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

Chickpea and Avocado Spread

This Chickpea and Avocado Spread is easy to make and is dreamy atop baked potatoes and yams, corn tortillas, green salads, or as a dip for vegetables. Fresh oregano and lemon combine in a unique... more

Oil-free Vinaigrette Dressings

Vinaigrette dressings are beloved for their sweet, spicy and tangy combinations. They are easily made without oil, salt and sugar. Create your own using a combination of fruits, vegetables, vinegar,... more

Rosemary Mushrooms and Kale

This one-pan recipe is very quick and easy to make, using just kale, mushrooms, yams, garlic and rosemary — yum! For this dish, I use curly kale because of its hearty texture and delicious peppery-... more

Enchilada Casserole

Filling and flavorful, this casserole is much easier to make than enchiladas since you don’t need to roll the tortillas or make a separate sauce. Most stores carry a standard "chili powder” that is... more

Zucchini Bread

Traditional zucchini breads are rich and dense due to their refined oil and sugar, but these ingredients are not necessary, or health-promoting. This bread gets its moistness and heartiness from... more

Blueberry Muffins

Lemon zest and cardamom give these Blueberry Muffins their dreamy flavor and aroma. Oat and millet flours produce a muffin that is hearty and filling, while dates and applesauce lend sweetness and... more

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