Learning More About the Blue Zone of Sardinia

Sardinia, Italy’s second largest island after Sicily, mainly hosts travelers as a vacation spot known for it’s for its beaches and its emerald coast – I visited for a completely different reason. I was on a mission to see as much of the interior of the island as possible. In particular, I wanted to visit […]

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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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Do You Know What’s in That Bottle of Olive Oil?

The topic of olive oil and the pros and cons of its health benefits have become extremely controversial over the past decade by authorities and self-prescribed authorities alike.  What we hear from the media and even the American Heart Association, provide differing and conflicting information with a wide range from “olive oil is the worst […]

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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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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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Quinoa-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Ingredients: 2 delicata squash, cut in half length-wise, seeds removed 1 teaspoon maple syrup 3 cups water 1 ½ cups quinoa 5 oz. baby arugula (I’ve also used spinach) 1/3 cup dried figs, chopped 1/3 cup dried currants (optional) 1/3 cup dates, pitted and chopped ½ cup pumpkin seeds, roasted ½ teaspoon salt Fresh ground […]

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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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