DATE: CATEGORY: Alumni

Stone Fruit + Summer Berry Salad

Natural Chef Alumna, Hillori Hansen, and her daughter, Sienna, show us how to prepare a simple and delicious seasonal fruit salad that will be sure to delight friends and family and be the highlight of any summer cookout! Be sure to check out Hillori’s Alumni Spotlight Video to hear about her journey at Bauman College. … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Chef Hillori Hansen

This month’s Alumni Spotlight Video features Natural Chef grad, Hillori Hansen, who recounts the story of her life-changing experience at Bauman College and her subsequent success as a chef instructor and local TV news personality! Chef Hillori graduated from our Natural Chef program in 2007 and can currently be found sharing delicious, seasonal recipes on … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Green Beans With Sesame-Miso Dressing

A Simple Side This Asian-style dish uses miso to add an earthy richness to blanched green beans. The combination of sweet and salty from the mirin, local honey, and tamari add a delicious depth to the flavor of this simple, vegetable side. Miso Magic Miso is made from fermenting soybeans, rice, or barley with sea … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Bandakka (Okra) Curry

Bandakka Curry With influences from Indonesian and South Indian cuisine, this rich, Sri Lankan curry, adapted from Charmaine Solomon’s The Complete Asian Cookbook Series: Sri Lanka & The Philippines, features nutrient-dense okra—also known as “ladies’ fingers” or bandakka—coconut milk, green chiles, and curry leaves. Seasonal Okra Low in calories, fat, and carbohydrates, but high in both … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Mousse Makeover This recipe is a nutrient-dense version of a classic chocolate mousse, in which the heavy cream, refined white sugar, and eggs are replaced with maple syrup and avocado. Maple syrup is an unrefined, natural sweetener that contains high levels of nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. While avocados are high in fiber and monounsaturated fats and contain high levels of … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: What's in Season

What’s in Season in June

The Summer of Food With the first day of summer just a few short weeks away, we’re planning our menus for the backyard cookouts and picnics in the park! Keep your eyes peeled for these delicious fruits and vegetables at your farmers’ market! Avocados Although technically a fruit, avocados are generally considered a vegetable and … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Plant-Based

The Bauman Burger: Umami Deliciousness!

A Veggie Burger for Everyone So often veggie burgers are disappointing, bland, crumbly copy cats. These burger patties mimic the flavor, texture, and even the color of beef patties! The toasted nuts, the sautéed shiitakes, and the tamari lend a complex, umami flavor that both herbivores and carnivores will enjoy. Vegan Umami Burger Patties   Save … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Plant-Based

Nopales “De Colores” Salad

Nopales (Cactus Pads) Cactus pads, or nopales in Spanish, are the flat, green leaves of the cactus plant which are shaped like a beaver tail. They must be harvested with thick gloves to avoid being pricked by the spines, but are easily peeled with a vegetable peeler or paring knife. High in fiber, nopales can … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers with Lemon-Parsley Hummus

A healthy gluten-free alternative to processed crackers like CHEEZ-ITs®, these crackers are great as an appetizer served with hummus. The chickpeas in the hummus are soaked overnight and then simmered with kombu, a sea vegetable, which diminishes gastrointestinal irritability and adds minerals to the beans.   Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers With Lemon-Parsley Hummus   Save Print … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: What's in Season

What’s in Season in May

Spring Produce Be on the lookout for some unique fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ markets this month. In addition to delicious berries and grapes, May signals the arrival of prickly pears, nopales, loquats, and pluots—just a sample of the variety of crops that the warmer weather will bring to Northern California this year.   … Read More

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