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Chef AJ

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Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years, and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with Chef AJ, which airs on Foody TV, and also hosts a weekly podcast of the same name. As a comedienne as well as a chef, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman. She is the author of the popular books The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry, and Unprocessed, the co-producer of Healthy Taste of L.A., and the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and body they deserve. Chef AJ was also the executive pastry chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles, where she was famous for her sugar-, oil-, salt- and gluten-free desserts, which used the fruit, the whole fruit, and nothing but the whole fruit. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Mango Lime Tart

I created this recipe in an Iron Chef competition at TrueNorth Health Center. The secret ingredients we had to use were mango, cashews, and oats. I had only 20 minutes, and I won! Crust Ingredients:... more

Sensational Tahini-Dill Dressing

Fall in love with salads again with this easy, delicious dressing. (If you add the balsamic, try my favorite brand, California Balsamic.) ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste) 1 cup lemon juice (add zest... more

Ultimate Sauce

This is the ultimate sauce! Blending it with a high-powered blender will warm the sauce for serving over veggies or grain and veggie bowls. When you refrigerate the sauce, it will become thicker and... more

Creamy Blueberry Millet Parfait

This recipe is from my new ebook, A Date with Dessert. Pudding Ingredients: 1 cup dry millet 3 cups unsweetened nondairy milk 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon vanilla powder... more

Sweet Potato & Wild Rice Salad with Sweet N’ Smoky Dressing

This salad, which has been adapted from a terrific recipe from the Annual Forks Over Knives Meal Planner, uses one of my very favorite, easy dressing recipes. Salad Ingredients: 1 pound wild rice (... more

Cauliflower Bisque

This is a variation of the Broccoli Bisque adapted from and inspired by Mary McDougall. One day I was making it at TrueNorth Health, and all they had was unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and believe... more

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