Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Health for Life Cooking in September

Chick Pea Burgers
Memorial Day and Labor Day, and any other summer time holiday for that matter, puts me in the mood for burgers. Bean burgers that is! And this burger is one of my favorites! It's made with chick peas, (or more commonly known as garbanzo beans) oats, onion, celery, mushrooms, and plenty of delicious flavorings and seasonings to give this burger a taste that will be sure to please. It's easy to make, nutritious, and fun to eat!
 Sesame Ginger Greens
Greens are the healthiest foods on the planet and we need to eat them every day if we desire excellent health. They do so much for our body! They clean out our arteries, decrease inflammation, detoxify cells, build our immune system, and more! All of these greatly reduces our risk of cancer and most all diseases. This combination of kale, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and sesame seeds with just a touch of ginger and lemon is so delicious! Add some beans to make it a complete meal. If I can't find some nice tender kale, I'll be using broccoli, as pictured above, instead. They both are delicious!
 Dilly Ranch Dip/Dressing
Studies consistently show the power in raw vegetables. A review of 206 epidemiological studies show that the consumption of raw vegetables decreases risk of cancers of all types by 50%! Wow! I like those numbers! For many, including myself, a good dressing or dip is necessary in order to enjoy a green salad or veggie tray. This cashew and sunflower seed based dip is full of flavor and loaded with nutrients that will decrease risk of disease in and of itself. And the fats from the nuts and seeds could increase the absorption of phytonutrients in the vegetables 10 fold!
Ambrosia (Fruit Salad)

 A delicious combination of the seasons best fruits. Fresh organic apples and grapes, tree ripe Valencia oranges, sliced banana, in a lemony walnut cream sauce garnished with dried cranberries and coconut. Perfect for dessert or breakfast!
 And there you have it! Health for Life Cooking in September. Class dates are Wednesday September 5 and Tuesday September 11. 
Contact April for more information or to register at health4life07@yahoo.com.

100% Plant Based 100% Nutritious 100% Delicious

Health for Life cooking will demonstrate how to incorporate the wonderful plant foods that nature provides into delicious meals that are rich in phyto-nutrients, protein, calcium, and taste! Processed flours and sugars are rarely used and processed oils are never used! To purchase my cookbooks and find out when my next cooking classes are, visit www.health4lifecooking.com.