Category Archives: Plant-Based

Plant-Based Diet Myths Debunked: Protein

Plant-Based Diet Myths Debunked: Protein
Just ask any vegetarian what they hear the most after telling somebody that they don't eat meat.  I am not a betting gal, but I'd put money on this:  "How do you get enough protein?" All joking aside, you do not have to eat meat in order for your body to get enough protein.  I thought it might be helpful to share the basics of how proteins are built and what they are used for in your body. Some basic biology vocabulary: Mono = one; Poly = many Monomers are single units (like train...

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Summer Quinoa Salad – a Simple “Go-To” Dish

Summer Quinoa Salad – a Simple “Go-To” Dish
My first Rouxbe assignment was to make my "go-to" plant-based dish.  I know it sounds odd, but I don't really have a specialty.  I usually do a little-of-this and a little-of-that (although I do make a mean coconut macaroon...)  So, I decided to keep it simple and make a summer quinoa salad.  This dish represents how I like to cook - with fresh ingredients that I already have on hand.  Quinoa, filled with protein, serves as an ideal canvas to combine with cucumbers, bell peppers, kalamata olives,...

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Rouxbe – Starting My Online Culinary Education

Rouxbe – Starting My Online Culinary Education
It's hard to believe that I ran a successful mobile cooking school for children without having attended culinary school.  Of course, you have to remember that the number 1 priority of working with children is, in fact, liking  children. And it doesn't hurt to be an experienced educator, who's goal is to make learning feel like playtime.  But I digress... After my involuntary hiatus from the classroom this coming school year, I was given the opportunity to participate in the Professional Plant-Based...

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead
I have been flooded with emotions over the course of the past few weeks.  The school year is nearly finished, and I have been a whirling dervish of grading, packing boxes and moving them home.  Along with the sadness of leaving some amazing students and colleagues, there are still some lingering hard feelings of a new job ending too soon (for mysterious, but undoubtedly political reasons). But it is said that things happen for a reason, and in reality, it does appear to be so.  My son will...

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