Do You Know What’s in That Bottle of Olive Oil?

The topic of olive oil and the pros and cons of its health benefits have become extremely controversial over the past decade by authorities and self-prescribed authorities alike.  What we hear from the media and even the American Heart Association, provide differing and conflicting information with a wide range from “olive oil is the worst […]

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Health Benefits of the Italian Lifestyle – From Italy to America!

Curious about the health benefits of the Italian Lifestyle? “From Italy to America” is Eataly Chicago’s newest class series — and you’re invited to join us for dinner and conversation about the benefits of “la dolce vita!” “Eataly” has engaged local experts to host a conversation in their cooking school, La Scuola, in learning about […]

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A Natural Masterpiece Was Created on Earth – Immerse Yourself For Two Minutes – Then Make it a Reality!

What if I were to tell you a natural masterpiece was created on earth where colors, flavors, people and history all connect with beauty that almost defies description? What if I told you that this amazing place could be experienced by you next spring? This magical place is Naples Italy and the Magnificent Amalfi Coast, […]

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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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Who Says You Can’t Travel and Still Eat Plant Based Food? These Beauties Will Tell You Otherwise!

If you haven’t visited “The Traveling Gals” website you might want to take a look. It’s about 3 generations of women (mom, daughter and granddaughter) who have traveled the world together. They write about their travels and one of the best things of all is that all three are plant based in their dietary choices! […]

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Valentines, Hearts—and Vegetables?

If you are new to plant based eating (and maybe even if you aren’t so new) and still wondering how to handle special occasion dinners, read on for an inspiring story from Joan Davis. She shares her insights on how she and her husband are enjoying the benefits of their new way of eating. Thank […]

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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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Maiori Italy – The Italian Experience

The culinary and lifestyle trips that I host in Italy are unique because it’s a real Italian experience where the group is immersed in the way of life for Italians.  We stay at a family owned hotel where the staff is extremely gracious.  Pictured here is the owner, Luigi Ferrara (all the way to the […]

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The Culinary and Medicinal Benefits of Spice

Teaching last Saturday’s Class at Love That Spice was enjoyable and inspirational for both me and the group.  The group was definitely interested and I loved feeling their enthusiasm. The use of ancient spices has definitely been lost and unfortunately the benefits as well.  I want my clients to get as many antioxidants in their […]

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