The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
What exactly does that little soybean do? Turns out that it is a nutritional powerhouse, and although no governmental guidelines have been issued as to how much you should consume a day as part of your healthy diet, most researchers and health pr... Read more
There was a time in recent history when the closest Americans willingly came to soybeans was by driving through farm country. The only milk you could find at the grocery store came from cows, and the word “tofu” conjured images of bell-bo... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
I'm doing the Twist n Raw food plan. I must be honest the smoothies are nasty. But I am losing weight so I'm hanging in there. I need more energy though. My body is weak. I'm averaging 1,500 cal a day. I'm excited for the weight loss. Happy Friday... Read more
Struggling tonight. I want to binge junk food eat!!! I have a family who is not on this journey with me, so I have Oreos staring at me!!! 🙈😔 Gonna stay strong!! And go workout to take my mind off that immediate satisfaction. Sweat not sweets.... Read more
What is tempeh?Tempeh is fermented soy food that originated on the island of Java in Indonesia and is fermented with the mold Rhizopus oligosporus. Fermentation of tempeh can involve a period of several days or longer, and fermentation is usually car... Read more
How tofu is made and if all tofu is fermented?Originating in China well over a thousand years ago, tofu is made by curdling soymilk so that soymilk proteins become coagulated. The resulting soy curds can then be pressed into a sliceable cake. "Nigari... Read more
Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c... Read more
Vegetarian Awareness Month is wrapping up, but the meat-free mealtime fun doesn't have to end! In addition to giving away 5 copies of our e-book "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Ba... Read more
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