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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Summer Cooking Classes at The Academy for Plant Based Cooking!

The test kitchen is buzzing with the development of new recipes for summer cooking at “The Academy of Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking.”  Learning how to cook with new and exciting ingredients, meeting new friends, learning ways for improving your health and enjoying laughter and lunch after class in a beautiful setting are just a […]

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Ingredients: 4 pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeds scraped 3 oz. baby spinach 1/3 cup pitted black olives, chopped 1 tablespoon capers, chopped ½ cup almonds, chopped 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped roughly Sea salt + pepper Procedure: Bring a large pot of water to a bowl. Add spaghetti squash and cook for 10-12 […]

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The Myth of the High Protein Diet

One of the most asked questions posed to vegans is “where do you get your protein?”  When I get asked this question I like to ask back, “where do you get your fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals?” because these nutrients are missing in animal products.  I’ve come to just accept that we are fixated on […]

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End Winter and Say Hello to Spring Cooking Class

I know I’m probably pushing it a bit. After all, we still have snow on the ground but Saturday night daylight savings time begins and next week it’s predicted that temperatures will be in the 50’s! Wow, we’ll take it – and on March 31st a special class to wake up your taste buds will […]

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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 Opens It’s New Series at Elawa Farm

What better venue for The Academy than at the beautiful Elawa Farm, built in the last century with it’s wonderful organic garden. A press release went out last week announcing this exciting new development. Consider joining for a class, or two or the series. I will be posting the entire schedule very soon.  Read on […]

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More to Consider About Coconut Oil

The controversy continues about coconut oil.  Is it beneficial for your health, should you consume it daily, and the “beat goes on” about the pros and cons.  I’m constantly looking for good research on the subject and today came across this article from Nutrition Action that actually sites some research studies that I will be […]

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Dr. Dean Ornish Shares His Views on Diet as Good Medicine for Preventing and Reversing Chronic Disease

In this guest blog, Dean Ornish, MD, founder of the University of California San Francisco’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute and the eponymous diet, argues that lifestyle change — including but not limited to diet — is good medicine.  Dean Ornish is a recognized pioneer in the field of reversing chronic disease with diet and lifestyle. His […]

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