Understanding Different Cooking Oils

Nutrition enthusiast and recipe curator, Nicole Smolen*, explores different cooking oils in this guest blog post. Learn which cooking oils might be best for your daily use or for cooking certain dishes. Our ancestors prized rich flavoring agents including tallow, lard, and poultry fat. In ancient Africa, around 8,000 B.C., dairy products yielded animal fatContinue reading “Understanding Different Cooking Oils”

Plant-Based Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Muffins

A deliciously, plant-based dessert, these pumpkin muffins are perfect for a fall night or a Halloween celebration! This recipe is shared by guest blogger, Nicole Smolen*. Every autumn, her taste buds leap at the thought of pumpkin muffins. Plenty of tasty recipes have been created in this dessert’s honor. This plant-based version is packed withContinue reading “Plant-Based Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Muffins”

8 Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

In this blog, guest blogger, Nicole Smolen, discusses plant based diets. Nicole is a nutrition enthusiast as well as an avid recipe developer. She is a self described foodie who enjoys creating plant-based recipes with a cinematic twist (utilizing her background in cinema, she combines it with her interest in food and nutrition to createContinue reading “8 Benefits of a Plant Based Diet”

Celebrating National Nutrition Month with tips to keep your diet on track

March is National Nutrition Month and as we are approaching the end of the month, I teamed up with CSUN undergraduate nutrition student, Sierra King, to share some of her favorite ways to stay motivated and on track with eating healthy throughout the year. In addition, here is a list of apps that could helpContinue reading “Celebrating National Nutrition Month with tips to keep your diet on track”