Recipes by Chef AJ | National Health Association

Recipes by Chef AJ

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

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


In Los Angeles where I live, temperatures reach over 100°F in the summer, and the very last thing I want to do is turn on the oven to make granola. A good food dehydrator costs as little as $40, and... more