Tofu 101 with 20 Recipes!

Tofu 101 with 20 Recipes!

If we at ecoRDN had a vegan donut for every time some clown proclaimed, “tofu? yuck! tofu is gross!” we’d never need to buy another vegan donut, ever again. In fact, we would have enough vegan donuts to open our own vegan donut shop, and sail into the dairy-free sunset, handing out donuts like kittens hand out cute concussions. Wow! That’s quite a few vegan donuts, because kittens are cute, and the sad reality among fu-phobes and soya naysayers is grim and misinformed.

Not all tofu is created equal.

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(Vegan) Meal Planning-The Planner

(Vegan) Meal Planning-The Planner

Hope you picked up something from our last post and enjoyed the recipe for wild blueberry cardamom oats!

I suppose the 2nd week of the new year was fairly uneventful. Most everyone is likely back to their regular daily hustle and out of the post holiday fog. The temps are finally back up here in Pittsburgh after some wicked lows and we can all move about a little easier with a few less layers.

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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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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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