Healthy Cooking

All our annual and quarterly events have healthy cooking demo by renowned chefs, who are also trained nutritionists and dieticians. We offer a wide range of healthy food during these demos. It could range from SOS (Salt, Oil, Sugar) free food preparations that are mouthwatering and appealing. From pure vegan to several other recipes from TrueNorth, leading culinary professors, chefs to Ayurveda and other exotic forms of cooking are now part of our agenda.

We work closely with several Wellness nutritionists like Timaree Hagenburger, Cathy Fisher, Katie May, Rekha Kotyam and several others. TrueNorth, South Asia Heart Center, VeganOutreach are some of institutions that work with us to organize food tasting, cooking demos and create a galaxy of healthy recipes that our stakeholders can use and adopt in their daily life.

We shall be giving out recipes on a regular basis and present videos of cooking demos and invite you to these sessions. Contact us to learn more……… 

Healthy Cooking Tips
  • Mini Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecakes
    by Cathy on February 8, 2020 at 12:09 am

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, a little plant-based decadence is in order! This Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake can be made as minis or one standard size. No eggs are used, so this cheesecake is easier to bake than traditional recipes (no fear of falling)! Print Mini Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecakes Prep time:  25 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time: ... Read More » The post Mini Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecakes appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Smoky White Bean & Tomato Soup
    by Cathy on February 6, 2020 at 2:35 am

    This hearty bean soup is full of flavor from its rich tomato broth and dried seasonings: garlic, smoked paprika, Italian green herbs, and red pepper flakes. Any kind of white bean can be used, but I like the Cannellini best because it’s bigger and heartier. Print Smoky White Bean & Tomato Soup Prep time:  25... Read More » The post Smoky White Bean & Tomato Soup appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Timaree’s 7-Layer Dip on Studio40 TV!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on January 31, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Watch Timaree prepare the components of her 7-Layer Dip live in two segments of Studio40 TV! The hosts get excited about the process in the first segment… …and then had fun diving in with the dippers in the second segment. They kept eating even after the show was over!  For the recipe and LOTS ofRead More » […]

  • A party-worthy dip that can be enjoyed any day of the week!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on January 27, 2020 at 2:08 am

    As we embark on a new year, and new decade, I want to begin a new series of articles focused on bringing your “family” into the kitchen. While I will certainly provide suggestions and guidance about bringing your immediate family into the kitchen int articles, I put the word “family” in quotes, because I doRead More » […]

  • Holiday memories from around the table and new traditions!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on December 21, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    When I think of the holidays, I think of family memories… many of which are related to food! Last week, Maggy, our newest addition to the family straight from Germany (foreign exchange student), asked me to tell her about the types of traditions our family has around Christmas. When I think of Christmas growing up,Read More » […]

  • Stuffed Peppers
    by Cathy on December 18, 2019 at 4:19 am

    These colorful peppers make a great centerpiece dish at the holiday table when opting out of traditional turkey or ham. Flavored with onion, garlic, thyme, apple, and parsley. Use all one color pepper or mix up the colors for an eye-catching presentation! Print Stuffed Peppers Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  75 mins Total time: ... Read More » The post Stuffed Peppers appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • “Souper” Gift Idea on Studio40 TV!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on December 10, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I was at the FOX40 studio earlier today to share my thoughts about giving soup as a holiday gift and ended up feeding the whole crew some of AJ’s Butternut Soup with Roasted Chilies! We also talked about another gift idea “hidden” within the recipe… Enjoy this segment and then check out my article for more reasons why IRead More » […]

  • Thanksgiving Salad
    by Cathy on November 21, 2019 at 3:33 am

    This style of salad is often served on Thanksgiving since pears, persimmons, and pomegranates are at their seasonal peak. This simple, fresh salad adds some needed balance to the typical holiday table, full of more prepared and cooked dishes. Print Thanksgiving Salad Prep time:  25 mins Total time:  25 mins Serves: 4 to 6 (makes about... Read More » The post Thanksgiving Salad appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Mashed Potato Bake
    by Cathy on November 19, 2019 at 6:39 am

    This dish combines two holiday favorites—mashed potatoes and green vegetables—for a fun twist on tradition! Green beans and broccoli pair perfectly with mashed potatoes. Enjoy as is or with Creamy Mushroom Gravy! Print Mashed Potato Bake Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  25 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 8-10   Ingredients Sauce: ½ cup water... Read More » The post Mashed Potato Bake appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Pumpkin Pancakes on Studio40!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on November 12, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    This morning, I was live again on Studio40 TV! They started the show with my segment, focused on Easy Pumpkin Pancakes with a Sweet Citrus Drizzle, reminiscent of the original Orange Julius! This is a great recipe for a holiday morning, but since it uses pantry staples and whips up in minutes, it can beRead More » […]

  • I Scream, You Scream, We ALL Scream for Nice Cream!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on October 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    It is time for Part 2 of the adventure with Kip Baumann and his two kids! This article is a triple win… Not only will you get to hear directly from Faye and Kai (Q & A style!) and get access to another great recipe they love, but we’ll start off learning how the familyRead More » […]

  • Berries for Breakfast on Studio40 TV!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on October 8, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Timaree was live on Studio40 TV singing the praises of berries while preparing an easy recipe that tastes amazing on pancakes, waffles, French toast… and more! To start your day with a boost of antioxidants, check out the recipe that is so flexible, it can be made with just about any fruit, including nectarines, apples orRead More » […]

  • Timaree and her Jicama Chips on FOX40 TV!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on September 12, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Timaree returned to the Studio40 TV Kitchen to share her Jicama Chips, Bell Pepper Dippers and Cowboy Salad with Gary, Scott and the crew! Find the recipes in her book, The Foodie Bar Way: One Meal. Lots of Options. Everyone’s Happy. as well as in an article she wrote about the Cowboy Salad and another aboutRead More » […]

  • Father Steps Up His Game!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on September 7, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    You are in for a real treat! Not only will you get to learn about Kip Baumann, one of my incredible students from Cosumnes River College, but you will get my recipe for Seasoned Black Beans that I published in my cookbook!  Next month, you will hear from his kids (Q & A style) andRead More » […]

  • Cooking on California Bountiful TV: Apricots and Chia Pudding!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 29, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Timaree picks out some beautiful apricots at the Farmers’ Market and then shows Tracy how to make Apricot Mango Chia Pudding… delicious for breakfast, dessert or a snack! […]

  • Curry Rice Casserole
    by Cathy on August 9, 2019 at 6:08 am

    This hearty and flavorful casserole makes a great main dish when you want something a little special. This recipe requires a bit of extra prep, but it’s worth it because it makes a lot of food and it’s very delicious! (See Notes for variations and substitutions.) Print Curry Rice Casserole Prep time:  60 mins Cook... Read More » The post Curry Rice Casserole appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Yellow Split Pea & Butternut Soup
    by Cathy on June 26, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Butternut squash soups are traditionally very smooth, and a bit boring, in my opinion. This recipe adds some texture, with yellow split peas, onion and celery; and since squash and peas really soak up flavor, plenty of dried herbs and spices are added. Print Yellow Split Pea & Butternut Soup Prep time:  20 mins Cook... Read More » The post Yellow Split Pea & Butternut Soup appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Mediterranean Salad
    by Cathy on June 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Mediterranean salads often call for feta cheese, but I use cauliflower instead, which, of course, doesn’t taste like feta, but we eat with our eyes too, so it works well! Avocado is added to lend some richness in place of the usual high-fat olive oil and cheese. Print Mediterranean Salad Prep time:  25 mins Total... Read More » The post Mediterranean Salad appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Jambalaya Stew
    by Cathy on February 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Traditional jambalaya is full of meat and seafood, but not in this recipe! I’ve kept in the onion, bell pepper, celery, beans and rice. This one-pot dish originated in Louisiana out of Spanish, African and French influence. This recipe is a healthful adaptation of the tomato-based Creole version. Print Jambalaya Stew Prep time:  25 mins Cook... Read More » The post Jambalaya Stew appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Ginger Heart Cookies
    by Cathy on February 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    These little ginger cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or whenever you’re feeling the love—and they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. A cousin of gingerbread but without the brown sugar, molasses, eggs and butter. These cookies are akin to denser tea biscuits. They remind me of thicker graham crackers, and... Read More » The post Ginger Heart Cookies appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

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