Cathy Fisher | National Health Association

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