Spinach, Artichoke and Brown Rice Risotto

The culinary benefit of making this recipe is learning how to make “risotto” using short grain brown rice which tastes just as delicious as conventional risotto but delivers the nutritional benefit of a whole grain with a much lower glycemic index. Prep Time: 40 minutes Servings:  4 Ingredients: I onion finely diced 1 T good […]

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The National Vegetarian Museum Has Traveled to Northbrook, IL

The National Vegetarian Museum has traveled to the Northbrook library! Join us for a tour and learn about the history of Vegetarianism in Chicago – who would have thought! Learn about the benefits of plant based nutrition for your personal health and also for sustaining the environment. Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition | Carol D’Anca […]

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The Academy for Delicious Plant Based Cooking Opens in June!

“The Academy for Delicious Plant-Based Cooking” has some amazing classes coming up next month. “Students” at classes will be making not only delicious, but craveable dishes with seasonal ingredients that are scrumptious, easy to make and absolutely healthful! Class sizes are kept small (around 12 people) and are personalized with hands on instruction. Recipes are […]

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Middle School Nutrition – Making A Difference

Speaking to middle school kids about nutrition was a new experience. The school was large, over 1000 kids, and I spoke with 250 of them last Friday – 5 classes each with 50 students. They were engaged and attentive. I was  impressed with their questions and I loved interacting with them. I took this assignment […]

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These Are the World’s Healthiest Nations

Bloomberg has just published it’s annual report on the world’s healthiest nations. Spain has surpassed Italy as the healthiest nation but only by a “hair.” Take a look at the top 20 healthiest nations. Where did the U.S. end up? Worst than last year at number 35. You can read the entire article here. 

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What We Can Learn From the Italian Lifestyle

The magnificence of Italy’s beauty is undisputed in the world. We are fortunate when we are able to visit while on vacation, or through photos – many of them posted on Facebook and Instagram. And yet, I wonder, of all travelers that visit Italy how many get to experience, if even at a minimum, a […]

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