Bran is one of the healthiest foods that you can eat. The American Heart Association encourages people to eat bran to help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. The American Diabetes Association is also an avid promoter of bran because eating it can lower one’s glycemic index. (more…)
We have a black president. Wisconsin has an openly-gay senator. We will probably see a woman president in the relatively near future. But what about vegetarians? Is there a place for them in mainstream politics? (more…)
I am a member of the travel community Couchsurfing, so I frequently have guests from all over the world. Recently, a group of four students from Austria came to visit me, all of whom were vegan. After many nights of staying in cheap hostels, they were really excited to have access to my fully-stocked kitchen and set about making a...
I became a vegetarian while still a prepubescent tween – and I had to fight like hell to do so. My parents wouldn’t allow me to go vegetarian, so they’d make me sit at the dinner table until I’d eaten the meat on my plate. (more…)
Here is a problem that most women don’t like to talk about: yeast infections. Unfortunately, yeast infections (aka candida) are one of the unpleasant realities of womanhood, and most women will get at least one in their lifetime. (more…)
Back when I was in college, I was an avid dumpster diver. I even met some of my best friends while scavenging through trash cans (+Tyler Talks Trash) and had a first kiss with a boyfriend during a dumpster dive run. It helped that I worked at Trader Joes, a company notorious for its rich dumpsters, so I always knew...
Mushrooms are a true super food. They are chock full of B vitamins, potassium, copper, zinc, selenium, and a slew of other important nutrients. The real reason to love mushrooms so much though is because they have a fabulous texture -- which is why a grilled portabella mushroom can rival a steak any day. (more…)
You probably know that you should soak dry beans before cooking them. The main reason for doing this is to reduce the amount of time it takes to cook the beans. However, there are also other implications of soaking beans. (more…)