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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Healthful Fast Food Still Exists in Italy!

It’s still possible to get healthful “street food” in the south of Italy near Napoli. Here’s a quick shot of fresh coconut, lemons and oranges sold on the street corners. The vendor also had “lupini beans” (a type of lima bean stored in brine) in a large dish nearby. They are purchased by weight and […]

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Fabulous Whole Food Snacks You Can Make Right at Your Desk!

I was recently wrote an article on whole food healthful snacks for Cafe Quill, a website for office workers. I thought I would share the link with my readers and members because easy to make healthful snacks are important whether you are working at your desk, at a picnic or just want to curb your […]

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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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Who Says You Can’t Travel and Still Eat Plant Based Food? These Beauties Will Tell You Otherwise!

If you haven’t visited “The Traveling Gals” website you might want to take a look. It’s about 3 generations of women (mom, daughter and granddaughter) who have traveled the world together. They write about their travels and one of the best things of all is that all three are plant based in their dietary choices! […]

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