Our Readers Ask: If I’m Vegetarian, What Foods Can I Eat for Protein?

A quick search on “vegetarian sources of protein” pulls up a number of listings (“Top 17,” Top 26,” etc.)  And each of those listings identify a different and random assortment of protein sources–which can make it confusing to keep track of them and, more importantly, to remember them when hurrying to put a meal together. … Read more…

Recipe: Chocolate Almond Macaroons

Note:  This recipe is part of a series on making your good eating resolutions come true.  A couple months ago, I resolved to make my own almond milk so I didn’t have to drink the additives in store-bought almond milk.  While you can learn a lot about how to make almond milk from this series, … Read more…

Diet Hopes Day 35, Barrier #6: Backsliding

The Fine Line Between Realistic Goal Adjustments–and Plain Old Flaking Out What if I can’t keep up? Is that fear lurking in the shadows whenever you get up the courage to try some new habit?  “Will I just end up failing and kick myself for even trying?” These fears sure cropped up for me as … Read more…

Diet Hopes Day 15, Barrier #5: Using Up Leftover Almond Meal: Banana Muffins and Healthy Brownies

Tasty Waste Not-Want Not Strategies + Where Is This Story Going? Two weeks into my almond milk experiment I came to an uncomfortable realization:  Making my own nut milk was producing a lot of food waste!  I want to tell you more about why this is a problem and how brownies and banana muffins came … Read more…

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Almond Brownies (Gluten Free)

Note:  This recipe is part of a series on making your good eating resolutions come true.  A few months ago, I resolved to make my own almond milk so I didn’t have to drink the additives in store-bought almond milk.  While you can learn a lot about how to make almond milk from this series, … Read more…

Recipe: Gluten Free, Almost Paleo Banana Bread

Note:  This recipe is part of a series on making your good eating resolutions come true.  A few months ago, I resolved to make my own almond milk so I didn’t have to drink the additives in store-bought almond milk.  While you can learn a lot about how to make almond milk from this series, … Read more…

Diet Hopes Day 10, Barrier #4: What If I Don’t Like My Healthier Almond Milk?

Hopeful news and tips for dealing with uncooperative taste buds The last two posts described how I successfully battled Recipe Frustration and Cooking Tedium.  As I did so and, bit by bit, improved my milk-making process, I became ever more confident and comfortable that I could weave it into my food life pretty easily.  Mission … Read more…