Truth in Olive Oil – Buyer Beware

Olive oil is recognized internationally as the signature flavor in the diets of Mediterranean people, adding both taste and nutritional benefits. The term “heart healthy oil” refers to olive oil’s exceptional composition of healthy fats. Each tablespoon delivering 10 g. of monounsaturated fat, 1.4g of polyunsaturated fat and 1.9 g. saturated fat – a perfect […]

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Learning, Enjoying and Meeting New Friends at The Academy Cooking Class Yesterday

Classes at “The Academy” are a special time and I continue to be honored by the people that grace my door – always a wonderful group of amazing students. Our recipes yesterday included Moroccan style quinoa, fava bean salad, black bean and mango wraps, berry tart and almond and orange snacks – all naturally gluten […]

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The Culinary and Medicinal Benefits of Spice

Teaching last Saturday’s Class at Love That Spice was enjoyable and inspirational for both me and the group.  The group was definitely interested and I loved feeling their enthusiasm. The use of ancient spices has definitely been lost and unfortunately the benefits as well.  I want my clients to get as many antioxidants in their […]

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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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Zucchini Boats

Ingredients: 4 large zucchini – washed ¼ c. finely chopped vegan mozzarella cheese (if preferred, you could omit the “cheese” option if not preferred) 2 T. bread crumbs 16 cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped Fresh chopped basil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the zucchini vertically […]

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Quinoa-Apricot Raisin and Nut Muffins

Makes about 2 dozen small muffins Ingredients: ½ c. apricot paste (make in food processor by blending dried apricots to a paste) ¾ c. quinoa, cooked well – make sure there is no water left in the pan 1 ½ c. oatmeal ½ c ground nuts – I used pecans but walnuts are even more […]

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Oven Roasted Figs and Pine Nuts

Figs are low in calories. However, they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness. Use them in salads, as a dessert, or just slice and enjoy! They are in season now but won’t be around too much longer. Ingredients for one serving: Four […]

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