Spring and summer classes at “The Academy” have been amazing in many ways. I’m absolutely enthralled with the growing interest in this cuisine and all the wonderful people I have had the pleasure to meet. It’s exciting and humbling at the same time. I’ve had many requests for new classes and they will begin again […]
We “took the plunge” this spring and put in an edible garden and we couldn’t be happier. It’s a testament to what organic, local and fresh is all about. Although the garden is loaded with amazing vegetables right now and many tomatoes (we couldn’t resist) it will be planted with winter crops in the fall […]
In 2009 Benji Kurtz was near his heaviest weight at 278 pounds. At 5’5″ he was considered severely obese. He went from size 50 paints to size 31! Read on for his incredible story.
It’s been a great two months of cooking classes at “The Academy.” We covered a lot of material, tasted delicious recipes and enjoyed wonderful lunches together. Enrollment has been increasing and in the past two months we’ve had almost 50 new students, including our two youngest students ever who attended today (11 and 14 years […]
One of the first questions that usually comes up when discussing plant based nutrition is “Where do you get your protein?” If I had a dollar for every time that question was raised…well, you know the rest of the statement. Michael Greger, MD does a great job presenting the facts in this short 4 minute […]
Although the cattle and dairy industry have powerful lobbyists in Washington, the consumption of beef has been dropping for about 20 years and the drop in chicken consumption is even more dramatic. The Department of agriculture (May 9, 2014) projected that our meat and poultry consumption in 2010 fell by 12.2% when compared to 2007. […]
We covered a lot of information today at “The Academy” – the basics of kitchen organization, the “skinny” on fats and essentials of cooking equipment. After a tour of the nutritionist’s kitchen (mine) we prepared an elegant and delicious plant based meal. As always, we ended with a great buffet, lots of laughs, good wine […]