The Ease and Joy of Planting Garlic

by Cynthia Davis As a plant-based cook in my home I cannot make a meal without including garlic! It’s the most important vegetable I use to create flavor in so many sauces, marinades and dressings. Just filling the kitchen with the smell of garlic cooking in the pan is enough to lift my spirits. This…

What is a Buddha Bowl?

by Miriam Hahn If you spend any time scrolling food blogger feeds on Instagram or Facebook, you know that a popular food trend is Buddha Bowls!  What are they, and why the hype? Buddha bowls are a delicious meal balanced with protein, fat and fiber making them super filling and satisfying, along with packing in…

CPG Marketing Lessons: Launching a Disruptive Brand

by Chris Mahoney I recently led the development and launch of a disruptive brand in the health and wellness food and beverage space for the first time in my career. It was a very rewarding experience. As I think about what made this launch so successful, I want to share the 5 most important lessons…

Whole Roasted Eggplant with Herbed Tahini Sauce

by Harrison Gessow This recipe is inspired by a legendary dish at Lil’ Frankie’s in the Lower East Side, NYC. They roast a whole eggplant in a pizza oven and dress it simply with high-quality olive oil and black salt. We don’t have a pizza oven, fancy olive oil, or black salt, and chances are…

You Feta Believe It! (REVIEW)

by Ben Davis Our friends at Follow Your Heart have been pioneering the cheese alternative space for 5 decades now, and I must say they have outdone themselves with this new product: Dairy-Free Feta Crumbles. This feta is the real deal. It’s sharp and tangy. It’s moist and crumbly. Most importantly, it is filling an…

Limiting Saturated Fat: Still Important for a Healthy Heart

by Dr. Joel Kahn, MD The observation that diet and health are related can be traced back at least to Hippocrates over 2,000 years ago with the statement credited to him that “food is medicine”. The average lifespan in the last century has been been extended greatly, but many of those additional years are burdened…

Effective Education in the Plant-Forward Movement

by Lorena Mucke When we look around we often see things we want to change. After all, it is very hard to ignore that the world is facing unprecedented challenges – the current pandemic, climate change, increasing rates of preventable diseases, environmental devastation, food insecurity, social injustice, and the unnecessary killing and abuse of non-human…

Why You Need a Spiralizer!

by Miriam Hahn Eating plant-based means eating lots of plants in all different ways. Once you get the basics down, it’s time to experiment with some new creative things you can do with healthy food! One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my spiralizer! It is easy to use, easy to clean and doesn’t take…

Wining and Dining for A New World

by Priya Rao Harvest Seminar Series: A Resource for the Recovery of the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry There is no doubt that hospitality has been one of the hardest hit industries across the world and will be one of the slowest to recover. While we wait for the public to feel more comfortable dining indoors,…

Embodying Zero Waste with Follow Your Heart

by Abigail Stevens This week (7-11 September) is Zero Waste Week, a week to raise awareness of the impact our throwaway culture has on the environment. It challenges participants to live a ‘zero’ or minimal waste lifestyle, focusing on reusing and recycling packaging, lowering food waste, abstaining from fast fashion, and cutting out single use…