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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Cooking Without Oil

Kim Campbell Oil is a highly processed food with no nutritional value and essentially empty calories.  Fat is higher in calories per gram than any other food.  You can get plenty of natural fats by eating a whole food plant based diet.  Here are some cooking tips after you ditch the oil bottles and leapRead more The post Cooking Without Oil appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Why No Oil?

Kim Campbell Cooking without oil can be a challenge at first, but once you learn how to make the correct substitutions it truly becomes second nature.  Also, your taste buds will begin to adapt and change within just a few weeks, reducing your preference for oil.  If you are you looking for quick and easyRead more The post Why No Oil? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Success with Yogurt in the Instant Pot!

Kim Campbell Just looking at that “yogurt” button on my Instant Pot was always intimidating.  However, I recently decided to read up on the process and watch more than a few instructional videos. My first few attempts were a bit of a disaster.  When I finally reached a success point (a few weeks later), IRead more The post Success with Yogurt in the Instant Pot! appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Foods to Enjoy this Winter

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay. Not only is eating seasonally more environmentally friendly and good for your wallet, but it can actually be more nutritious. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are typically harvested at their peak, which means these foods taste better, and are even better for you.  If you choose to eat seasonally by shopping atRead more The post Foods to Enjoy this Winter appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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The Food We Eat

This Ted Talk explores the state of food in America, why we eat what we eat, and how our supermarkets have shaped the future of food.  Food editor and writer Mark Bittman explains why 40% of the food in American supermarkets doesn’t qualify as real food.  Bittman notes that food, by its dictionary definition, isRead more The post The Food We Eat 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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Indianapolis’ Urban Farms Help to Tackle Urban Problems

Indy Urban Acres, a “high-tech hydroponic farm,” is tackling food and job insecurity in Indianapolis. On just five acres of land, the farm produces 35,000 pounds of produce for local food banks annually. The other three acres of the farm are used as an educational space, which is central to the farm’s mission. Tyler Gough,Read more The post Indianapolis’ Urban Farms Help to Tackle Urban Problems 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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Cooking with Chia Seeds

Kim Campbell Chia seeds are a fun and delicious addition to many foods.  They have many of the same properties as flax seeds, but you do not need to grind them to get the benefits. They can be used as an egg replacer, gelatin, and a thickener.  And, they are so good for you!  Don’tRead more The post Cooking with Chia Seeds appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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