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Chef AJ


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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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Apple, Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing

Makes 8 servings 4 acorn squashes Wild rice stuffing (see recipe below) 1. Cook the acorn squash according to your preferred method. I cook them individually in the Instant Pot electric pressure... more

Bodacious Beet Salad

My dear friend, Shayda, who lost 100 pounds on my Ultimate Weight Loss Program, gave me this incredible recipe, which I tweaked to my liking. 8 ounces of steamed or roasted beets 8 ounces of mango ¼... more

Creamy Curried Kabocha Squash Soup

5 pounds of Kabocha squash (weight is before cooking) 4 cups of water ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats 3 cups of chopped onion (about 10 ounces) 4-6 cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning (I... more

OMG Watermelon Salad

This is so delicious that I will often eat it for breakfast or even dessert. If I have leftovers, it’s fun to throw them into the blender with some crushed ice for a refreshing slushy! Preparation... more

Pear Whipped Cream

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide that is used as a thickener. Leave it out if you wish. 1 jar (28 ounces) of pears in their own juice 1/3 cup raw cashews 1 tablespoon alcohol-free vanilla extract 1... more

The World’s Healthiest Apple Pie

Most pies are made from white sugar, white flour and butter, but this one is made from gluten-free oats, flax seeds and fruit. You can even eat it for breakfast; I do! Crust Ingredients: 1¼ cups... more