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The Do's and Don'ts of Eating Nuts

We are nuts about nuts – but not all nuts are equal! When it comes to using nuts in a balanced plant-rich diet, we may encounter different opinions from the camps of nut supporters like Dr. Joel Fuhrman, or nut shunners like Dr. John McDougall. Therefore it’s important to understand that the benefit of consuming nuts […]

Our Favorite 7 Health Documentaries

Whether you would like to learn about nutritional remedies for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, etc. or are looking for a healthier, fitter & trimmer version of yourself, the following movies are illustrating the facts & fiction about the role that diet and lifestyle play in our everyday well-being, and how they can be used […]

Best Exercise for Weight Loss

Do you have to exercise for successful weight loss?Let’s get it out so there is no more second-guessing: there is absolutely no way to build lean muscles, to maintain a steady, healthy weight, and to achieve a higher energy burn rate without regular movement of some kind!The best weight loss system will never work without […]


Healthful Plant-Based Recipes for Every Meal and Occasion

Broccoli Cashew Cream Soup

This soup is almost entirely raw except for the steamed broccoli, which we recommend for broccoli to bring out the flavors and to soften the texture. Use ALL parts of your broccoli including the stems! You can serve this healthy and hearty soup cold or hot to your liking. It packs a huge nutritional punch […]

Coconut Mung Bean Curry

This is a popular Indian dish also known as “Dal”. We eat it very frequently at our house, as it’s nutritious, tasty, and can be enjoyed as curry with rice or bread, or as soup by itself. What you need for serving 10 people: 2 tsp coconut oil1 tsp Mustard seeds1 tsp cumin seeds1/2 cup red onion, […]

Tomato Wrap with Hummus and Rice

For this wrap we are using New Gem Food Wraps, which offer a healthy alternative for bread and tortillas by making wrappers from tomatoes, carrots or apple & kale! Lay out your wrapper sheet on a plate and spread with your favorite hummus. Then add a healthy helping of chopped leafy greens and vegetables like kale, […]


Meditation Guides and More

12 Reflections on a New Year

 1. New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only […]

Six Conscious Gift Ideas

Conscious gifts have a deeper meaning beyond providing momentary joy or taking up space on shelves and in wardrobes. It is an expression of understanding and truly meeting someone’s wants and needs, so we have created a list of six ideas for your gifting pleasure that can contribute more than bringing joy! 1.      The best present is […]

6 Tips For Staying Healthy During The Holidays

The holidays can be taxing on your body, mind and overall well-being. Between stressful schedules, high expectations and not-so-healthy foods & drinks, it is easy to forgo or forget the little things that keep us balanced, even if they are now more important than ever! With just a little mindfulness and minimum time effort, our […]


Green Living and Tips Around Sustainable Choices

11 Environmental Films You May Not Know

As our livable environment is changing fast and drastically, and the discussion over human impact on climate change vs natural occurring cycles is still not settled in the minds of some part of our society, I’m inviting you to take a closer look at these 11 not widely known environmental documentaries that I have selected […]

Going Green at Home

Our Carbon Footprint – How Green Are Our Homes?Going Green at home without spending extra money is easier than you think. One person or one family can make a huge difference with small steps! Find out how you can go green at home and reduce your carbon footprint without the need for expensive gadgets or huge […]

Comfortably Unaware

With his book Comfortably Unaware and his many speaking engagements, Dr. Richard Oppenlander addresses a fact that should be widely known but is often conveniently pushed aside: that our current choices of animal foods are causing widespread global depletion – the loss of our land, water, air/atmosphere, food supply, biodiversity, energy resources, and our own health.In a […]


Follow Our Adventures

Vegan Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

If you are traveling to beautiful Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, Mexico, you don’t need to worry about vegan options, as the plant-based scene here has exploded in recent years! From rustic taco stands to gourmet vegan tasting menus, you will find delicious options galore that reflect the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that this […]

Portland, OR - Great Vegan Eats and Rooftop Bars!

We visited Portland again after 10+ years and the first time as full vegans for the annual Portland VegFest, which is a great 2-day indoor festival about all things plant-based and cruelty-free! And after sampling and discovering the many amazing brands at VegFest, we also added a little extra time to explore the city! If you like […]

A plant-based trip planner to Napa & Sonoma Valleys!

It’s Autumn and the grapes are now being harvested in the beautiful wine valleys of California’s Napa and Sonoma regions! That alone is worth a trip, but this season also brings out the music in the charming wine towns and vineyards, with festivals and open-air concerts everywhere! And even if you are not into wine, the […]


FREE Educational Video Tutorials and “Ina’s Rawsome Monday” Video Library

Ina's best tips to stay healthy and energized while traveling.

Ina shares her favorite natural remedies for flu and cold viruses that you can use to prevent and treat!

Ina explains the difference between prebiotics and probiotics with examples of natural sources for each.