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Stay Plant-Based and Eat Out!

We have some pretty fabulous information provided to us via the web, about how to Stay Plant-Based and Eat Out! Plant Pure Communities gives you the inside ‘poop’ on how to eat healthy at some of the chain restaurants in America. And what they are pretty much saying is for you to get something that says Vegetable and hold the cheese. Or ...

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Raw, Cooked or Frozen Vegetables. What’s best?

At a Cooking Class I taught recently, there were questions about nutrients in vegetables and how they might change if you cook or freeze them. So I am answering with this blog: Raw, Cooked or Frozen Vegetables. What’s best? I like the way a recent New York Times article talks about it, saying every thing is a trade off, that ...

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Sugar Making You Crazy?

Sugar Making you Crazy? Well of course it is! But what you may not know is – it’s not the sugar. It’s the bacteria that sits in your stomach calling for more sugar. Your gut bacteria! If you haven’t heard this before, you are now thinking: “Chef Marian! You’re a genius! I’m so happy to hear that! It’s not about ...

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What’s the best butter?

I was reading an article about butter and of course, if given the opportunity, I certainly would like to comment on it. And recently, someone asked me if butter belongs in the fridge or on the counter and also wanted to know: What’s the best butter? Well, in my world the best butter is Earth Balance. But I’m plant based, ...

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Charts to Bring to the Market

Today I am sharing some great information plus Charts to Bring to the Market. I am doing that because we can’t remember everything.  I have been teaching a Chef Marian Sous Chef Certification Class to someone who eventually wants to be known as the Firehouse Chef. I am giving him basic knife cutting skills, meal preparation, plating, and nutrition. Although the ...

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The Danger of Plant Based Food

I don’t mean to scare you. When I talk about The Danger of Plant Based Food, it really applies to all food. So attention all eaters! Going plant based is a good thing. But certainly there are pitfalls, as there are with regular diets or lifestyles. This (to the right) is a picture of me BGPB (before going plant based). I ...

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