Cathy Fisher | National Health Association

Cathy Fisher

Chef

Cathy Fisher has become a featured recipe expert for the NHA and is the creator of StraightUpFood.com, a blog that offers recipes and information on how to eat a health promoting, plant-based (vegan) diet. Cathy's education and experience are grounded in her work with the McDougall Program (2006-present) and True North Health Center (2010-present), where she regularly teaches cooking classes to in-patient clients. Cathy graduated with her BA in Psychology, going on the earn a credential in Early Childhood Education and a certification in Nutrition Education. Cathy enjoys presenting to groups and giving people the practical skills they need to successfully shift to a healthier diet.

Posts by this Expert

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

Beefless Stew

This hearty stew has everything you used to love about beef stew but without the beef, including large chunks of potato, carrot, celery, and onion. Portabella mushrooms stand in for the beef. Garlic... more

Burrito Bowl

Burrito bowls have come into fashion as more people cut out refined carbohydrates, in this case the flour tortilla. This filling dish is flavorful, colorful, easy to make, and the simple lime juice... more

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