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Barbecue Tofu

A flavor-filled dish that makes a delicious entrée. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes. The delicately sweet sauce becomes creamy with the addition of peanut butter or dry-roasted peanuts.

16-ounce package extra-firm organic tofu (freeze overnight for more chewy texture)
3/4 cup water

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Berry Power for Cardiovascular Health

Consumption of berries provides several compounds that promote cardiovascular health. Berries, for example, contain anthocyanins which discourage the formation of undesirable clotting. Pterostilbene, an active compound in blueberries, improves the production of nitric oxide. In moderate amounts this marvelous molecule opens up the arteries, discourages platelet clumping, and protects from atherosclerosis.

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Tasty Foods Help to Lower Risk for Diabetes!

Want tasty foods for diabetes prevention?

About 37% of Americans have a condition known as pre-diabetes. Individuals with pre-diabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Within five years, between 15-30% of Americans will develop full-fledged diabetes. There are no symptoms initially. Do not be fooled. Pre-diabetes also increases the risk for nerve damage, chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, stroke, and cancer.

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Four New Ways of Reducing Your Stroke Risk

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. So, what can you do about it besides adopting a good lifestyle program of regular exercise, losing weight if obese, and enjoying a plant-based diet?

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Seven Delicious Ways to Boost Your Antioxidant Level

Who will win your battle? Free Radical Havoc Players or Antioxidant Quencher Players? Free radicals are essential to health. We need them for energy production in the mitochondria and and to help kill  germs in the lysosomes. However, excessive amounts of free radicals significantly contribute to chronic disease and inflammation. Antioxidants are designed to counter oxidative stress from free radicals. Oxidative stress develops when assaults from free radicals in a cell, or tissue, or an organ is greater than the antioxidant capacity to destroy them. 

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Creamy Stroganoff

This recipe is an example of how cashew nuts can be blended with tofu to make an even richer, creamier sauce. It uses Veggie Cutlets for the “meat.” People always like it and ask for the recipe. The Island Stroganoff variation uses coconut milk and comes from our daughter Kathy, who lived in the Cayman Islands.

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Golden Vegetable Soup

Here’s Kathy’s soup. She is a busy mother of three, and this is a recipe she developed over time to delight her children (they like the shells) and herself (easy to make). She took it to a soup potluck recently, and was the only one with an empty soup crock to take home.

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