Eat Real Food

Transition foods like soy burgers, texturized vegetable protein (TVP), soya chunks, seitan,  crumbles, and the countless other fake meats out there may satisfy our emotional attachments to their animal counterparts, but these are highly processed foods that have little nutritional value. Some meat analogues may also be high in sodium and contain fillers, thickeners, and […]

Transitioning Requires A New Set of “Rules”

The most interesting (and highly annoying) observation you’ll make is the number of nutrition and food “experts” you’ll encounter as you make your transition to a plant-based diet. It will seem as though the people around you will have acquired degrees and certifications in healthy eating, nutrition, and vegetarian diets OVERNIGHT. Everyone: Friends, family, and […]

Learn to Cook

Cooking fosters self-sufficiency and helps you hone lost skills and academic subjects like hand/eye coordination, motor function, reading comprehension, fractions, chemistry, time management, and focus. If your idea of cooking for yourself is whatever can be microwaved, boiled in the bag it came in, or adding water, then it’s time you learned some culinary skills. […]

Choose One Meal

Transitioning to a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be all or nothing, and it certainly won’t happen overnight, in a month, or even three months. It’s important to remember that wherever you are right now in your life, you’ve had X amount of years of a specific relationship with food, and that you are now […]

@OrganicSoulChef’s Warm Root & Nut Drink

Organic Soul Chef Madea Allen is a professionally trained whole foods & community foods chef and health coach working in private practice in NYC. She’s also a good friend and colleague. I’ve been working on improving the health of my spleen-pancreas lately (Traditional Chinese Medicine says the presence of dark eyelids and a nasal crease […]