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 […]
Saturday July 14th 11:00 – 1:00 PM If you are eating a whole food plant-based diet or want to incorporate more plant-based foods in your diet, there is no reason to eliminate outdoor grilling. You can add wonderful seasonal foods in many healthful ways using your backyard grill. You will learn tips and techniques at […]
I want to thank everyone that has encouraged, purchased, reviewed or has been involved in any way with my book. It’s been on the best seller’s list for almost two weeks now! I’m completely overwhelmed and grateful that this book is helping others on their journey to better health. If you don’t have the book […]
The June 4th event was the second in a series of nutrition conferences for physicians and nurses in Chicago. It was held at the teaching kitchen of The Chopping Block, located at the Merchandise Mart. The sold out event is an indication of the high level of interest in both theory and the practical application […]
If anyone still doubts that dietary changes can prevent and reverse chronic illness, then then let’s think about this; $374B spent on pharmaceutical drugs in 2014 didn’t prevent or reverse chronic illness either. The fact is that the 5 main causes of heart disease (still number one cause of death in the U.S.) are all […]
Fall is in the air and my Italian roots were calling for something hearty and typical of my culture; so the other night I made butternut squash gnocchi. Wow they were delicious – but what was I going to put on them? Pesto, of course but not pesto loaded with fat and cheese. If you […]
Next month PBS will be showing the new documentary, Eating you Alive, about the affects of today’s food choices and reversing illness. Here’s a link to the trailer. I’m sure many visitors to my website will want to view it. I’ll keep you posted on viewing times and dates.
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.
Wednesday night, July 13th at 6:00; Grab a drink, a snack or dinner and enjoy meeting others with similar interests. Learn more about the changes in our diet over the last 100 years, the resulting epidemic of chronic illnesses including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension and how the power of nutrition can reverse this trend! […]
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 […]