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Top Ten Healthy Plant-based Snacks for Traveling

Dear Reader- I’ve found the key to healthy eating on-the-go is being prepared. Yes, you may get lucky and come across an adorable little beach cafe serving fresh squeezed juices, buffalo tofu bites and chickpea kale salads or a gourmet modern mecca with sleek outdoor seating and divinely prepared raw plant-based thai lettuce wraps and kimchi…

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How to Adopt a Vegan Diet Overnight

How to go Vegan Overnight

  Fascinating Findings on Facebook    In a Facebook group I joined, someone posted the question:   “How long did it take you to switch to 100% plant based diet?”.   I was surprised to see how many people responded with some form of “in an instant” or “overnight”.   In this blog post, I will share…

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I’m a Vegan and a Cancer Survivor

I'm a Vegan and Cancer Survivor

Hello Dear Reader-   Four years into my plant-based lifestyle, I thought I’d reflect on the experience and write about a topic I’ve not shared much about on Beantown Kitchen.   I am a cancer survivor.   I am also very lucky.   I was cured of melanoma about five years before adopting a whole foods plant…

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Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Hello Dear Reader-   I teach free, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation grant-funded healthy cooking classes in Boston. One of the main goals of the program is to debunk myths about plant-based eating and show participants that the diet is nutritionally adequate, health promoting, satisfying   …and delicious!   This is one of the recipes we share…created…

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Homemade Almond Milk

Home Made Almond Milk: vegan, plant-based, gluten free

Hello Dear Reader-   My husband loves to make his own almond milk. One of these days I am going to catch him on video. So far, he’s been too camera shy for me to make that happen.         He loves the fresh and creamy taste. There is nothing he prefers in…

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Gluten-free Snowday Brownies

Easy No Bake Gluten Free Plant based Brownie

Hello Dear Reader-   It’s a beautiful day here in Boston. It’s a winter (almost spring-time) wonderland. The streets are quiet and it’s a perfect day to make my favorite gluten free, no bake brownies.     They are so easy to make. The require no baking at all. The ingredients are: Walnuts Medjool Dates…

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Creamy Banana Oatmeal Bowl

Creamy Banana Oatmeal Bowl

This Creamy Banana Oatmeal bowl is sweet, heart healthy and nutrient rich. It is the perfect start to a morning.  Just five ingredients: steel cut oats, bananas, cinnamon, ground flax seed and raisins and you are on your way.     Start by heating water on high in a sauce pan until it comes to a rolling…

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Pad Thai – Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

Pad Thai/ Peanut Noodles

Hello Dear Reader-   Who doesn’t love Peanuty Pad Thai Noodles? Well, I’m sure plenty of people don’t love them…but I haven’t met them yet. These noodles really are one of my favorite go-to  plant based  dishes that please the palates of omnivores, vegetarians and vegans too.   This version of Pad Thai is amped up…

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Rainbow Buddha Bowl

buddha bowl prepared

Hello Dear Reader-   The ingredients in this dish are delicious, nutritious, filling, easy-to-prepare…what more could you ask for? Well- maybe more. They are also completely vegan and whole food plant-based. That means that they are made from the most wholesome ingredients, all minimally processed. In other words, ingredients that come from plants, not made…

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