About Tanya Sitton

Tanya Sitton is an ecovore, veganist, messy chef, green girl, food revolutionary, and general free-thinkin' rabble-rouser. M.S. in a health profession, with strong interests in biology, nutrition, and healthy living - find her on .



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Top News from the Food Front: Vegan Romance, GMO Controversy, Organic Boomtime

April 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

What's new in food news? Great things and foolish things! Veganism boosts sexytime, organics go mainstream, and states take action against agricultural abuse of antibiotics. Meanwhile the GMO labeling battle rages, the biotech industry throws well-funded hissyfits, and U.S. trade suffers because we can't get our GMO problem under control. Read on, for the week's best and worst news in food!


5 Reasons I’d Still Be Vegan If I Were a Dude

April 4th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

As the vegan movement grows, statistics say it resonates most strongly with women -- at least so far. Of the 2.5 million or so Americans who identify themselves as part of Team Vegan, about 79% are female. Society sends some screwy messages about 'acceptable' gender-based behavior; in this case, those messages may be doing men a disservice. Vegan eating isn't 'a girl thing' -- especially if you're a fellow who values strength, health, environmentalism, and sex!


Top News from the Food Front: Feed the Hungry, Fail the Hungry, Print a Burger

March 29th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

I'll give it to you straight: this week's food news isn't for the faint of heart! Food recalls, food insecurity, corporate SNAP exploitation, and 3-D food printing loom large on the week's newsfeed. But there's good news too: Hawaii's surfers are getting up to some nifty non-GMO activism, and Samuel L. Jackson gives vegan eating (yet another) hefty celebrity boost. So don't be afraid: read on, for the worst and best news this week in the world of food!


Vegan Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Hummus

March 21st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

I admit it: I have a hummus problem. I used to have it under control, back in the Olden Times when I thought it was only about the chickpeas. Once I understood the breadth and depth of this particular canvas, though, things got a bit more (deliciously) complicated! This recipe features black beans, cilantro, chipotle and lime, for a spicy Southwestern twist on a classic vegan favorite -- because chickpeas shouldn't get to have all the fun


Top News from the Food Front: GMO Labeling Boom, Food Stamp Win, USDA Fail

March 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Should you be allowed to know how much mercury you're eating? Or whether your food contains GMOs? Our legal and legislative bodies struggle to answer these food-industry-vexing questions. Meanwhile the USDA bats its eyelashes at Big Ag, and proposes new ways to make poultry packers happy via less regulation, increased food safety risks, and more hazardous conditions for workers. Speaking of foolishness -- this time with a dash of hilarious irony -- Jon Stewart invites Paul Ryan to eat his own ill-considered words, with which Ryan disdained free lunch programs for poor children. Find the week's best and worst food news here!


Vegan Recipe: Hearty Slow Cooker Lentil-Potato Stew

March 14th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

For those cold and windy early spring days, there's no better antidote than hearty hot lentil stew! White wine, garlic, poultry seasoning, lemon juice, and fennel work together to transform simple rustic ingredients into a delicious cure for chilly-day blahs. As a bonus, this one-pot vegan meal comes together fairly quickly and lets the slow cooker do most of the work!


Top News from the Food Front: School Lunch Soulsuckers, Animal-Ag Absurdities, & GMO Vetos

March 8th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Is your 'Chef's Special' dinner protected by copyright law? Do you know what potentially problematic chemistry your yoga mat and your bread (plus about 500 other grocery items in your pantry) might have in common? Consumers increasingly turn away from genetically modified food: does the food industry give a flip? Does the FDA? For all this food news and more -- including a long list of factory-farm foolishness to boggle the noodles of non-sociopathic food fans --- read on!


High Protein Diet Risky as Smoking, Study Finds

March 5th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Calling all Atkins, Paleo, and standard American diet eaters -- listen up! 'More animal protein' does not mean 'more health and happiness.' According to a study published Tuesday in Cell Metabolism, people who consume lots of animal protein in their middle years should instead expect it to mean 'more cancer, diabetes, and premature mortality.'


What the Flax? Why You Need This Superseed, and What to Do With It

March 3rd, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

As America grapples with its obesity epidemic and other diet-driven health problems, interest in healthy plant-based eating continues to rise. Whether you're transitioning to a vegan diet and looking for those heart-healthy omega-3's, or just hoping to optimize nutritional bang-for-the-buck at mealtimes, embrace the mighty flax seed -- here's how!



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