Gluten Free Vegan Baking In the Comfort Zone

GF Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

It’s taken me two years to get somewhat comfortable with gluten free baking… All my life, I had only used wheat flour for baking, and suddenly at age 65, I couldn’t any more. I didn’t realize how much I depended on gluten for success in baking until it was gone. I had to use all […]

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10 Ways to Eat Organic on a Tight Budget

How to Eat Organic on a Tight Budget

Most of us know organic food is best, but some of us are discouraged by the cost There are good and bad reasons why organic food is sometimes – but not always – more expensive than conventional food. One bad reason is that even if costs are equal, the greed factor dictates a premium price […]

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Vegan For Her Book Giveaway

Win a Copy of Vegan For Her, The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet Open to U.S. & Canada Only – Sorry Everyone Else! Vegan for Her by Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, co-author of the essential vegan nutrition guide, Vegan For Life, with recipes by J.L. Fields. Vegan for Her, […]

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Fat Free or Low Fat, How Much Does it Matter?

Fat Free

Many plant based diet gurus advocate fat free or low fat diets for health and weight loss Dr. McDougall – The McDougall Program, Joel Fuhrman M.D. – Eat to Live, Dr. Neil Bernard – 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and Robert Pritikin – The Pritikin Principle, Dean Ornish, M.D. – Eat More, Weigh Less are all […]

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Win a Copy of Whole, by T. Colin Campbell

Win T. Colin Campbell’s Book ‘Whole, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition’! Giveaway Completed 8.26.13 An excellent book which could save your life! Read the Savvy Vegetarian review of Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition Enter the giveaway because you need this book, and also because we need your help to boost our Savvy Vegetarian FB […]

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Why Savvy Veg Loves Beans (and so should you)

Love Beans

Beans & Lentils – Nutritious, Delicious, Versatile, Cheap, Vegan – What’s Not to Love? My bean adventures began in 1968 when I first went vegetarian. You’d have thought that I was eating food from another planet, beans & lentils (a.k.a. legumes) seemed so strange to me. The only legumes that I had ever eaten, were […]

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Should We Eat Rice? Get the Facts About Rice

Brown Rice Vs. White Rice

Is rice a healthy food? Does it have too many carbs? Is is loaded with arsenic? Short Answers: Rice is high in carbs, but is a healthy food for most of us. Arsenic contamination is a problem, and even organic rice is affected. Is Rice a Healthy Food? Yes, rice is a healthy food, for […]

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Spinach Cooking, Recipes, Nutrition, Health

Spinach Does a Body Good

We love spinach! It’s so nutritious, healthy, versatile, easy to cook, fun to grow, delicious… And you can add spinach to everything. Well maybe not quite EVERYTHING, but there’s spinach dip, pie, quiche, lasagna, salad, soup, pizza, pasta, ravioli, bread, frittata, even creamed and pickled spinach – with endless variations. The versatility of spinach alone […]

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How to Cook Black Beans to Remove Toxins

Black Beans

Will we get sick if I don’t boil black beans for 20 minutes? I was wondering if you could shed some light on cooking dried black (turtle) beans? I have read up on your site about them, and they seem the same as the other beans I’ve cooked. But the ones I bought came with […]

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Quinoa – Are We Bad for Loving It?

Quinoa Farmers

Quinoa is Highly Nutritious and Delicious and We Love It, But Should We Eat It? I, along with hundreds of thousands of other discerning souls, discovered quinoa several years ago, and it was love at first bite. Quinoa is a non-grain, gluten free, high fiber, high protein, alkaline, high in healthy fat. Quinoa seemed like […]

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