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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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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Trust Us, You Can Use the Liquid From a Can of Beans to Make Dessert and Many Other Things

If you are on a plant based diet or moving toward one, you are undoubetedly wondering what to use in place of eggs. Look no further becasue the liquid from a  box, can or from cooking your own garbanzo beans (chick peas) or great northern beans works just as well.  Here’s an article that shows […]

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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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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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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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You are Invited to the “Not to Miss” North Shore VegFest

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 […]

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