Food As Medicine

Berries are nature’s vibrant jewels, bursting with delightful colors and flavors while packing a punch of health benefits.


Explore the many ways mushrooms can benefit our well-being. From boosting our immune system to supporting a healthy gut, mushrooms have much to offer. Let’s uncover the simple yet powerful health benefits that mushrooms bring to the table.

Nutritional Power of Winter Squash

Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, oh my! Around this time of year, there may not be much local produce available, but winter squash is still in season. These versatile and hearty fruits come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors, adding warmth and flavor to seasonal dishes.

Food As Medicine

Autumn is known for its colorful foliage and crisp, cool air. There’s more to enjoy, though, than just the scenery and change in temperature. As the seasons change, so do our tastes, and pumpkin spice is front and center during this time of year. Aside from the delightful aroma and the comfort it adds to some our favorite dishes, pumpkin spice has a surprising array of nutritional benefits.

An Apple A Day

October is National Apple Month, and it’s not hard to see why. It is the height of the apple growing season. For some, visiting an apple orchard is a rite of passage into the fall season. Agreed, apple pie, apple cider donuts, BBQ sandwiches, apple butters, and other apple products offered at the apple orchards don’t fit the WFPB lifestyle, but don’t let that stop you from going to the orchard.

Fabulous Fungi

Romans considered them “food of the gods.” Egyptians believed that they granted immortality and only pharaohs could have access to them. Common people were not allowed to touch them, let alone eat them. What was this magical food? Mushrooms!

Slow Down with Slow Food

Slow Food Movement originated in Italy in 1989 when it was learned a McDonald’s was going into a building near the iconic Spanish Steps in Rome. As a form of protest, journalist Carlo Petrini and his friends passed out bowls of pasta declaring “We don’t want fast food, we want slow food.

Peaceful Plant Based and Peaceful Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching. It is a time of joy, excitement, celebration, increased festivities, and social and family gatherings. It can also be a time when differences in food choices among friends and family are more at the forefront, bringing about tension and frustration – from all sides.

SOS Free Cooking with Janet Pearson

Last week, we were joined by Janet Pearson to discuss her plant-based journey. Janet was a Founding Board Member to Plant Based Nutrition Movement with the goal of bringing her experience to the southwest suburbs of Chicago where she resides and raised a family.

The Mighty Chia Seed

CH-CH-CH-CHIA! You may remember this TV commercial from the 1980’s advertising Chia Pets. They were small clay shaped animals covered with “hair” which was really green sprouted chia seeds. The same chia seeds on these clay animals are the very seeds we eat today to boost our health.