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January 20, 2021

My vegetarian to vegan transition was far from an overnight accomplishment. As I posted yesterday, merely returning to a vegetarian diet after giving up on veganism took a multi-year effort. It started about five years ago. At the time, I…

January 19, 2021

Twenty years ago, I thought I was through with veganism. What I didn’t realize was that veganism wasn’t through with me.  So now I'm joining the ranks of many others who have shared their ex-vegan stories.  Even though it’s taken…

January 18, 2021

So what accounted for my change in attitude?

What led me from resisting veganism for the first nine years of my marriage to running a 100-percent plant based restaurant for the second nine years

January 17, 2021

What’s the “soil food web?” And what does vegan compost have to do with it? Think of our ocean’s food chain. The phytoplankton and algae at the bottom feed the zooplankton (including jellyfish), shellfish, and smaller fish. These “bottom feeders”…

January 16, 2021

Creamy Risotto with Broccolini & Walnut Agrodolce Meet broccolini, the slender-stalked broccoli lookalike in Chef Ryan’s Creamy Risotto with Broccolini & Walnut Agrodolce. It didn't even exist until the 1990s, when Japanese growers decided to cross broccoli with Chinese kale (Gai…

January 15, 2021

Gas and Bloating from Beans During my younger days, I came home one afternoon repeating a popular grammar-school ditty: "Beans, beans , good for your heart, The more you eat, the more you fart." "The more you fart, the better…

January 14, 2021

Calorie Counting vs. Eating Healthy Legumes Several years ago, one of my family members tried to lose weight by counting calories.  He totaled the calories in every meal, snack, and drink he consumed daily on his calorie counting app. I…

January 13, 2021

Very occasionally, Mother Nature blesses us with a very simple solution to an extremely troubling health problem.  So it is with beans and Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). MetS - also known as Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Obesity Syndrome, or Syndrome X -…

January 12, 2021

Why Lowering Your Resting Heart Rate Matters As a paramedic, I learned to check a person’s pulse when starting an exam. Their pulse rate indicated their number of heartbeats per minute (bpm). It was a quick and essential way of…

January 11, 2021

3 Huge Legume Benefits of a Pulse Powered Diet Over the weekend, Plantbased.com focused on legume benefits. On Saturday, chickpeas had their turn with our Chickpea Tuna Salad recipe. On Sunday, fava beans grabbed the spotlight for their potential as a veganic gardener’s…

Being fully plant-based was one dream I’d never completely abandoned. The changes were immediate. My energy level rose, and my lifelong struggle with migraines

January 20, 2021

What I didn’t realize was that veganism wasn’t through with me.  So now I’m joining the ranks of many others who have shared their ex-vegan recovery stories.

January 19, 2021

“… in my late teens I’d tried and failed at eating 100-percent plant based. I wasn’t eager to try again. So when I married… at 24, I was already an ex-vegan.

January 18, 2021

Without our gut microbiomes, we couldn’t be healthy. And without the micro-organisms in vegan compost to enrich their soil, plants couldn’t be healthy either.

January 17, 2021

“… broccolini contains the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane, researchers found sulforaphane inhibited… cancer stem cells’ growth rate from 65 to 85 percent!”

January 16, 2021

For millions of people, gas and bloating from beans are so embarrassing and painful that they avoid the low-fat, high-protein legumes entirely.

January 15, 2021

If I could only speak with all the dieters who’ve failed at calorie counting, I’d suggest forgetting the restriction diets and eating plenty of beans instead!


January 14, 2021

The SAD truth? The vast majority of us don’t eat enough beans. What health consequences do we face – and what do legumes have to do with metabolic syndrome?


January 13, 2021

Diet, Exercise, and Meditation are all lifestyle choices proven to have a positive impact on your Resting Heart Rate.


January 12, 2021

Botanically speaking, legumes are plants that produce pods of edible seeds. Once the seeds mature and are  removed from their pods, they become known as pulses.

January 11, 2021

As legumes, fava beans belong to the only group of plants that can add nitrogen to the soil. That’s important because plants need nitrogen to make chlorophyll.

January 10, 2021

Chef Ryan’s vegan Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Recipe has all the original’s tang and texture. Gluten- and oil-free, it’s packed with fiber and plant-based protein.

January 09, 2021


Former paramedic, renewable energy company founder, plant-based restaurant CEO, and dedicated father and husband, Gregg Rozeboom is a uniquely accomplished blogger and writer.  

Visit the about section to learn more about his vision for a healthy, sustainable, kind world. 

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