Healthy Cooking

 Many of our leading events offer healthy cooking demo and food tasting by renowned Wellness chefs, who are also trained nutritionists and dieticians. We offer a wide variety of healthy food during these demos. It could range from generic experimental diets (approved by our Wellness Doctor Patrons) to mouthwatering SOS (Salt, Oil, Sugar) free food preparations, PBWF (Plant Based Wholefood), as well as popular global cuisines.

We work closely with several Wellness nutritionists like Timaree Hagenburger, Cathy Fisher, Katie May, Gayathri Shanbhag, Veena Uttarwar, Ankita Kaul 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
  • Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup
    by Cathy on October 5, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    This fall soup has a delicious earthy flavor thanks to the wild rice, mushrooms, celery, carrots, Navy beans and thyme. Use any mushrooms you like, or half cremini and shiitake like I did. See the Notes for steps to make a creamy instead of light broth. Note: For a more efficient preparation, chop and ready... Read More » The post Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Timaree’s Back on Chef AJ’s Show for Another Cooking Demo!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on September 4, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Timaree had the honor of being a return guest on Chef AJ’s show today! She made her family’s favorite 7-layer dip from start to finish, and discussed all kinds of options for each layer, along with lots of tips and tricks! After you watch, you’ll be ready for the recipe and many ways to personalizeRead More »

  • Cucumbers and Zuna on California Bountiful TV!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on September 1, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    If you are fortunate enough to be harvesting cucumbers from your own garden, or simply picking them up at your local Farmers’ Market or supermarket, Timaree has some tips for you, as well as a delicious recipe to celebrate them! Healthy Cucumber Salad from California Farm Bureau on Vimeo. This delectable recipe is in Timaree’sRead More »

  • Watermelon Salad
    by Cathy on August 10, 2020 at 5:04 am

    This colorful and refreshing summer salad is very easy to make. Sweet watermelon paired with spicy red onion and arugula is a surprisingly delicious combination, along with lime juice, cucumber and fresh mint! Print Watermelon Salad Prep time:  15 mins Total time:  15 mins Serves: 4 (makes about 6 cups)   Ingredients 4 cups seedless watermelon... Read More » The post Watermelon Salad appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Roasted Corn Salad
    by Cathy on August 8, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    This festive salad has a light, spicy dressing, and a sweeter flavor due to first gently roasting the corn, zucchini and bell pepper. Serve this as is, on greens (fresh or steamed), baked potatoes and yams, or in steamed corn tortillas with Salsa Verde. Print Roasted Corn Salad Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  30 mins... Read More » The post Roasted Corn Salad appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Salsa Verde
    by Cathy on August 8, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Made with green tomatillos, also known as Mexican husk tomatoes, this traditional salsa can be made raw or roasted. In this recipe I’m making a medium-spicy roasted version, which can be served over rice, beans, baked potatoes, or corn on the cob. Print Salsa Verde Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  25 mins Total time: ... Read More » The post Salsa Verde appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Timaree’s Virtual Cooking Demo on Chef AJ’s Show!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on June 27, 2020 at 2:39 am

    Timaree was the featured guest on Chef AJ’s Show on Thursday! She demonstrated 3 recipes (a dressing, dip and dessert) and shared MANY, MANY tips during the live stream on FaceBook and YouTube! Soooo many heartfelt comments! The viewers enjoyed it so much that Chef AJ invited her back before it was even over! She hasRead More »

  • Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
    by Cathy on June 8, 2020 at 6:48 am

    This colorful dish is a mushroom lover’s delight, and is full of Italian flavors. While these may look fancy, they can be a great everyday main dish. This makes two large, stuffed mushrooms, but it can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more people. Print Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Prep time:  25 mins Cook time: ... Read More » The post Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Cooking on California Bountiful TV: Miso Soup and Daikon Radish… Oh MY!!!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on May 24, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Timaree and Tracy found some great looking Daikon radishes at the Farmers’ Market! If this veggie is new to you, no worries! Timaree features it in a delicious Miso soup that will hit the spot!

  • Mia’s Favorites! Q & A with my daughter
    by Timaree Hagenburger on May 9, 2020 at 2:33 am

    While my daughter Mia and I collaborated on my last meal/menu planning article, this one is all about her! I thought it would be fun to do it Q & A style, focusing on some of her “favorites” when it comes to foods and kitchen related items. I am sure that you will enjoy learning moreRead More »

  • Korma
    by Cathy on May 8, 2020 at 1:03 am

    Korma is an Indian dish traditionally made with meat, vegetables, yogurt or cream, and spices, cooked slowly to achieve a thick, saucy stew (this plant-only version cooks up pretty quickly). See Notes for variations on the vegetables, spices and cashews. Print Korma Prep time:  25 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  45 mins Serves: 4 to 6... Read More » The post Korma appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Cooking on California Bountiful TV: Look at that Gorgeous Green Garlic!!!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on April 22, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Timaree and Tracy are at the Farmers’ Market shopping for Green Garlic!!! Then, it is back into the kitchen to whip up a yummy soup!!! Enjoy!

  • Cooking on California Bountiful TV: Broccoli and Garbanzos play so well together!!!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on March 24, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Timaree was back at the Farmers’ Market with Tracy shopping for broccoli! Back in the kitchen, watch how easily a satisfying one-pot meal comes together!  

  • Cauliflower Ceviche on Studio40 TV!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on March 11, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Timaree and Vanessa, her former student and now fellow Registered Dietitian, bring delicious Cauliflower Ceviche to Studio40 TV live! So tasty, so easy, so versatile and so economical! This amazing version of ceviche will certainly love you back! Enjoy these segments, get the recipe and have fun!   Timaree Hagenburger, a registered dietitian, certified exerciseRead More »

  • Irish Potatoes
    by Cathy on March 9, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Another name for this rich, flavorful dish is “Colcannon,” a traditional Irish favorite made of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. You can serve this right after mashing or bake it into a casserole; you can even use the leftovers to make delicious tater-tots! Colcannon is traditionally made with only four ingredients: potatoes, butter, milk and kale. Instead of butter and... Read More » The post Irish Potatoes appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Asian Noodle Salad
    by Cathy on March 9, 2020 at 2:56 am

    This delicious salad can be eaten hot, warm or cold, and can be an entrée in itself since it’s so hearty! It’s full of colorful veggies, and it’s tossed with a sweet ginger dressing. This dish is open to variations, so please see the Notes section for ideas. Print Asian Noodle Salad Prep time:  40... Read More » The post Asian Noodle Salad appeared first on Straight Up Food.

  • Meal Planning Wisdom!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on March 1, 2020 at 12:31 am

    I want to welcome you to a new series of articles that I am writing with my 13 year old daughter Mia, about involving the family in the kitchen. Over the next several months, we are going to share some stories, do a bit of Q & A and provide helpful tips in articles focusedRead More »

  • Timaree Interviewed on Think Tech Hawaii!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on February 26, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Timaree was honored to be interviewed by the fantastic Wendy Loh, who is passionate about helping the people of Hawaii take back their health! For several years, Wendy has continued to use Timaree’s cookbook, The Foodie Bar Way, to optimize her own health, and to keep inspiring others to love the food that loves themRead More »

  • 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.

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