any Passover Seder.

For those of us unable to get to Boston, EHChocolatier ships the bark 2-day Priority, Fed Ex 2-day, and UPS Second Day Air to ensure receipt before Passover. Read more »