Pot Luck Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner – Saturday, November 19th Chicago!

We will be hosting a Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Dinner with Special Guest Speakers for the community on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. Located at Tabor Lutheran Church 3542 W. Sunnyside Ave Chicago, IL  60625. Bring a whole food plant based dish to pass, enjoy the presentations and a wonderful pot luck dinner. There is […]

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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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Healthful Fast Food Still Exists in Italy!

It’s still possible to get healthful “street food” in the south of Italy near Napoli. Here’s a quick shot of fresh coconut, lemons and oranges sold on the street corners. The vendor also had “lupini beans” (a type of lima bean stored in brine) in a large dish nearby. They are purchased by weight and […]

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Fabulous Whole Food Snacks You Can Make Right at Your Desk!

I was recently wrote an article on whole food healthful snacks for Cafe Quill, a website for office workers. I thought I would share the link with my readers and members because easy to make healthful snacks are important whether you are working at your desk, at a picnic or just want to curb your […]

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Radio Interview This Morning About the Upcoming Veg Fest!

Photo Credit: Giovanni D’Anca I had the pleasure of being interviewed this morning on the Mike Nowak radio show to discuss the upcoming Veg Fest on April 16th.  Joan Levin (co-organizer of Plant Based Nutrition for Life) also joined the conversation. If you are interested in learning more about plant based nutrition and it’s benefits, […]

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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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Sweet Potato and Chocolate Brownies – These healthful vegan brownies will delight your senses!

Who says you need sugar and eggs to make brownies? These took a few trials in my test kitchen but I’m sure you will enjoy their dense texture, flavor and the healthful benefits of them as well. Prep Time: 1 – 1/2 hour, includes first baking the sweet potatoes in the oven and then baking […]

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