Chef AJ

Chef

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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Coconut Pecan Shortbread Cookies

With only four ingredients, you’ll love these cookies! (This recipe calls for a food dehydrator.) For key-lime shortbread cookies, add ½ cup lime juice and the zest from the limes. 1 pound pitted... more

Lip-smacking Mouthwatering Kale

This recipe reminds us that we never have to eat plain, steamed vegetables, unless we want to. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn recommends his cardiac patients eat greens six times a day; this dish may make a... more

Magnificent Millet Medley

This recipe was inspired by the High-fiber Salad served at The Oaks Spa in Ojai, California. Millet is a delicious, hearty and, in my opinion, underused, whole grain that I would like to see go... more

Black Bean Mushroom Chili with Faux Parmesan

This dish was served for lunch at the recent NHA Conference and is delicious over a baked potato or brown rice. Enjoy it with a sprinkle of Enlightened Faux Parmesan (recipe below). (This recipe... more

The World's Healthiest (and easiest) Pecan Pie!

INGREDIENTS: (crust): 2 cups of raw unsalted pecans 2 cups of pitted dates 1 tablespoon alcohol free vanilla 1. Place pecans in a dry food processor fitted with the “S” blade and process into a flour... more

CranPEARry Sauce

1 cup of roasted pear halves (this is the yield from one 25 ounce jar of pears in their own juice) 2 large navel oranges plus their zest 12 ounces of unsweetened fresh cranberries 1. Roast the pear... more

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