Fried Lentil Salad
Fried Lentil Salad
Jessica Vierra · Sep 28 2 minute read

Quick and easy to make, this salad has a depth of flavor that will have you making it again. Dark leafy greens like spring mix or baby kale add high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. This dish is tasty with some garlic bread, avocado toast, or whole grains such as brown rice, millet, and quinoa.

Running With Endurance
Running With Endurance
Stephanie McNeilus · Sep 13 4 minute read

It was March of 2020, and I had just completed a 15-mile run in preparation for my first marathon set to happen in May. Tired and sore, I limped inside for some rest. March of 2020 was a pivotal month! Not only because I completed the longest run I had ever attempted, but also because of the international lockdown that brought the whole world to a stop.

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Monica Hurtado · Sep 9 2 minute read

This rich and decadent hazelnut spread delivers amazing flavor without using refined sugars. This spread is so delicious you will want to eat the whole jar in one sitting!

The Vegetarian Edge
The Vegetarian Edge
Vicki Griffin · Sep 7 5 minute read

Americans are suffering from a great burden of disease that is rooted in lifestyle. Seventy percent of chronic diseases and ailments—including a third of all cancers—are related to diet. The journey toward improved health, energy, mood, and weight may be as close as your garden—or your local produce department.

Island Summer Salad
Island Summer Salad
Selah M. Lee · Aug 30 2 minute read

This delightful summer salad combines delicious flavors and textures to please any palate and is hearty enough to satisfy the appetite as a main dish. The juice from the mango mixed with fresh mint gives this salad a refreshing flavor. The plantain enhances the sweetness of the salad, and the roasted chickpeas add a delightful crunch!

The Flicker of a Candle
The Flicker of a Candle
Desiree Magnant · Aug 24 3 minute read

As the therapist ministered with her hands, she noticed that Millie was drifting off following a dose of painkillers administered by the hospice nurse. The therapist hummed while she worked. Her hum eventually grew into a song, and she began to sing "This Little Light of Mine."

Walking Miracle Challenge
Walking Miracle Challenge
Anthony R. Castelbuono · Aug 20 3 minute read

I kept my higher insulin dosages going for two days, and then I decided to try something I had never done before. I had heard about the benefits of going for a walk after eating and had tried it a few times but I had never SEEN any benefit. Well, this time I SAW the benefit.

Ukrainian Borscht
Ukrainian Borscht
Jessica Vierra · Aug 13 1 minute read

I remember the first time I had borscht as a child at a friend’s house. It definitely made an impression and the vivid colors were memorable. How often do you eat a meal that is naturally magenta? Those deep rich colors found in plant foods are in fact healing nutrients called phytochemicals that are seldom found in packaged foods.

Selah's Banana Bread
Selah's Banana Bread
Selah M. Lee · Jul 30 1 minute read

I like bananas! But, I love banana bread!! When bananas are spotted or overripe, it's time to make them into banana bread. I hope you enjoy this banana bread recipe as much as I do.

Strategies for Making a Personal Exercise Plan — Part 1
Strategies for Making a Personal Exercise Plan — Part 1
Franklin V. Cobos II · Jul 26 3 minute read

If you are struggling with how and where to start, then this article is for you! Everyone needs to start somewhere, even if it is from a place of no exercise at all. In fact, getting little to no exercise at all is not an uncommon situation. If this describes you, please do not be discouraged.

Columbian Rice Pudding
Columbian Rice Pudding
Monica Hurtado · Jul 14 1 minute read

This rice pudding is so delicious, it reminds me of my childhood back in Colombia. There are different variations of “Arroz Con Leche” in Latin America, but this is my vegan Colombian version.

Exercise: It Goes to Your Head
Exercise: It Goes to Your Head
Vicki Griffin · Jul 12 5 minute read

Hulda was depressed, overweight, sickly, and constantly fatigued. In her 60’s and suffering from the loss of her husband, her poor health aggravated her depression. Born in 1896 and reared on a Canadian farm, her diet was rich in meat, milk, cream, butter, eggs, and candy. She began walking to relieve her sadness — and set some new records in the process!