Animated Recipe: Charred Shishito Peppers

A super-easy guide to cooking a healthful, tasty treat using this popular vegetable

Originating in East Asia, shishito peppers are growing in popularity all over the world; popping up on restaurant menus, at farmer’s markets and grocery stores over the last couple of years. While these peppers are not traditionally spicy (on average one in every 15-20) every once in a while, you will find a pepper with a serious kick. This is a delicious, easy recipe to …

Animated Recipe: Shiitake Bacon

Learn to make a vegan alternative that's packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber

Almost everybody loves bacon. However, we can all agree that it’s not the best thing for us. Shiitake mushrooms, however, are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Give Shiitake “Bacon” (a lower calorie substitute) a try—just like the real thing, it’s smoky, salty, crisp and addictive. Ingredients: 1 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon sea salt Black pepper, to …

Animated Recipe: Cauliflower Alfredo

GIFs guide you to this guilt-free treat that's packed with antioxidants and vitamin C

Enjoy this guilt-free alfredo: it’s low in fat, high in fiber, paleo and vegan. Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Serve it over your favorite veggies, pasta or rice. Ingredients: 6 cups cauliflower florets (roughly one large head cauliflower) 1 head garlic 1 cup almond milk ¾ cup water 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 3 tablespoons miso …