October 18th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
How a tragedy helped my daughter develop healthy eating habits early on.
When it was discovered at my daughter’s 3-month check-up that she was losing weight because I actually had a very low breast milk supply, I was about as devastated as I’d ever been in my life. “You have to add formula” the doctor insisted. I refused. We hired multiple lactation consultants and tried everything to get my body to make more milk. I was taking so much fenugreek that it sent my hormones into batshit crazy mode. I couldn’t sleep. I was feverish and sweating constantly. Crying all the time. And after six weeks of herbs, breast compressions, round the clock feeding and pumping, it still didn’t give me the boost I needed to properly feed my daughter. Already back at work (home-based), I was completely overwhelmed.
October 8th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
You know how the saying goes: you can lead a meat-eater to a millet-kale burger, but he will run away screaming “I need bacon!” Or something like that. But the vegetarian diet might be getting a little “meaty” help from a most unlikely (and kind of spooky) place: plant blood
September 7th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
France is known for its food, and perhaps no chef is better known than French chef Alain Ducasse. He’s got the Michelin Stars to prove it—21 in total—more than any other chef currently alive. But he’s doing the almost unthinkable. Alain Ducasse is dropping much-loved French meat staples from the menu at his three-star restaurant at the luxury Plaza Athénée hotel
September 5th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
This wonderfully simple recipe for green beans comes from The Glorious Vegetables of Italy, written by Domenica Marchetti, a writer and cooking teacher who specializes in contemporary Italian home cooking
August 3rd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post
When people ask me for advice on going vegan, the first thing I tell them is to look at the meals that they are already making regularly. Most of us tend to make the same things week after week. So I suggest starting there first. At my house, tacos, scrambles, pizza, and salad make regularly weekly appearances
July 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
After news that 15,000 Detroit households recently had their water shut off caught national attention, brazen animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has offered to turn it back on. There’s just one small caveat: Detroit residents need to adopt a vegan diet
July 19th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Holy guacamole: this week there's actually more good news than bad! Such an occurrence is like a rare comet, seen only once in a great while. Don't miss it -- get your (good) food news fix here!
July 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
There's a widespread misconception that vegan food has to be healthy and that veganism is the gateway to an eating disorder. Let's talk about it!
July 13th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
What news have you missed this week? Don't miss a thing: find the top food news stories here!
July 5th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This weeks food news features amazing things, appalling things, and things to make you go hmm. Read on, for the [&hellip
June 28th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
What's new this week, in the food world? Glad you asked! This week was good for organics, J-Lo, and marijuana food-truckers, but bad for vegan parents who must counter the same old foolishness afresh
June 28th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Jennifer Lopez, the 44-year-old pop superstar is reportedly launching a line of vegan supplements. The news comes after Lopez went on a 22-day vegan diet in order to lose weight for her upcoming “AKA” album launch