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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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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December Holiday Cooking Class! Delicious and Healthy Desserts, Sides and Snacks!

Join us for an afternoon of sipping spiced teas and mulled wine while learning ways to prepare quick and easy to make desserts, sides and snacks that are elegant enough to serve at any dinner party or buffet, yet healthy enough to enjoy without worry that you are sabotaging your health. Classes at “Love that […]

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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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Oven Roasted Figs and Pine Nuts

Figs are low in calories. However, they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness. Use them in salads, as a dessert, or just slice and enjoy! They are in season now but won’t be around too much longer. Ingredients for one serving: Four […]

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Oatmeal Berry Cobbler

Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 1/3 c. frozen mixed berries 2/3 c. oatmeal ¾ c. water 2 T. raisins (large golden raisins work well if you can find them) 1/8 t. vanilla 2 T. chopped raw walnuts ¼ t. cinnamon Directions: Combine the berries, oats, raisins and vanilla in a small saucepan. Add the water (you […]

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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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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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