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
  • 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. […]

  • Cooking on California Bountiful TV: Asian Watercress and Quick Asian Greens!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on June 25, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Timaree and Tracy choose some gorgeous Asian Watercress at the Farmers’ Market and then head to the kitchen to cook up some Quick Asian Greens! […]

  • Waste Less & Save Money!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on June 15, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    While the genesis of this article came from a podcast episode that I recorded recently, (I have my own podcast if you weren’t already aware – “Office Hours with The Nutrition Professor”), this month’s recipe was inspired by an unexpected guest from Thailand who was craving vegetables! I just attended a wonderful conference called P-PODRead More » […]

  • 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. […]

  • Cooking on California Bountiful TV: Cilantro and “Avocad-Oh-Ya” Toast!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on June 7, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Timaree is shopping for cilantro at the Farmers’ Market and then using it to make her amazing “Avocad-Oh-Ya” Toast! Watch and then make your own! […]

  • Healing Three Generations!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on May 7, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Claudia Yost is a student of mine who not only changed the health trajectory of three generations, but she even started her own business… all within a few months! She shares her story and some sage advice below, along a great recipe to enjoy with friends and family.  Growing up, my family and I wereRead More » […]

  • My own podcast: Office Hours with The Nutrition Professor!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Listen!  Subscribe!  Share my podcast! Office Hours with The Nutrition Professor is now available on nine different podcast platforms!  This is going to be such a fun adventure! If you are new to podcasts, I think that you will really enjoy them. They offer another way to stay connected, as you can listen whenever you’dRead More » […]

  • Cooking on California Bountiful TV: Celery and Mediterranean Rice!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on April 21, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Learn all about celery in the grocery store and then join Timaree and Tracy in the kitchen as they make a very tasty Mediterranean Rice! […]

  • Experimentation is the key to getting more veggies on your plate
    by Timaree Hagenburger on March 31, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Happy National Nutrition Month!!! Perfect timing for the third article in my series about getting out the the “Try Trap”… If you have ever said “I try to eat enough vegetables,” you may have realized that it can be pretty easy to get stuck in the awkward space between learning something new and implementing it.Read More » […]

  • Walking the path together…
    by Timaree Hagenburger on February 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I am very excited for you to meet Shua Ly! He is dating one of my former students, Porscha Moua, who transferred to Sac State to complete her bachelor’s degree. This long-distance love story has only gotten better over time! You’ll also find a recipe to share with someone in the spirit of Valentine’s Day!Read More » […]

  • 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. […]

  • The impact was much bigger…
    by Timaree Hagenburger on January 6, 2019 at 2:44 am

    The power of sharing the gift that keeps on giving! It is such a treat for me hear from students who take what they learn in class and not only implement it in their lives, but share it with those they care most about. And then, sometimes, the impact is much bigger than expected… ThisRead More » […]

  • Breakfast Foodie Bar with Timaree on California Bountiful TV!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on December 28, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Timaree and Tracy shop for delectable blackberries at the Farmers’ Market and then head to the kitchen to make a breakfast Foodie Bar inspired by Timaree’s Swiss student, Valentina! Watch the video, and then get the recipe and read Valentina’s story! […]

  • No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie
    by Cathy on November 15, 2018 at 12:18 am

    This pumpkin pie is a fun departure from my first pumpkin pie, which is not quite as sweet, is lower in fat, and is denser. This pie is very sweet, rich and fluffy, akin to ice-cream and cheesecake—a very decadent dessert for anyone who’s ready for PP 2.0! Print No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie Prep time:  3... Read More » The post No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup
    by Cathy on November 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    This is a very easy-to-make, broth-based soup with traditional Asian flavors (garlic, ginger, lime, coriander). Noodles give this lighter soup more heartiness. For variations with vegetables, herbs and spices, and noodles, see the Notes section. Enjoy! Print Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 4 (makes... Read More » The post Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Cauliflower Soup
    by Cathy on October 14, 2018 at 4:40 am

    This soup is perfect for fall, with a creamy broth and lots of chunky vegetables. Make it a little rich with the addition of a few cashews, or leave them out for a still creamy but lower-fat soup. Rosemary adds great flavor and cannellini beans add heartiness. Print Cauliflower Soup Prep time:  30 mins Cook... Read More » The post Cauliflower Soup appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Apricot-cardamom Oatmeal Cookies
    by Cathy on June 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    These cookies are delicious and pretty! They highlight fresh apricots, cardamom, dates, tahini (ground sesame paste), and white sesame seeds.  I took these to a recent potluck and they got rave reviews from everyone who tried them! Print Apricot-cardamom Oatmeal Cookies Prep time:  25 mins Cook time:  17 mins Total time:  42 mins Serves: 24 (1... Read More » The post Apricot-cardamom Oatmeal Cookies appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Baba Ghanoush
    by Cathy on June 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Baba ghanoush is a Middle Eastern dish made of cooked, mashed eggplant, tahini (sesame seed paste), and seasonings. Traditional recipes call for olive oil and salt, but I do not use these ingredients, so they are left out. I serve this as a dip with fresh vegetables or as a topping for potatoes instead of... Read More » The post Baba Ghanoush appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

  • Summer Slaw
    by Cathy on June 21, 2018 at 2:22 am

    This colorful raw salad calls for golden beet, zucchini, carrot, radish, cucumber and jicama, and has a light, tangy dressing. Shredding the vegetables in the food processor makes preparing this salad fast and easy. Great for a party, potluck or picnic! You will be using the shredding/grating blade of your food processor (this is the... Read More » The post Summer Slaw appeared first on Straight Up Food. […]

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