Sunday, November 1, 2009

Healthy You!!!

I am finally starting my blog for Healthy cooking classes!
I know, I know ...
What about those Cupcakes you make? Well my sis and I do make wonderfully scrumptious cupcakes that are not healthy in any way for you ( well some do have carrot ribbons)- but that is not how me or my family eat 99% of the time- so I feel ok about the 1% especially if we munch on a leaf of KALE afterwards!! :) I am trying to create a super healthy cupcake that tastes great and I am getting closer- it is the frosting that is tricky! So hopefully a healthy choice will be on the menu at Whimsy soon!
As for the Healthy classes this is why....
My oldest daughter was born with a very rare heart condition and had open heart when she was one, my second daughter was thought to have a very serious medical problem at the age of one and it took a horrid and miserable month to find out it was milk allergies. During all of these trials I spent a lot of time trying to find ways I could help my family. I came across The China Study by Dr. Campbell and Original fast Foods by James Simmons- they changed my perspective on what I thought was "healthy food" and I immediately changed my familys diet
( which would be considered really healthy to most people). I instantly saw my second daughter gain weight back, have energy and be healthy! My oldest daughter continues to amaze the doctors that she is doing so great and on NO medications and never has been. A lot of things play into these outcomes but diet is certainly one of them. It is amazing to me that so many people underestimate how their diet effects their own health.
I am a Nurse - RN BSN ( I work at the U) and a
Certified Foot Zonologist ( I zone peoples feet!)
and so being I have a lot of medical background. I am teaching healthy cooking classes with a BIG emphasis on nutrition. My in depth class is about General nutrition, acid/ base balance, vitamins and minerals -how your body absorbs them and what they do for us and the most bioavailable form, nutrient density etc... A long with all this information I MAKE you a TON of Healthy Dishes using the methods and knowledge I just taught you. So you don't feel so overwhelmed and know that healthy food can still taste great!!! The in depth Healthy You class was last week and it was so fun!
There was a lot of interest and I plan on doing it again- maybe as soon as november- I will let you know. I am also doing monthly classes that are shorter and more specific- this month I am doing GRAINS- an hour class on all different types of Grains- quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, wheat, spelt etc.. I will teach all about them, how to use and prepare them and then treat you to some dishes made from them!
I will also leave tips, recipes, oil recipes etc here so check back often.
Healthy You cooking and nutrition class- 35$
In depth nutrition- lots of handouts and lots of recipes to taste- come hungry!!!
Specific Classes- depends on class from 25-35$ . We go in depth on specific things ie- grains, oils, sprouts, wheat grass, kids meals, desserts etc.. If you have an idea please share!
I will post dates and tips soon so check back! If you want to get on my email list I will let you know about the classes before I post them here so you can sign up first. Class size is limited!


  1. This looks great! Can't wait to read up on your healthy tips.

  2. Just came across your blog through the holistic living conference website...That is SO great to hear about the effect that changing your diet has had on your families health and lifestyle! I have a similar story with my family, but we are dealing with type 1 diabetes. My healthy eating blog is

    Thanks for all your info. I may have to attend one of your classes sometime!