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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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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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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A Culinary Experience in Italy

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. […]

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You are Invited to An Evening at The Infinity Foundation – A Short Course on Plant Based Nutrition

You Are Invited to An Evening at The Infinity Foundation A Short Course With Big Benefits! “Clean Eating” and a Plant Based Diet Wednesday, November 11th 7:00 – 9:00 PM 1282 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park IL This course explores the details of how our diet has changed over the last 100 years and the […]

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Soon To Be Released; Plant Based Cookbook and Resource Guide – Great Recipes from “The Academy” and A Resource Guide for Getting Started and Staying on Track!

It’s been a journey, that’s for sure, but my book, “Real Food for Healthy People; a resource guide,” will soon become a reality.  I’ve just heard from the publisher and it will go to print soon!  The goal is to have it available by early December; 182 pages of beautifully presented, delicious, healthful plant based […]

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The Academy of Plant Based Nutrition Cooking Class – The Fall Harvest

This special class focuses on preparing delicious fall vegetables; squashes, root vegetables and soups in ways you may have never thought possible. Learn how to prepare common fall vegetables (and in some cases not so common) in unique ways, while also delighting your taste buds with the addition of healing ancient spices.   Class includes demo, […]

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Cooking Demo – Ancient Spices and Fall’s Bounty – September 30th at Love That Spice in Highland Park!

Summer salads are no longer as appealing and the bounty of fall appears in every market that we visit.  This class shows you how to prepare delicious healthful squashes, root vegetables and soups in ways you may have never thought possible.  Learn how to prepare common fall vegetables (and in some cases not so common […]

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Truth in Olive Oil – Buyer Beware

Olive oil is recognized internationally as the signature flavor in the diets of Mediterranean people, adding both taste and nutritional benefits. The term “heart healthy oil” refers to olive oil’s exceptional composition of healthy fats. Each tablespoon delivering 10 g. of monounsaturated fat, 1.4g of polyunsaturated fat and 1.9 g. saturated fat – a perfect […]

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