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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La Scuola at Eataly in Chicago

La Scuola at Eataly Chicago: It was a wonderful evening with a very different venue with presentation and a farm to table dinner created by a very talented chef at Eataly. When I took this assignment I wasn’t sure how it would work out but quickly realized that the group attending was fully engaged and wanted to […]

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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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My Response to the Article in the Tribune;  “Meat Lovers, you’re winning the war”

Last week (October 13th) an article was published in the Chicago Tribune written by S.E. Cupp, a Washington based CNN contributor applauding our government administration for declining to urge Americans to eat less meat and to not upset the meat and dairy industries.  It’s this type of article that confuses the public and plays right […]

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Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Vegetables

The flavors of roasted vegetables and chickpeas come together nicely and the “pop” of flavor at the end from the Sicilian Lemon balsamic vinegar is a great combination. Ingredients: 12 small mushrooms – sliced 2 ripe tomatoes – cut in quarters 1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow pepper, cut in strips 1 red onion […]

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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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The Academy for Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking Will Re-Open in September

Spring and summer classes at “The Academy” have been amazing in many ways.  I’m absolutely enthralled with the growing interest in this cuisine and all the wonderful people I have had the pleasure to meet. It’s exciting and humbling at the same time.  I’ve had many requests for new classes and they will begin again […]

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