Right From the Organic Garden to Our Class

While the group assimilated the beauty of the coastline, the people and the culture, we were also astonished by the beauty of the nourishing food available to us at class. Included in our classes was the making of a wonderful vegetable soup, baked fennel and an artichoke and potato dish that was amazing! Can’t wait […]

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Zucchini Boats

Ingredients: 4 large zucchini – washed ¼ c. finely chopped vegan mozzarella cheese (if preferred, you could omit the “cheese” option if not preferred) 2 T. bread crumbs 16 cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped Fresh chopped basil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the zucchini vertically […]

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Quinoa-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Ingredients: 2 delicata squash, cut in half length-wise, seeds removed 1 teaspoon maple syrup 3 cups water 1 ½ cups quinoa 5 oz. baby arugula (I’ve also used spinach) 1/3 cup dried figs, chopped 1/3 cup dried currants (optional) 1/3 cup dates, pitted and chopped ½ cup pumpkin seeds, roasted ½ teaspoon salt Fresh ground […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

An easy-to-make soup that is loaded with nutrients and great taste! Ingredients: 4 C. butternut squash cut in cubes 3 C. vegetable broth – I like Kitchen Basics Brand of broth. It has less sodium. Dash of red pepper flakes Freshly ground black pepper Pepitas or pumpkin seeds for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 4250 […]

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Berries and Balsamic Dessert

This is probably the simplest dessert you will ever make and yet it is satisfying and an elegant finish to any dinner. What a great way to get your serving of fruit! Ingredients: 3 cups of fresh or frozen berries (a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and/or blackberries) Bordeaux chocolate or Fig or Cocoa Crema […]

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The Myth of the High Protein Diet

One of the most asked questions posed to vegans is “where do you get your protein?”  When I get asked this question I like to ask back, “where do you get your fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals?” because these nutrients are missing in animal products.  I’ve come to just accept that we are fixated on […]

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Have You Discovered Cauliflower?

With the change of seasons we will soon have an abundance of wonderful spring vegetables and new flavors to wake up our winter tasted buds. Forget the root vegetables and turn to the spring asparagus, artichokes and fresh cauliflower. Here’s a great article on the benefits of cauliflower. I love covering it with the anti-inflammatory […]

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End Winter and Say Hello to Spring Cooking Class

I know I’m probably pushing it a bit. After all, we still have snow on the ground but Saturday night daylight savings time begins and next week it’s predicted that temperatures will be in the 50’s! Wow, we’ll take it – and on March 31st a special class to wake up your taste buds will […]

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True Health Begins in the Kitchen: Gain the Nutritional Knowledge, Confidence and Cooking Skills For Preventing and Reversing Chronic Illness

The Academy is more than a cooking school. Recipes are only part of the answer. After after attending this series you will know the basic principles of plant based nutrition and how it builds optimal health for you, you will learn about work with new ingredients developing delicious healthy plant based cuisine for breakfast, lunch, […]

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