Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Lemon Cumin Vinaigrette – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian

I love the cool weather combination of grapefruit and avocado in this beautiful, seasonal, colorful and healthy salad. This Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Lemon Cumin Vinaigrette is so simple—just throw some salad greens in a bowl, arrange with sliced grapefruit and avocado, sprinkle on some crunchy sunflower seeds, and drizzle with a zesty lemon … Read more

What’s Best, a Vegan or Mediterranean Diet? – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian

Both the vegan and Mediterranean diet are healthful eating patterns that have received a great deal of interest in the nutrition world—a new study explores which diet has better health results. What diet is best for you—a vegan diet, with its landslide of studies showing health and environmental benefits, or a Mediterranean diet, which has … Read more

How to Make Cashew Cream – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian

If you’re new to the plant-based lifestyle, you might not have heard about the classic staple, cashew cream. This simple concoction can work wonders in the kitchen. It makes a nice neutral base to replace cheese, cream, sour cream, and more in recipes like casseroles, pizzas, pasta dishes, tacos, sandwiches, wraps and sauces. Plus, it … Read more

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian

Make an amazing, healthy, plant-based blondie-style bar with an entire can of chickpeas (even the liquid in aquafaba is used to replace eggs), along with peanut butter (the main source of fat in these gooey bars), maple syrup (the sweetener), flour, peanuts, and dark chocolate. These vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars honor one of … Read more