Jackfruit Tacos & Super Cool Facts

Jackfruit Tacos & Super Cool Facts

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.

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ecoRDN’s Plant-Based Cheese Tasting

ecoRDN’s Plant-Based Cheese Tasting

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!

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RDN Day 2017 (Vegan Edition)!

RDN Day 2017 (Vegan Edition)!

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…

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Seitan Stock Recipe

Seitan Stock Recipe

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…

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Spicy Curried Split Peas

Spicy Curried Split Peas

Per the USDA Nutrient Database, a 3.5 oz serving of yellow split peas contain 25 grams of protein, 26 grams of dietary fiber, 61% of our DV of Thaimine (B1), 34% DV of Pantothenic Acid (B5), and 69% DV of Folate (B9). Along with a decent offering of Iron (31%) these peas could quite possibly be viewed as the vitamin B’s knees!

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Winter Oats

Winter Oats

Winter bellies beckon for warm spice fuels to satiate during the coldest of months. Try our seasonal inspired overnight oats to begin your day!!!

January is National Oatmeal Month, so we at ecoRDN are sharing our favorite overnight oat recipes fit for the frosty & famished! Start your New Year off right with these easy dairy-free recipes that are sure to satisfy.

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The Easiest Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce… EVER!!!

The Easiest Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce… EVER!!!

Canned cranberry sauce is loaded with additional sweeteners, whether sugar or high fructose corn syrup. A 14 oz can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce contains a whopping 24 g of sugar per serving!  To put this in perspective, a 12 oz can of Mt Dew contains 31 g sugar per serving! That is some truly ugly math!

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