The 43rd Annual Conference of the North American Vegetarian Society took place July 5 – 9, 2017 on the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown campus.
The Skinny on Jackfruit
Jackfruit grows on a jack tree (also, jak tree), which is is “a handsome tree” of the mulberry family (Moraceae). Jack trees are monoecious, having both male and female leaves on the same plant.
When ripe, the external fruit omits a malodorous scent similar to decayed onions.
Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh.
With proper care and attention a jack tree will produce fruit for up to one-hundred years.
We threw a party! A vegan cheese party, and it went over pretty damned well.
What led to this? Well quite simply, if you lined up all the vegetarians and some omnivores and asked them “why not vegan” most would likely respond, “cheese”. Cheese is the reason why many will not consider a dairy-free diet. So we wanted to illuminate the diverse, multifaceted and oh-so flavorful aspects within the current dairy-free plant-based cheese world, which has come a long way!
Whether you’ve heard (or read) the term Balance Bowls / Buddha Bowls / Power Bowls, the gist is all the same: the bowl is your vessel to pack with whole foods to fuel your body and mind. Think My Plate, but a bowl instead. It’s the latest trend but not a passing fad as it simply promotes mindful balance.
Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day!
“First celebrated in 2008, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and National Nutrition Month® promote the Academy and RDNs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.”
This year on RDN day, I want to highlight some of my fellow RDN’s that also follow a VEGAN diet and lifestyle! So you can get to know them a little better I had them answer these questions…
If you’ve got the time, try this slow-cooked stock recipe for your homemade seitan. This particular stock is of the brown variety, which will give your seitan that deep ‘beefy’ flavor. It’s the go-to for our very own seitan recipe as seen in earlier posts. If you’re not already hip to that kernel of awesome stop what you are doing and check out our homemade savorylicious seitan recipe here. (It’s really freakin good!)
Our stock recipe is really simple, it just requires time…
Ok, so we are jumping on the avocado toast bandwagon here at ecoRDN! Why? Because it’s delicious, filling (from all that good fat), gorgeous (just look at all the IG posts!) and amazing (amazingly simple and nutritious that is)!