Are you sometimes confused about what to eat? Does it seem like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want to lose weight but don’t know where to look, or what to believe? Almost everyone I know answers yes to at least one of these questions. Yet decades of research and thousands of studies have shown that approximately 80% of chronic conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke can be prevented through modifiable lifestyle changes like diet. Eighty percent! So why are people continuing to gain weight and suffering from preventable diseases that compromise their wellbeing and longevity? As a health expert and food personality, I write, speak, teach, and cook to help put an end to nutrition confusion. I’m so glad you found me! Please poke around my website to see the different ways I help people harness the power of food to live their healthiest, most delicious lives. You, too, can enjoy a longer life, free of chronic disease, by learning to balance the science of nutrition with the pleasure of eating. We’ll do it, together, one delectable bite at a time.

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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup: A Mediterranean Take on an American Classic

For the past several weeks now I’ve been traveling around the world showcasing some incredibly tasty—and spicy!—cuisine, from Vietnam to the Middle East, Thailand to Mexico. Today I’m returning to a dish that is more familiar to most. It’s a Mediterranean take on a classic American favorite, cream of tomato soup. It has many fewer ingredients and steps than recipes I’ve recently created, which is important because…

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I cooked my heart out for the extraordinary Nigella Lawson (aka, the Domestic Goddess) in the search for America's "best undiscovered cook" on ABC's 2015 season of The Taste. You can now download episodes here. (I'm in episodes 1 through 4 and am especially prominent in episode 4.)

PK Newby on The Taste


Oozy Boozy Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (Recipe)

The ooey gooey goodness of pecan pie is studded with melty chocolate chunks and a splash of bourbon in this ravishing pie, a perfect indulgence for the holiday season. Last year at this time I was blogging about some of my favorite healthy holiday recipes, a mix of plant-based favorites elegant enough for a festive table along with a few…

Cooking & Eating the PK Way

Whether you love to cook or are just learning, check out my YouTube channel for globally inspired, plant based cuisine that will prevent disease, promote health, and make you swoon.


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