Author Archives: Ellen Batchelor

But is it Pizza?

But is it Pizza?

I have a friend who is married to an Italian. New York Italian. So Italian they ate spaghetti together as a family every Wednesday night when the family was all geographically close. When I told her I make a whole-food, plant-based pizza that doesn’t include cheese (not even fake cheese), she said, “Call it what… Continue Reading

Eat a Peach

Eat a Peach

Growing up in Wisconsin, we had a summer ritual. The family would pick buckets full of piecherries from Door County. Once we got them home we would pit, and pit, and pit them. Then my mom would bake some into cherry pies and freeze the rest for future pies and crisps. Here in Colorado I have a new ritual. Peaches. Continue Reading

Inflamed!

Inflamed!

We all know it as what happens when we cut a finger, get bit by a bug, or sprain an ankle. The area starts to swell up or turn red or both. Inflammation, defined as “a localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function,” happens to everyone. What we don’t often think of happening to us, is the inflammation that happens inside our bodies. Continue Reading

Prescription Nutrition

Prescription Nutrition

I just heard about a four-part series called Prescription: Nutrition on the powerful benefits of plant-based eating.

The first episode aired last week. It’s focused on nutrition and it is educational. Michael Greger, M.D., from NutritionFacts.org is a part of this series. The series explores the health benefits of a plant-based diet, and discusses the current cultural shift on how we approach our relationship with food. Continue Reading