Healthy Cooking Demos

Healthy Cooking Demonstration Schedule

Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

Cooking demos take pace in the Healthy Foods Tent, attached to the main exhibit hall. Included in your $15 expo weekend admission.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Every Bite Is Divine: The Yoga of Eating

Presented by Annie B. Kay

Annie’s day of culinary demos will weave the latest nutritional science with mindfully enjoying simple food for health and healing. Recipes will reflect the season and fast-approaching winter holidays.

10:30am Enjoy What You Eat
Taste easy Sweet & Spicy Pepitas and hear about how enjoying everything you eat actually makes your healthier.

11:30am Balanced for Gaia is Balanced for You
Raw Kale Salad is divinely healthful and low on the food chain. Learn how nutrient dense and sustainable food supports all beings everywhere.

12:30pm Enhance Your Energy
Clean whole foods mindfully gathered, prepared and eaten help you tap your own source energy. Come for a mindful tasting of Apples with Nut Butter Dip.

2:30pm A Plant-centric Protein Plate
Vegan diets can and DO have adequate protein! What does a balanced plant-based protein meal look like? Like beautifully easy Cashew Cream over tofu, veggies or your favorite whole grain.

3:30pm Your Sacred Kitchen
You are what you eat, but how you eat honors your place in the magnificent web of nature. Enjoy Holiday Spiced Lentils and hear easy tips for the sacred exchange of feeding and being fed.

4:30pm Food Blessings
Digestion begins even before food enters your mouth. Learn how blessings actually prepare your body to receive a meal with Maple Pumpkin Ginger Custard.

Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, LDN, RYT500, is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker and beloved mentor. She is a licensed integrative dietitian nutritionist using yoga and plant energy therapeutically within her licensed practice. Annie is the lead nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and past program director of the MA Osteoporosis Awareness Program at MDPH. Her book Every Bite Is Divine was a finalist for 3 national book awards, and her second, the American Diabetes Association’s Yoga & Diabetes, was featured on PBS. Annie explores the science, art and spirit of health and healing at

Sunday, November 13, 2016:

Herbal Kitchen Pharmacy

Presented by Brittany Wood Nickerson

Cooking with herbs supports digestion and absorption of nutrients and helps prevent digestive discomfort. Culinary herbs also have unique medicinal properties that go beyond digestion – you can easily prevent cold and flu, relieve a headache, support cardiovascular health and reduce anxiety using just the herbs on your spice shelf! Learn to make delicious food-based home remedies using common kitchen ingredients.

10:30am Detoxifying with Cilantro
Cilantro is nutritive, cooling and detoxifying and this refreshing Cilantro Lemonade is a great way to enjoy its potent medicinal properties.

11:30am Ease Tension and Stress with Basil
Learn how a simple cup of Fresh Basil Tea can uplift the spirits and reduce depression, anxiety and tension.

12:30pm Support Cardiovascular Health and Focus with Rosemary
Rosemary-Berry Syrup, rich in antioxidants and minerals, is a wonderful circulatory tonic, excellent for memory, mental clarity and focus.

2:30 Support Vibrant Immunity with Garlic
Pickled Garlic is a delicious and convenient way to incorporate all the immunity benefits of raw garlic into your diet to fight infection, cold and flu.

3:30 Nourish with Parsley
Nutrient dense Parley Pesto is rich in vitamins and minerals, great for digestion and absorption, and supports kidney health. We will discuss the many ways to include parsley into the diet.

Brittany Wood Nickerson is a practicing herbalist and health educator with a background in Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine. She teaches on-site and online herbal programs through Thyme Herbal, as well as Women’s Health at the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of the Everyday Living Series, posters and zines for the home, The Herbal Homestead Journal, and The Healing Herbal Kitchen, to be published by Storey in spring 2017. Learn more about Brittany at

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