Meat-less, by Kristie Middleton, is a wonderful resource for everybody who is interested in bringing more plant-based food into their daily diets. The book offers a nice balance of research, real-life stories, and practical ideas for slowly eliminating meat, dairy, and eggs from menus and lifestyles. Divided into three parts —- “Why Meat-Less,” “Getting Started,” […]
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I’m starting out the new year helping people learn the basics of eating clean in 2016 with a workshop at Cookspace Hawaii. We’ll help you make healthier choices to feel better everyday in 2016. Eating Clean in 2016 will be hosted January 16 at Cookspace, a workshop and dining venue in Honolulu. In this tw0-hour workshop, […]
This coconut curry rice is a simple (and simply delicious) side dish or grain main for quick weeknight meals.
DIY Vegan, the newest book from authors Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman is beautiful, helpful, and is already my favorite go-to cookbook.
Ready to feed your head? This list of the best food documentaries to watch now includes films about GMOs, food addiction, fast food, health and more!
These gorgeous recipes will help you plan for a most amazing cruelty free Easter brunch!
Not sure how to use nutritional yeast? We’ve got all the details of this wacky and wonderful vegan pantry staple and six great recipes to get you started.
Recent USDA guidelines don’t reflect the complicated relationship between diet and environment.
Mochi is a fun, yummy gluten-free dessert that is versatile, easy and super delicious! Try our recipe for Chocolate Banana Berry Mochi and fall in love!
Daikon radish is a wacky and wonderful root vegetable. Learn about the health benefits and find six new daikon radish recipes to add to your kitchen!
The new USDA beef program wants to promote meat consumption, despite a clear conflict of interest between improving health and growing animal agriculture.
Chia seeds are a little miracle: teeny black and white seeds that contain a serious amount of protein, calcium, fiber and healthy fats (and a host of other nutrients too!) to help fuel your day. The protein is high quality and helps repair and build muscles, the calcium is good for happy bones and teeth […]
Last month I gave a little talk at our local Nerd Nite, and event to celebrate all things smart and nerdy. Nerd Nite Honolulu is a monthly gathering at a hip bar, where each month nerds will come to talk about their favorite topics: climate change, graduate research, astronomy, stress relief, anything goes. Last week […]
Colorful fruits and vegetables make me happy. I believe they should make anybody happy (and in fact, studies show that consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables does make people happy!)! And it is advised to have a pallete of color on your plate each meal in greater proportion to meats and carbohydrates. One […]
Today, Vibrant Wellness Journal welcomes back Jin Hirata, a Japanese Macrobiotic chef and nutritionist from New York. Check out Jin’s previous post here, and learn more on his website, Whole Life with Jin. In my country, there is this old saying, Shin do fu ji (身土不二). It literally means “Our body and the soil (or […]