Chef Toni Okamoto

Toni Okamoto

Posts: 35 // Recipes: 61

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy. My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy, 'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways... we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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Is soy bad for you?

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In the latest episode of VegAnswers, vegan registered dietitian Matt Ruscigno addresses the common concerns about soy consumption. For more videos like this, subscribe to our YouTube channel and e-newsletter! And to help us keep Plant Based on a Budget running, check out the ways you can help. *This was... more

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Want to save money on milk? Purchase non-dairy!

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On a recent visit to my favorite grocery store, I noticed the majority of people with milk in their carts were purchasing almond milk. I went over to the dairy section to investigate why that may be and found that it’s because Almond Breeze was the second cheapest 1/2 gallon option... more

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Where do vegans get their protein?

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Where do vegans get their protein?

When Michelle Cehn from World of Vegan and I were in Los Angeles for the Animal Rights National Conference this year, we met with some of the greatest experts covering veganism. We had them give answers to commonly asked questions and called our series #VegAnswers. In our latest episode, we ask vegan registered dietitian... more

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Hip Hop is Green

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Take a look inside this healthy school initiative that introduces plant-based food to children in urban communities. More info here: http://plantbasedonabudget.com/hip-hop-is-green/

Last week I had the privilege of attending a Hip Hop is Green dinner in Oakland, CA with my friends stic.man of Dead Prez and well-known holistic nutrition expert, Afya Ibomu. The dinner was held at an elementary school where children were introduced to healthy plant-based foods, nutrition information, and were able... more

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How To Make an Easy Vegan Meal: Quinoa Salad

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Light, filling, delicious Quinoa Salad!

Next in my series of easy, inexpensive versatile meals is a Quinoa Salad. I used this recipe in the video, but really it’s just a guide. Once you make the quinoa, the possibilities for spicing it up are endless. You can do any kinds of olives, chopped spinach or kale, garlic,... more

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Light, filling, delicious Quinoa Salad!

Quinoa Salad

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This is one of my go-to choices for weekly recipe planning. I buy quinoa in bulk, and ...

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How To Make an Easy Vegan Meal: Chickpea Sandwich

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Easy, delicious, low-cost Chickpea Sandwich!

I recently started a series of videos to help provide inspiration for easy, quick, low-cost meals. This is one of my favorites! It’s Terrence’s Chickpea Salad, using fresh onion and garlic instead of powders. If you don’t have the fresh onion and garlic, the powders are equally delicious in this recipe. What... more

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Garlicky-Ginger Tofu Triangles

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I am so excited to let you know that I have teamed up with Michelle ...

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Peach Banana Bread

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My local farmer’s market is amazing! At closing time, you can often find $5 fruit ...

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Say Yes! To Vegan Soulfood: Evolving the Soulfood Tradition for the Plant Based Kitchen

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I’d like to give a special “thank you” to Afya for writing this beautiful article about Vegan Soul Food. If you don’t have it already, please pick up her latest book A Vegan Soulfood Guide To the Galaxy. -Toni   By Afya Ibomu Soul food in general is comfort food prepared... more

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