Learning to Love REAL food

Exploring Plant-Based Eating

Learning to love real food

Discovering Whole food, plant based eating

What is Whole Food, Plant-Based?

Whole food is minimally processed and in a state that is close to what it looked like when it was harvested. Plant based is food that grows from the earth and you can probably recognize its appearance. Eating food with a focus on whole food and plant based is good for your body, the planet and most importantly it tastes great!

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My Mission

Honestly, my mission is to learn to cook delicious and flavorful meals that even meat-eaters enjoy.

Exploring Foods

Experiment, taste and enjoy a variety of plant-based foods. You just might wish you had started sooner.

Learn To Cook

Learn to draw out the best flavor in foods and explore ways to make favorite recipes plant-based.

Having Trouble Eating Healthy?

You’re Not Alone.

I hope you will join me on this whole food, plant-based journey and learn to love REAL food.

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Plant-based Eating Made Easy & Fun

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Plant-based Eating

How will I get enough protein?

Protein deficiency is almost non-existent in developed countries and usually only seen in people suffering from a severe calorie deficiency.

Find out more about protein from PCRM.org where Chuck Carrol, James Loomis, M.D. and registered dietitian Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. this “protein myth“.

Will I need to take vitamins to eat this way?

Per Dr Gregor, at NutritionFacts.org, getting enough vitamin B12 is absolutely nonnegotiable for those centering their diets around plant-based foods.

Want to know more about Vitamin B12 supplements, visit NutritionFacts.org for some great information.

Why should care about changing the way I eat?

You should care about what you eat for the same reason your doctor wants you to move your body more. It’s better for your health! Eating healthier can potentially prevent or reverse many conditions like diabetes and heart disease. On top of that, it’s better for the planet. 

For more information, watch this free documentary from ForksOverKnives.com.

Can I afford to eat plant based?

Because a whole food, plant-based way of eating is based around staples like rice, potatoes and beans you should definitely be able to eat on a budget. These foods are found in many package sizes. Buying from the bulk bins or larger quantity packages will save you money.

For ideas on how this can be done for only $7 a day per person, check out this sample menu and grocery list from ForksOverKnives.com.

Do I need special equipment to cook plant-based?

Most foods can be cooked in multiple ways and with a variety of equipment. So no, you don’t need any special or expensive equipment. Some equipment like an instant pot can reduce cooking times but it’s not required. Many recipes will provide instructions for alternate methods based on the equipment you have.

Here is a list of suggested equipment from one plant-based chef on NutritionStudies.org.

Where do I find plant-based recipes?

Start looking for recipes on the platforms that you’re currently on and most comfortable with. I like to search on Google and YouTube. I’ll also follow food bloggers on Facebook, Instagram , Pinterest and their personal websites. Pinterest is a great place for finding, organizing and saving links to recipes.

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