DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition Tips

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs and Spinach Sauce

Replacing refined carbohydrates, like pasta, with complex carbohydrates, like squash, is important for maintaining ideal body weight. Spaghetti squash can be roasted and then scraped with a fork to make pasta-like strands. Top the squash “noodles” with protein-rich meatballs to balance blood sugar and a nutrient-dense spinach sauce. Image by Chris Clay Bauman Recipe from the Fall … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Holidays

The Great Pumpkin

Not just Charlie Brown is waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive! Most of us love when Halloween comes around, when we can get creative, and carve a masterpiece with family and friends.  After you’ve carved your pumpkin, the seeds provide a tasty and healthy snack too! Just remember to save them after you’ve scooped … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Alumni

A Salad That Makes The Cut

Last Saturday, Dr Ed Bauman and some of our graduates, Chef Tina Green, Nataliya Bryantsev, N.C., Annaka Karle, N.C., and Nancy Chiao, N.C. cooked up some delicious food at the San Francisco Greater Good Fair. Here’s an easy salad that made the cut: Quinoa Kale Tabouli Salad Ingredients 2 cups quinoa, rinsed thoroughly 4 cups vegetable stock or water … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Alumni

Sunday Soup

Brought to you by Bauman College Natural Chef graduate, Erin Weldon: Creamy Tahini Zucchini Soup 1 sliced leek 5 chopped zucchini 2 smashed garlic cloves a few twigs of fresh time vegetable broth a can of chickpeas a tablespoon of tahini smoked sea salt a pinch of white pepper Simmer the following until soft : … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Alumni

Eat Your Beans

A little nutrition lesson + recipe from Bauman College Natural Chef graduate, Gina Gibbons:   Beans are extremely low in fat content (typically about 1-2%). They contain cholesterol-lowering fiber which also helps prevent blood sugar spikes, making them a great food for people with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. They contain significant amounts of antioxidants, folic acid, … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Recipes

Collards: North of the Mason-Dixon

For all you Southern transplants and Southern lovers, here’s a health kick to the traditional collard greens recipe from Bauman College faculty member Lisa Turner: Collard Rolls with Red Lentils and Pine Nuts Makes 8 to 10 rolls The broad, sturdy nature of collard leaves makes them ideal for rolling. To make rolling easier, before … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Black Bean Brownies

Chef Dana Miller specializes in satisfying the palate with wonderfully nutritious, yet decadent treats. These dense, fudgy, gluten-free, ultra-healthy bean brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies. They are packed with health supportive elements – fiber from the black beans, potassium from the banana, healthful fat from the coconut oil, complete protein from the … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Kale Chips – Choose Your Own Flavor!

Make your own “Alive & Radiant” kale chips! Recipe by Zachary Mazi, Bauman College Santa Cruz Administrator Here’s The Base 2 cups (dry) cashews, soaked overnight and drained 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 3/4 cup water 1 Tbs. salt Blend in a VitaMix with your choice of flavor ingredients (see variations below). Toss the completed flavor … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Mexican Green Rice

A vibrant Mexican-style side dish, perfect for adding fresh herbs and whole grains into a meal. Can be packaged in the refrigerator or freezer and reheated in the oven or on the stove (with a little water or stock). Ingredients 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock, divided 2 Tbs red palm oil, divided 1 onion, chopped … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Spicy Garlic Carrot Fries

Carrots are nutritional heroes; they store a gold mine of nutrients. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts into vitamin A. Carrots are actually an herbaceous plant that stores sugars, vitamins, and minerals in its long orange root. Nutrition Facts: Raw carrots are an excellent source of vitamin … Read More

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