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.

Featured Recipe

Simple Mediterranean Farro Salad (Recipe)

Mediterranean Farro Salad | #pkway

This simple and satisfying Mediterranean-inspired chopped salad features farro (whole grain wheat), peppers, parsley, and pistachios. Nutritious and delicious! I love a good chopped salad, chock full of colorful vegetables, nuts, and beans. My usual mix stars chick peas—I love garbanzo beans–but I’ll often turn to whatever good stuff I have lying around. That’s how today’s recipe came about, which…

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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.)

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Falafel: The Other Burger

Falafel burger with tahini

Move over, beef. Step aside, turkey. Today’s Meatless Monday burger is made with ground garbanzos and Middle Eastern spices—aka, falafel—and served with creamy tahini a toasty whole grain bun. Like most Americans, I adore burgers. And just because I stopped eating meat decades ago doesn’t mean I stopped loving them. Now I get my fix with all kinds of different…

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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