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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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Quinoa Salad with Currants, Pistachios and Pomegranate Seeds

1 box (16 ounces) quinoa, cooked and cooled (tri-color preferred) 1 cup lime juice, and zest from limes (approximately 8) 2 ounces finely chopped scallions 2 ounces finely chopped Italian parsley 2... more

Red Lentil Chili

Why slave over a hot stove when this delicious chili makes itself in a crock pot or electric pressure cooker? 3 ounces dates (approximately 12 Deglet Noor) 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) of salt-free... more

Date Paste

Make sure you always have some Date Paste on hand to create a healthy dessert in no time. 1 pound of pitted dates 1 cup of liquid (water, unsweetened non-dairy milk, unsweetened fruit juice) 1. Soak... more


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