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Why you hate cooking (and what you can do about it)

Why you hate cooking (and what you can do about it)

When I ask people what stops them from cooking more healthy meals from scratch at home, I often hear some version of the following: "I hate cooking!" "Cooking feels like a waste of my time." "I'm sick of making dinner." "Why is it always me who's expected to know...

6 big reasons to be grateful (not resentful) when cooking

6 big reasons to be grateful (not resentful) when cooking

Many of us, myself included, can occasionally feel resentful when it comes time to prepare dinner. "Why me (again)?" "Didn't I just feed you?" "Cooking takes too long!" "I'm sick of cleaning up after meals." "Oh! Ungrateful hordes of hungry picky little monsters." I'm...

How to start batch cooking (with 20 vegan batch cooking recipes!)

How to start batch cooking (with 20 vegan batch cooking recipes!)

Batch cooking changes lives... it really does! In fact, vegan batch cooking probably also SAVES lives. Why? Because when you've got a meal all ready to eat in the fridge or freezer, you're much less likely to eat unhealthy processed or delivery food (saves human...

Dreena Burton’s 20 years as a vegan cookbook author and parent

Dreena Burton’s 20 years as a vegan cookbook author and parent

Dreena Burton has published six vegan cookbooks and raised three children in 20 years. That elevates her to superhero status to me. Her recipes take nutrition, appeal, and ease into consideration all at the same time, and she keeps on showing up to inspire us with...

“My wife is going vegan!” Now what? An interview with my husband

“My wife is going vegan!” Now what? An interview with my husband

When one spouse - often the wife - is going vegan but the other one isn't there yet, what happens? I have told my own transition story from meat lover to ethical vegan and plant-based eating advocate a few times, including along with some tips for late-blooming vegans...

Why quit coffee? 10 years into a personal experiment

Why quit coffee? 10 years into a personal experiment

In April 2011, I quit drinking coffee. This was an unexpected move for me because I loved coffee. Back in the mid-1990s, I had a blog and many posts were about the art and pleasure of coffee making and drinking. My espresso machine was my most beloved appliance. I...

5 urgent (and easy!) eco-friendly eating habits to adopt today

5 urgent (and easy!) eco-friendly eating habits to adopt today

What happens roughly 24 billion times per day on Earth? Humans having a meal. About a third of all of the resources we extract or use from the planet are funneled toward our insatiable appetites. If we are to continue living together on this planet for a little...

Meal planning around picky eaters in 7 loving steps

Meal planning around picky eaters in 7 loving steps

"I have never had a single concern about my child's eating" said no parent, ever. There are worries at all stages of life, from infancy ("is she getting enough milk?") to teenage ("too much junk food!"), with many years in-between spent bemoaning picky eating habits....