Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I don’t know how they sleep at night. (TAKE ACTION TODAY!)

Last week, our government leaders in Washington introduced a new bill that completely sells us out.

This bill would kill the GMO labeling law in Vermont and would deny us clear on-packaging GMO labeling.

I detail everything you need to know about this SUPER SHADY deal and what to do about it in a brand new post.

Read it here now.

I really need your help. Please spread the word and call your Senator today to vote NO.

The time is now, I am counting on you to make your voice heard.

Please read this post now and act right away!











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Friday, June 24, 2016

Getting mad on Twitter.

Hi! I really hope you are having a great summer. It's hot hot hot and I'm up to my eyeballs in so many distractions! (I will catch you up later on all of those... including some exciting news coming soon.)

But in the meantime, I wanted to let you know where I am when I'm not blogging or in your inbox emailing you.

I've been having a blast socializing with you on all of these AMAZING platforms:

Snapchat Mobile App – I just joined a few weeks ago and love sharing intimate details of my eats throughout the day! My username is "thefoodbabe" – so add me as a friend and let's snap together. Yesterday I snapped a photo of Burger King's new menu item that combines Cheetos and Mac & Cheese – yes, I can't even make this up and of course I wouldn't eat it.

Twitter – When I heard the news that Senator Stabenow made a deal in the Senate to introduce a new Federal GMO labeling bill that completely screws us Americans over and favors the food and chemical industries– I sounded off my opinion fast. I need you over there to help RT and put pressure on these government leaders who continue to create unrealistic policies for transparency in food. (You'll be hearing more about this later and what to do about it!). Follow here: thefoodbabe

Facebook – There's over a million of us together on the Food Babe facebook page – this is where you'll get all the latest breaking news, but since Facebook loves to throttle our reach – make sure you like the page and then turn on notifications so you get all the fun happenings and new videos that I'm posting.

Instagram – This is where I share recipes, food tips and lots of personal travel photos – I'd love for you to come along for the fun photo journey. Follow here: thefoodbabe

Can't wait to hang with you on these social channels… If you end up joining a new one today – please say hello! I would love to meet you personally.



P.S. Here's one of my favorite recipes to beat the heat! 












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Wednesday, June 15, 2016



26 Vegan Recipes For Comfort Food

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 09:08 AM PDT

1. Butternut Squash Mac 'n Cheeze: Two Ways
Butternut squash pureed into macaroni and cheese just sounds like a match made in heaven, doesn't it? It is also a fun way to sneak in another veggie. Get the recipe here.


2. Nirvana Enchilada Casserole 
Layers of corn tortilla sopping up spicy, fragrant, red sauce then overstuffed with mushroom, pinto beans and roasted potatoes. On top is a voluptuous cashew creme that will have you rolling your eyes to the back of your head like a zombie. An enchilada zombie.

3. Matzo Ball Soup
These matzo balls are firm and hold together awesomely well. They're soft on the outside, but delightfully dense and toothsome in the middle. Try it out for yourself.

4. Tofu Popcorn Chick'n (+ it's gluten free)
This tofu chick'n recipe is so versatile. You can eat them on their own as popcorn chick'n or nuggets. You can put it in a wrap or a sandwich, on a pizza – so many possibilities! Try it!

5. Broccoli & Cheeze Soup
Why should dairy eaters have all the creamed soup fun? Create this delicious vegan option, instead.

6. Almost Famous Fried Pickles
It's hard to believe the pickle can be improved upon, until you fry it up and taste it for yourself. Get the recipe here.

7. Peanut Butter Banana Chip Cookies
In this amazing recipe the sugar content is fairly low. They aren't cakey, but not too crisp either. Somewhere in the middle with a pleasant crunch and a complex sweetness. And of course, they have a lovely peanut buttery undertone.

8. Mushroom Stout Pie With Potato Biscuits
A fluffy potato biscuit soaking up a deeply savory gravy that is at once mysterious and familiar. The stout really gives this dish an allure, and two kinds of mushrooms make it meaty and earthy and just umami like nobody's business. And ya know, for a special occasion, it's not too fussy.

9. Crispy Baked Onion Rings
Crispy, flavorful, and good-for-you, these onion rings make a great snack or addition to any meal. I could also see a big batch of these being made for a party served with a homemade dip. Can also be made gluten-free.

10. Vegetable Lasagna With Kale, Beluga Lentils & Carrots
This delicious lasagna recipe will make you forget about meat and cheese with kale and lentils!! Get the recipe here.

11. Creamed Kale
Nondairy milk and cashews combine to create a creamy sauce for kale or your favorite leafy greens. Try it for yourself!

12. Homemade Vegan Caesar Cocktail
Is this a vegan version of a Caesar cocktail or is it an adapted version of the Bloody Mary? I can't decide. Whatever you call it, this is one fantastic drink with a whopping 4 servings of vegetables per 500 ml glass. Be sure to add the seasonings to taste and you can't go wrong. Bottom's up!

13. Chocolate Cupcakes With Avocado Chocolate Icing
They say avocados and chocolate are brain foods right? (I don't know who says, but it seems like something I might have read somewhere). I know it sounds weird and maybe a little gross to put them together but it actually works to make really thick and rich chocolatey frosting. Try out this recipe.

14. Creamy Polenta And Mushrooms
Creamy polenta, chickpeas and a mix of sautéed mushrooms & tarragon. This recipe is sure to be a main stay.

15. Mushroom "Alfredo"
Almonds blended with almond milk make a rich sauce for this vegan pasta dish. We like the flavor and smooth texture of spelt pasta and the way rotini traps the sauce, but feel free to substitute your favorite pasta. Get the recipe here.

16. Mozzarella Sticks
For the full diner experience, crack open a jar of pickles, whip up some vegan milkshakes, and make sure you have marinara sauce on hand. And remember, all food tastes better around 2AM. Dig into the recipe here.

 17. Double Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
A double dose of cinnamon gives these cookies a wonderful spicy aroma and even bigger cinnamon flavor.  Try them out now!

18. Vegan Chili
Hearty, healthy, and always ready to make you happy, this chili makes for a dependable partner. Whip up a batch with this popular recipe.

19. The Philly Reuben Sandwich 
A hefty sandwich, filled with sauerkraut and tangy Russian dressing that oozed out of the edges of the sandwich with each bite. Filled with marinated seitan and wrapped in warm rye bread. Try the recipe yourself

20. Spinach "Chicotta" Stuffed Pasta Shells
"Chicotta" is a new creation that will change the way you look at plant-based cheeses. It's a ricotta-like cheese made from… chickpeas! With just some chickpeas and a few other simple ingredients, you can whip up the creamiest and most delicious non-dairy cheese you've ever tasted. Try this recipe tonight.

21. Miso Shitake Soba Soup
This soup is full of warming healing ingredients (shiitakes, ginger, miso, etc)… and would be the perfect thing if you're under the weather… figuratively or quite literally. Get the recipe here.

22. Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich
Being a sandwich, this is totally a legit lunch. Grab a pink of Trader Joe's "Soy Creamy" vegan vanilla ice cream! Get the recipe here.

23. Creamy Broccoli And Mushroom Pasta
The vegan parmesan goes so well with the creamy mushrooms, the salty broccoli and the toasted pine nuts with the touch of heat from the red chili flakes. Yum yum yum! Try this recipe tonight!

24. Butterfinger Candy
This recipe is very simple, but you need to know two things before we begin: you must have a candy thermometer for this recipe, and you must read through the entire recipe before you start. Everything comes together quickly, and I certainly don't wish a candy disaster on anyone.

25. Vegan Big Mac
Not only is this burger healthier and yummier than the original, it is also extremely easy and crazily filling! What a great way to impress your dinner guests with a vegan Big Mac! Try this recipe now!

26. Easy Cheezy Pizza
Nothing beats a yummy cheezy pizza…. Mmmmmm.  Get the recipe here.

[via Buzzfeed]

Cancer Fighting Smoothie

If you've been following along with my summer travel adventures on Snapchat (username: thefoodbabe) you know that I can't get enough of the organic cherries from the farmer's market this year! They are everywhere here in Europe, where I'm promoting my New York Times Best Selling book The Food Babe Way. I've been eating them for dessert almost every night.

Cherries contain vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins – compounds that together fight cancer. And that's why I love this new smoothie recipe.

Get the new recipe here.



P.S. If for you are in Barcelona, Spain tonight – I'd love to see you! I'm stopping by 2 bookstores this evening. Details below:

Two Events on June 15, 2016

  1. 7pm +Bernat - Calle de Buenos Aires, 6, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
  2. 8pm Casa del libro de Passeig de Gràcia - Passeig de Gràcia, 62, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

And if you are not in Spain, no worries, the book is available in Spanish and English here!







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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sweets without poison :)

Today, I've got some brand new dessert recipes using the BEST ingredients for ya! You know – ingredients that WON'T poison your body.

Here are three easy-to-make, cool, refreshing and healthy sweets just in time for summer and you don't even need to turn your oven on! :)

Get the recipes here.




P.S. I'm on snapchat now and having so much fun sharing my summer adventures, eats and treats – This morning I was in an Italian supermarket reviewing all the processed food. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! Make sure to follow along, my user name is thefoodbabe and snap me back! See you there!







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Thursday, June 2, 2016

She gave up processed food (See The Pictures!)

Today I have a brand new post that is an absolute must read. When I read Shannon's story, I could relate to almost everything she went through. The low fat, lean cuisine and health choice TV dinners, the protein myth diet she followed... I've been there, and I know some of you have been there too - maybe even still believing that eating low calorie, low fat, low carb or high protein can make you healthy and fit.

The truth is when you give up processed food and stop outsourcing your health to an industry that puts profits above people - amazing things can happen. Shannon's transformation and advice BLEW ME AWAY.

Read her story here.

Even if you are living a healthy life now - her story will inspire you to stay the course and help your loved ones get on board. Her tips at the end of the post provide incredible wisdom on how to deal with naysayers, reluctant family members and more.

Shannon, thank you so much for sharing your story, it takes so much courage to do this work, you are the reason I do what I do.

I still do a double take when I see your pictures!



***If you need help, meal plans and advice to get you on board with healthy unprocessed eating - I've got an amazing set of resources here.***







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