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Sooner Touch Down Chili

Touch Down Chili! Can’t believe we are sharing this but here is our family recipe for the absolute BEST plant based chili…ever…and it’s so easy! “Boomer!” Can we get a “Sooner?” Heat in large pot: 2 tsp olive oil And add: 1 large onion, chopped.  Cook for 3-5 min. Add the following: 1 package Beyond […]




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Fiber and the Benefits of a Whole Foods Diet

By Dr. Rich Is fiber just a bulking agent that improves the number two? Or, is there more to fiber than meets the eye? We used to think that fiber was simply a non-digestible component of the food that we eat. However, we now know that fiber is actually digestible by gut bacteria. This has been shown to […]




Keeping Your Telomeres Long — The Holy Grail of Longevity?

By Dr. Rich Here’s another compelling reason why I believe a whole foods, plant-based diet is the key to a healthy body and a lower risk of age-related illnesses and cancers…Telomeres. What are telomeres, you may ask? This is a very important question, so let’s dive right in! Telomeres and Shoelaces The National Institutes of Health defines a […]




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Produce Storage Essentials

Produce is a standard in the American household. A produce section is always featured prominently in our supermarkets, and young urban adults have made local farmer’s markets a hip trend, yet adequate storage of fruits and vegetables seems to be an elusive trait amongst so many consumers. Not only is an incredible amount of money […]




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Paleo Diet and Plant-Based Eating

By Dr. Rich “New” Paleo The Paleo “revolution” has sparked controversy and debate among plant-based nutrition advocates and those who espouse a “caveman” approach to diet.  However, if we look at the true paleolithic diet from thousands of years ago, it much more resembles a plant-based diet in the actual nutritional content.  A 2010 study […]




Vegetarian Chili Tosca Reno

Tosca Reno’s Vegetarian Chili on Meatless Monday

We’ve tried our fair share of recipes and this one is a favorite, maybe because it has chocolate in it and it’s loaded with clean-eating protein! Enjoy! From Tosca’s Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook: Beans are an ideal source of Clean-Eating protein and even those who aren’t vegetarian love this “meaty” meatless chili recipe. It is still a satisfying […]




Ginger

4 Reasons You Should be Adding Ginger to Your Diet

Many of us enjoy ginger in everything from appetizers to main courses and desserts, but did you know that ginger also promotes metabolism, energy, circulation and a number of medical benefits? Fights Nausea Ginger has been a long-time natural remedy found in Chinese medicine for nausea caused by motion sickness, cancer treatment and morning sickness. […]




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Mexican Lasagna with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans for Meatless Mondays

Here’s a favorite of Amy’s family – Mexican Lasagna with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans! Mexican Lasagna Ingredients 2 cups salsa Verde, divided 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small bite size pieces 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (4.5 ounce) can green chiles 1/2 cup diced red onion 3 Tbsp. chopped […]




All Saints Catholic School

Ediblend Visits All Saints Catholic School

As part of ediblend’s program for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, staff members spent a fun morning with Penny Patton’s health class at All Saints Catholic School.  The 5th and 6th graders were excited to hear about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables!  Dr. Rich started out talking about popular sports drinks and how […]