Mmmm. Chile con Queso

I didn’t Screen Shot 2015-08-08 at 8.20.53 PMthink it would be possible. A local company here in Colorado has come up with spicy “queso” without the dairy! It’s sensational. I am not being paid to say this either… Let Thy Food has come out with a new product that is so close to the real thing that I cannot imagine my chips or burritos without it! Stop by Nooch or Whole Foods here in Denver to grab some!

Here’s a recipe to try.

Wow. I didn’t know vegan “buffalo wings” could be so good!


Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 8.52.22 PMThis weekend, my wife treated us to a most delicious treat: vegan cauliflower buffalo “wings.” Now while this may sound crazy to you, the good part of the buffalo “wing” is not really the chicken — it’s the spices and seasoning. And with some amazing tricks in the kitchen along with your favorite sauce, you can transform ordinary cauliflower into a game time hero that everyone (even the hard core carnivores) will love!

The recipe is here:

And if you want an indulgent “blue cheese” dressing check this out:

For me personally, I always prefer the plain one, but if you need that extra richness, try the dressing.

Bon Appetit!

How does eating plants help my heart?

This is the question I get regularly. Why do this? Why do plants help?

Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine said “Let food by thy medicine,” and he wasn’t wrong. Life wasn’t meant to be lived on lifelong medicines. It was meant to feel great, be active, and eat right without dependence on long term medication pills. And, as such, with eating plants, there are enormous health benefits from preventing cancer all the way to preventing and treating heart disease.

Following a whole foods, whole grain, plant-based, low fat, low salt, whole-foods diet not only lowers cholesterol and blood pressure (which are known contributors to heart disease) but also lowers weight, reduces are cures diabetes (a major contributor to heart disease) and improves energy levels allowing more exercise (a major preventer of heart disease).

There are very few studies showing much in the reversal of heart disease. While statin drugs have been shown in very high doses to effect minimal coronary disease reversal, work by Dr. Esselstyn (SEE FIGURE) have shown marked angiographic (a test to show the coronary arteries) disease reversal, and abatement in angina (chest pain from heart disease). Literally following a lifestyle of plant-based diets, exercising regularly, and practicing mindfulness can do more for your health than most procedures or medicines. However, it requires commitment… a very firm commitment.

So what are you waiting for? Start now!  Check out this free guide!