A Whole Food, Plant-Based Approach to Healthier Living.


Food & the Mind

If you’re wondering why you have not seen too many Nourish & Strengthen posts from me recently it’s because I’ve become totally obsessed with the health of the mind and have turned most of my focus there. That is not to undermine the health of

Jenny’s Famous Granola

Get ready to fall in love with my favorite breakfast! When I went oil free I was really sad that I could no longer enjoy this recipe as I had previous baked it with oil. Thanks to Mary McDougall, I learned that I could replace

Keeping Your Produce Clean

If you’d prefer little to no propamocarb hydrochloride on your lettuce or chlorpropham on your potatoes or glyphosate on your grapes, buy organic or wash them really well! The easiest and cheapest way is with a mix of 30% white vinegar to 70% water. Add a bit of

Apple and Lemon Quinoa Breakfast Delight

This is one of my very favorite breakfast recipes. It is so light and refreshing and delicious! I’ve also been known to enjoy it for dessert! Apple and Lemon Quinoa Breakfast Delight 4 cups cooked quinoa chilled (any color or multicolor quinoa is fine) 2 cups organic unfiltered apple

Caramelized Almond and Cabbage Salad

This is my delicious plant-based version of Chinese chicken salad, minus the chicken of course.  This salad goes great with any starchy main course like brown rice, quinoa, beans, potatoes, corn on the cob, or sweet potatoes to name

Stuffed Pomegranate And Sunflower Acorn Squash

Make sure this delicious recipe is on one of your holiday plates! It’s soooooooo good! I saw a similar recipe somewhere once and loved it, but in typical Jenny fashion, I didn’t go searching any websites for recipes. I’m

Health Tips

Exporting Disease and Hunger

Dr. John McDougall, M.D. spoke at his September 2016 Advanced Study Weekend regarding his findings from a report in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). He explained on September 4, 2013 that the prevalence of diabetes in China was less than 1% of the

Rice, Rice Baby

I ran into an old high school friend this past summer and told her about my adventures in plant-based eating. She was excited to hear about it! She admitted she’s the type that forgets to eat. I don’t even understand what that must be like

Moderation Kills

All things in moderation, right? Wrong! Who came up with that saying anyway? Do we smoke in moderation, take illicit drugs in moderation, love our families in moderation? No! So why do we think it’s okay to eat foods that poison our bodies in moderation?

Antibiotics and More Antibiotics!

In the book Disease-Proof Your Child by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., I’ve been reading about the overuse of antibiotics and the price we pay for it. In my own family, I must admit that our first pediatrician was anti-antibiotics and I used to get so frustrated

2 Years Ago Today…

August 15, 2015, two year ago today, I made a decision that changed my life! The decision was to throw all my beliefs about diet and weight loss out the window and eat a high starch, whole food, plant-based diet. I was scared, so scared!!!

The Cleaner Wiener-For Real???

I should probably count to 10 before I type this. Maybe I should count to 100 or 1,000. False advertising is everywhere and makes me crazy! We buy into it because we don’t know any better. I hope I can share a few insights with