Chef John Nowakowski

Chef John Nowakowski began his culinary career in 1978 at age 21, and at the age of 24 became the youngest Executive Chef for all of Marriott’s hotels and resorts. He began his “healthy cooking” career at Pi's Place Restaurant in Miami. His “Heart Healthy” menu showed thousands of guests how delicious healthy food can taste. Pi's Place went on to win the “Best Restaurant” award in downtown Miami in successive years. Since 1995 John has been the Executive Chef and health lecturer at the Regency Health Spa in Hollywood, Florida. His healthy vegan fare has been enjoyed by thousands of guests who have lost weight and learned how to apply the hygienic lifestyle upon their return home.

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Warm Fruit Compote

If you are bored with a basic fruit cup, try this version, with a twist! 1½ cups organic apple juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder... more

White Bean Hummus with Roasted Garlic

This is a nice twist on hummus that everyone finds intriguing. We pair this with roasted vegetables in a sprouted wheat wrap sandwich. It is also a wonderful dip for crudité or healthy crackers. 4... more

Carrot Raisin Salad

You will love the exotic flavors of this salad. 4-6 organic carrots, shredded on a grater ½ cup almond slices (you may toast them for added flavor and crunch) 1/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup golden raisins 1... more

Corn, Kale and Sweet Potato Chowder

This hearty chowder can be served as an appetizer soup or as the main dish itself. 6 cups water 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 medium yellow... more