Nutrition, Education, and Motivation that remind us why Plants-Rule.  Supporting a plant-based, whole-foods diet with scientific evidence.  A chef's passion for ingredients with the realistic practicality of a home cook.  These articles offer insight into the benefits of a vegan diet with the humor to support a balanced healthy lifestyle. 

Ultimate Game Day Recipes

Game day is almost here -- are you ready?  Just because the Super Bowl commercials will be full of junk food doesn't mean you have to wreck your diet.  I have 2 menus that are loaded with healthy, vegan party foods that bring the flavor and competition.  Your guests won't have a clue that they're vegan, they'll be too busy digging in.  Choose your own Super Bowl spread for a day of fun and delicious flavor.

Chili Bar Throwdown!

It's a battle of the Red and White with a chili throwdown.  You can make both versions ahead of time and just reheat game day.  You can even set up 2 Slow Cookers for hassle-free food; let guests help themselves.


Toppings Galore!

Serve up your Chilis with a full toppings bar: Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Crumbly Gluten-Free Cornbread, Nacho "Geez!" Sauce, radish slices, roasted pepper strips, minced onion, charred corn kernels.  Just leave room for the ultimate dessert:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bars.  You'll have your guests going bananas for these vegan treats!

Stuffed and Loaded!

It's a battle of the Stuffed Potatoes.  In one corner we have traditional Russets with a Broccoli "Geezy!" stuffing.  In the other corner, we have Sweet Potatoes with a Southwestern-inspired filling.  

Serve with even more potato love from two types of baked fries. 

Plus two versions of hummus that do double-duty: Great as appetizers for dipping fresh veggies and whole wheat pita.  Also great as creamy toppers for your Stuffed Spuds.

Finish on a light note with kicked up vegan Mexican Chocolate sauce and some healthy, fresh fruit.  

Chicago Personal Chef Katie Simmons

Chicago Personal Chef Katie Simmons

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Chef Katie Simmons

Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago.  She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue.  Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 15 years experience in the fitness industry.  For fun, she loves to travel, from the doing crow pose in India to hiking glaciers in Chile.