From “Say What!” to “Aww, Thanks”: The Idli Story

By Lavanya Srinivasan, Nutrition Consultant student Idlis, or savory rice cakes, are made from a combination of soaked lentils and parboiled rice that is ground and then fermented overnight. Growing up, I did not like idlis. Not that they weren’t good after school tiffins (snacks) or tasty additions to Saturday evening dinner, but because helping my mother

Black Bean Brownies

By Nina Johnson, NC, CPT Nina is a recent graduate of Bauman College’s Nutrition Consultant via Distance Learning Training Program, a professional member of National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), and is a certified personal trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). She serves clients in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as

Yam + Seed Spread

An unusual, delicious, and exotic spread that will delight the senses with its savory and sweet notes. Try it on flatbread, crackers, or whole-grain bread, or simply enjoy by the spoonful.   Save Print Yam + Seed Spread Author: Dr. Ed Bauman + Chef Lizette Marx, Flavors of Health Cookbook Serves: 2 cups   Ingredients 2 lbs

Indian-Spiced Socca with Spinach, Mint + Coconut Chutney

At our Open House this month, we’ll be serving up delicious, health-supportive samples of two recipes from our Natural Chef program: Indian-Spiced Socca and Spinach, Mint + Coconut Chutney. Indian-Spiced Socca Socca is a gluten-free flatbread that originates from southern France. This recipe adds a twist to the traditional, simple street food by infusing it with savory

Root Vegetable Tagine

A simple and quick vegetarian version of Moroccan tagine. This combination of vegetables with sweet dried apricots and warming exotic spices makes this dish perfect for cold weather. The tagine is served over couscous, a grain dish made from semolina wheat, a staple food of North Africa that was developed by some of the first

Alumni Spotlight + Recipe: Shoshanna Levy

My name is Shoshanna Levy and I am a recent graduate of the Natural Chef program. In 2008, I completed the Nutrition Consultant program and began my own consulting business, Rogue Food, where I realized I enjoyed cooking for my clients as much as, if not more than, sharing nutrition information and advice. I’m a

Coconut Vanilla Cake

A coconut lover’s dream, this simple cake is topped with dairy-free coconut whipped cream and contains grain-free coconut flour. The resulting dessert is moist, light, and a delicious showstopper at any dinner party. Note: the center of this cake may sag, so it’s best to use a filling that will spread easily, like jam or