Fresh Picked From the Garden and Quickly Preserved; Here’s How It’s Done

Although we still have a lot of great weather ahead of us it’s getting to the end of the season for some things in the garden. Last month I harvested garlic which doesn’t require much work at all to preserve. It’s in a cool dark place (our basement) and we will enjoy it’s great taste […]

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Join Me This Weekend at the Culinary Stage at Little Italy Festa in Addison Il

I’ll be demonstrating plant based cooking Southern Italian Style at Ron Onesit’s Little Italy Festa this weekend. It will be a fun event and a great way to learn Italian cooking at it’s most healthful best! See schedule below.

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It’s Garlic Harvest Time!

When I went outside last November and planted small cloves of garlic in the garden I had only visions of harvest time. But, watching it grow from small sprouts to huge heavy topped plants is always fascinating. And now, here it is mid-July and the garlic was ready for harvesting.  I’ve reserved enough to re-plant […]

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“The Academy of Delicious Plant Based Cooking” Re-opens for Classes In April!

With the return of Spring, “The Academy of Plant Based Cooking” re-opens for classes in April. These classes are perfect for you if you: Want to learn how to prepare delicious plant based meals but don’t know where to start. Have moved to a plant based diet but need variety. You know you should be […]

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Attendees at class at United Health Systems this past week experienced the taste and the beauty of whole plant based foods. The group was deliciously surprised! Pictured here is Sally Berzinsky, Director of Dietetics, with a pan of slow roasted peppers, kalamata olives and capers, just out of the oven.

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December Holiday Cooking Class! Delicious and Healthy Desserts, Sides and Snacks!

Join us for an afternoon of sipping spiced teas and mulled wine while learning ways to prepare quick and easy to make desserts, sides and snacks that are elegant enough to serve at any dinner party or buffet, yet healthy enough to enjoy without worry that you are sabotaging your health. Classes at “Love that […]

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A Culinary Experience in Italy

Have you ever seen fresh chestnuts that have fallen from their trees?  The outer shell looks something like a porcupine with a “spikey” outer shell.  Take a look in the photo.  The chestnut is inside under what we normally see – a brown outer shell. They are being sold everywhere and roasted as a delicacy. […]

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You are Invited to An Evening at The Infinity Foundation – A Short Course on Plant Based Nutrition

You Are Invited to An Evening at The Infinity Foundation A Short Course With Big Benefits! “Clean Eating” and a Plant Based Diet Wednesday, November 11th 7:00 – 9:00 PM 1282 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park IL This course explores the details of how our diet has changed over the last 100 years and the […]

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Soon To Be Released; Plant Based Cookbook and Resource Guide – Great Recipes from “The Academy” and A Resource Guide for Getting Started and Staying on Track!

It’s been a journey, that’s for sure, but my book, “Real Food for Healthy People; a resource guide,” will soon become a reality.  I’ve just heard from the publisher and it will go to print soon!  The goal is to have it available by early December; 182 pages of beautifully presented, delicious, healthful plant based […]

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