Roasted Squash Soup (Easy Vegan Recipe)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Roasted squash soup could not be simpler to make, and it’s bursting with antioxidants and fiber for a delightfully nutritious lunch or dinner. Or breakfast. Because why not? Yumminess starts popping up around spring time, when the first sweet vegetables begin to appear. I’ve got tons of dishes featuring my favorites here on the blog, from lemon-roasted asparagus to spring…

Are Crickets the New Kale? Or, Eating Insects in NYC (Video)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Are crickets the next superfood? Insects are a far more sustainable source of animal protein than terrestrial mammals and most seafood, but will people otherwise unaccustomed choose them for dinner? One of the things I talk and write about frequently is the future of food. But things are changing fast, and foods that were once on the horizon for the…

Hearty Winter Stew with Mushrooms, Barley, and White Beans (Recipe)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Warm up winter nights with a hearty stew bursting with nutritious whole grains, beans, vegetables, and herbs. It’s inexpensive, easy, and makes enough for fridge and freezer to boot! It was a recent trip to Kripalu and a bowl of their mushroom and barley soup that reminded me of this traditional favorite. In fact, I used to make this (vegan)…

Salad for Breakfast: It’s a Thing

Saturday, January 28, 2017

If you’re looking to create a healthy change in your diet, why not try including a salad in your morning meal? Because you should never say no to salad, whatever the time of day. That being said, I really, really wanted pizza for breakfast this morning. No, I’m not talking about grabbing a couple of cold slices from the refrigerator…

Artichoke Hummus Sandwich with Arugula and Tomato (Recipe)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Artichoke hummus on whole grain bread with baby arugula and tomato makes an easy lunch or snack. The picture says everything you need to know about this tasty little number, where homemade artichoke hummus (super easy, and ready in 5 minutes) pairs up with baby arugula, tomato, and rustic whole grain bread for an open-faced sandwich that’s as satisfying as…

Oozy Boozy Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (Recipe)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The ooey gooey goodness of pecan pie is studded with melty chocolate chunks and a splash of bourbon in this ravishing pie, a perfect indulgence for the holiday season. Last year at this time I was blogging about some of my favorite healthy holiday recipes, a mix of plant-based favorites elegant enough for a festive table along with a few…

Thanksgiving PSA: Deep Fried Turkey (May Include William Shatner)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

In the interest of safety—and because how often can you see William Shatner rap and burn?—I bring to you this Thanksgiving Public Service Announcement for those who live to deep fry their bird. Worth reiterating the final line: “Fire, metal, oil, and turkey are glorious in harmony but their power is unrelenting in careless hands.” Be safe, my friends, and…

Lobster Tacos for Taco Tuesday, or Any Day (Recipe)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fresh Maine lobster meets summer-sweet corn in these quick tacos, which require little more than a squeeze of lime juice and avocado crema to dress them up. I am a lobster fiend, and a recent trip to Maine had me returning with pounds of lobster meat and shells from eight (!) lobsters from the previous night’s clambake. The shells were…

Better than Chinese Take-Out: Summer Beans, Shiitake Mushrooms, Tofu, and Peanuts (Recipe)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Ditch mediocre Chinese take-out and celebrate the power of soy in two ways—fermented black soybeans and tofu—in this simple summer stir fry filled with color, crunch, and umami goodness. Think soy can’t be part of a healthy diet? Think again. This protein and phytonutrient packed superfood is central to Japanese diets—and the Okinawans in particular are among the longest lived…

Falafel: The Other Burger

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Move over, beef. Step aside, turkey. Today’s Meatless Monday burger is made with ground garbanzos and Middle Eastern spices—aka, falafel—and served with creamy tahini a toasty whole grain bun. Like most Americans, I adore burgers. And just because I stopped eating meat decades ago doesn’t mean I stopped loving them. Now I get my fix with all kinds of different…

Dr. P. K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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