Small Space Gardens

Because of space limitations, this summer was the first time in many years that I did not have a garden.  One of my favorite things to do in past summers was to walk out into the garden and pick a handful of herbs to brighten my plant-based dishes.  I decided to create a “small-space garden” on our front porch steps and planted rosemary, basil, thyme and mint in pots.  They turned out to be a decorative, productive and attractive addition to our front porch. 

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What’s Wrong with Fake Meat?

A common tendency among people transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet is to find those delicious recipes or meals that include a meat substitute.  I understand why people would crave the one thing that was the center of their dinner plate for decades.  It’s likely you are missing the flavor, texture, and colors ofRead more The post What’s Wrong with Fake Meat? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Swap the Meat for Whole Plant Substitutes

A common tendency among people transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet is to find those delicious recipes or meals that include a meat substitute.  I understand why people would crave the one thing that was the center of their dinner plate for decades.  It’s likely you are missing the flavor, texture, and colors of meat, which fake meat products mimic.  The biggest concerns with many of these products, however, are the isolated soy proteins, textured protein, excessive use of oils, and salts they contain.  You have to pick your battles if you are using these products, but here are some guidelines I use when choosing to play around in the fake meat arena.

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What Exactly is a PlantPure Meal Starter?

Many people have been asking what a “PlantPure Kitchen Starter” is.  Here is my attempt to explain why we created them and how they can be a helpful addition to your pantry. Growing up in the 70’s was the beginning of the processed food boom.  My mother was a great cook, but she went backRead more The post What Exactly is a PlantPure Kitchen Starter? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Fall Recipes

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay. The fall months bring some of the best seasonal produce, while also bringing us into holiday season, which is often full of rich and unhealthy foods.  Rather than indulging in candy and baked goods this time of year, enjoy recipes with seasonal fruits and vegetables that you don’t normally use theRead more The post Fall Recipes appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Grilling Plant-Based

Laura Dietrich After transitioning to a plant- based diet, many people put away their grills thinking they will never use them again.  The good news is that you can dust off your grill and start to make amazing plant-based creations that have a very unique flavor.  The sky’s the limit when it comes to grillingRead more The post Grilling Plant-Based appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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My Favorite Products

Laura Dietrich Over the years I have found several products that make plant-based cooking easier and more flavorful.  These products add another layer of seasoning that really help to make my plant-based creations delicious.  Here are a few of my favorite pantry items that I always have on hand. Dorot frozen spices (garlic, basil andRead more The post My Favorite Products appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Are You a Picky Plant-Based Eater?

Are you a picky eater, or do you have picky eaters in your household? Shifting to a plant-based diet often means shifting our taste buds, which can be a difficult task for picky eaters. Starting out with flavors you’re comfortable with, along with plant foods without strong flavor notes, is a good first step inRead more The post Are You a Picky Plant-Based Eater? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Keep Your Body and Brain Hydrated

Photo courtesy of Pixels.      Remembering to drink enough water during the day can be challenging, especially if you have a busy schedule. In a video by Dr. Gregor, he calls water the “number one nutrient in our diet.” The effects of dehydration on our brain can include fatigue, lack of mental clarity, and moodRead more The post Keep Your Body and Brain Hydrated appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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