Blogs about Food And Cooking

Tips for Growing Muscles the Natural Way

There are many tips around the web on how to lose weight. However, little is written on how to gain weight. It’s obvious why that is. Only 2% of the American population wants to gain weight according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics gathered between 2007 and 2010.

One Good Food Choice Leads to Another

Are you enjoying your food choices every day of your life?   Or have you made a series of choices resulting in disappointment and weight gain.   Do you ever have the feeling that every good food choice you try to make requires great effort and produces little reward.   Don’t spend your time and energy mourning all the bad food decisions you have made and don’t overthink all the good food choices you try to make.  There is hope for you!!  The way to overcome the results of a series of bad choices is through a series of right choices---one c

Raw Vegan Lifestyle

It has been a while since my last post...busy with life: started teaching this spring semester so there was a lot of prepping for two new classes which is what took away from my posts.  Squeezing in a little update during my lunch break.  This new lifestyle is quite challenging to say the least.  As my body was going through detoxing, I had some days where I just didn't feel great or with energy.  My husband  helped me through this phase because I didn't want to continue.  One of the great things of choosing to make changes is allowing yourself some gra

It's Diet Resolution Week - Part 3

Got through my first!

It's Diet Resolution Week - Part 2

Good morning, Friday!

It's Diet Resolution Week

Well, it is the first week of the new year! What have you implemented as your new resolve?  My choice was to try eating a raw vegan diet.  No, it is not eating uncooked meat. Think vegetables, nuts, seeds, green "smoothie" drink, water...stuff that is good for you.  My decision arose from some health concerns I've been facing for at least a couple years.

Make your food ahead strategies

With the holidays upon us, many of us are too busy to eat healthy, due to lack of time to prepare or even shop for food.Thanks to PN Nutrition, I can share the following chart with you, helping YOU eat better and plan better.Happy Holidays. Heike Yates

Fall Harvest Vegan Soup

The fall always makes me want soup.  I love soup, and it is one of the things that is sometimes dissapointing in eating out that a food that can be so healthy is often caloric without flavor and heavy without depth.  A cream soup, in my mind, can be a wonderful treat, but I don't want it often, and if I am going to have it I want it to be really worth it.  At least 20 years ago my younger brother, who is a chef, made a cream of broccoli soup for Christmas that was so good I ate 3 bowls and didn't have anything else he made.

Boost your meal plan with some Cauliflower

Cauliflower is extremely versatile, from eating it steamed as a whole (which is may favorite), to making soups, as carb replacement instead of potatoes. Cauliflower is not only a low carbohydrate option, but is full of vitamins, protein and a terrific source of fiber. 

Pumping Up the Protein for Vegetarian Bodybuilders