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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Join us and learn more about whole food plant based nutrition in a very short time than you thought possible at NorthShore VegFest ! AND, have the opportunity to hear Dr. Terry Mason, COO of Cook County Public Health speak about the benefits of plant based nutrition. Bring the children as we will have cooking […]
I first met Joan and her husband at our meet up in Grayslake IL last summer. It was a lovely outdoor pot luck dinner and Joan brought the fruit basket that she is pictured with here. She and her husband had recently returned from Dr. Esselstyn’s workshop and are following the dietary guidelines for […]
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 […]
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. […]