Cathy Fisher | National Health Association

Cathy Fisher

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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

Raw Cranberry-persimmon Relish

This is one of my favorite recipes of all time, and it’s super easy! Give it a try when persimmons are in season; I love serving this at Thanksgiving. The sweetness of the persimmon, apple, and... more

Rice Salad with Asparagus & Shiitake Mushrooms

I call this a salad but it could also be a side dish. Made of brown rice, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, green peas, green onions, pecans, and one of my favorite fresh herbs, tarragon. Great texture... more

Jambalaya Stew

I’ve left out the meat and seafood in this recipe, and kept in the onion, bell pepper, celery, beans and rice. This one-pot dish originated in Louisiana out of Spanish, African and French influence.... more

Pumpkin-walnut Cornbread

This twist on traditional cornbread is perfect for the holiday table, and a healthy departure from nutrient-poor, white-flour breads and rolls. Lightly sweetened with dates, this bread is a delicious... more

Yellow Split Pea & Butternut Soup

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... more

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

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