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 […]
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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 […]
Who says you need sugar and eggs to make brownies? These took a few trials in my test kitchen but I’m sure you will enjoy their dense texture, flavor and the healthful benefits of them as well. Prep Time: 1 – 1/2 hour, includes first baking the sweet potatoes in the oven and then baking […]
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.