Inflammation Be Gone

“How many of you suffer from inflammation?” This is the first question asked to students of the class, Inflammation be Gone. There are over 100 different types of inflammation, including the most common inflammatory arthritis. Since we all have different reactions to outside influences such as food, and different triggers to pain, it’s hard for… continue reading

Corporate Taste Tests

For on-the-go offices where employees have a shorter amount of time to learn, a themed taste test works well. This was the best structure for the 8 X 8 offices that housed many sales people. We did a number of themes throughout 2019 including… Veggie Burger Taste Test New Sugars Taste Test Decorate Your Own… continue reading

Past Events: guest chef, cooking classes, lectures

A partial list of organizations where I was the guest chef, taught cooking classes at, or given presentations & lectures to, since 2006. Aero PrecisionAetnaA10 NetworksAlpha and OmegaApple, Inc.American Association of University WomanAnthemAny Event LLCBB & TBrentwood Agricultural Land TrustBlackberry, IncCalifornia Academy of SciencesCalifornia Dietetic Association – Trends in Nutrition 2010California Farmer’s Market AssociationCA Representative… continue reading

Building Blocks of Delicious, Healthy Cooking

Building Blocks of Delicious, Healthy Cooking is a 3-class series featuring vegetables, whole grains and clean protein. Each class builds on the other, and at the end of the series you’ve gained the knowledge to put quickly prepare tasty, healthful meals with foods you already have on hand. Eat More Vegetables – Class #1 Eat… continue reading

Manage Your Microbes with Provident Credit Union

This was the third class in a series of wellness Lunch and Learns. The first class was Farm to Fork with the Seasons. Second class was Taste Your Way Thru the Book (Cool Cuisine) and today is Manage Your Microbes. Did you know your body is made up of 70-90% the genes of another species?… continue reading

2 Mini Cook Classes with GuideSpark

Welcome to Redwood City’s GuideSparkWe did 2 half-hour classes as a part of their wellness week. The first was EZ Seasoning… The second was Snack Attack! – a plant-forward approach to snacking. It’s amazing what you can get done in a 1/2 hour. Kale Almond Butter Rollups Cauli-Tofu Jalapesto Bites. Use raw veggies like cauliflower… continue reading

The Tech and Santa Clara County Wellness Fairs

Welcome to Santa Clara County Wellness Fair! An outside fair with no power means it’s Snack Attack! time. We taught simple snacks to make at home including: Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding Strawberries Get the Blues Kohlrabi Cracker Cauli-Tofu Jalapesto Bite And learned why not to eat sugary drinks as snacks. The next day, The Tech… continue reading