Cathy Fisher

Editor

Cathy Fisher is the website and recipe editor for the NHA website, as well as copy editor for the NHA's member publication, Health Science magazine. Cathy has a background in writing and editing, and combines her skills with her passion for hygienic living and plant-based nutrition. She is the creator of StraightUpFood.com, a blog that offers recipes and information on how to eat a plant-based, health-promoting diet. Cathy also teaches cooking classes for the McDougall Program and TrueNorth Health Center, both in Santa Rosa, California. 

Posts by this Expert

Almond-Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Frosting

This sweet, hearty cake has a minimum of ingredients and steps, and may be served plain or with Lemon Frosting. 1½ cups non-dairy milk 8 ounces dates, pitted and quartered (about 12 medjool or 24... more

Tu-no Casserole

This hearty casserole calls for garbanzo beans instead of tuna, and mushrooms instead of the traditional can of salt-heavy Cream of Mushroom Soup. No-nut option as well. Sauce: 2½ cups unsweetened... more

Better Ketchup

Try this salt- and sugar-free ketchup on hash browns, veggie burgers, or baked French fries. It uses no added salt or refined sugar. 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 1 half of an apple and diced (skin... more

Oil-free Hash Browns

These hash browns are delicious with a little granulated onion and garlic, ground black pepper, and homemade ketchup. Using a spiral slicer yields better results than a traditional grater (see Notes... more

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

There’s nothing like a soft oatmeal-raisin cookie! Dates and almond butter stand in for more traditional butter, eggs, and refined sugar. This cookie is rich, due to the almond butter, but for a... more