Helpful, quick cooking videos that teach you chef's tricks and techniques for making healthy, delicious plant-based recipes. Farmer's Market clips to share you tips on picking fresh produce. Shopping tours of Asian and Mexican ingredients as well as grains, rice, lentils, and other plants. Many of the recipes are gluten-free and oil-free. All are 100% vegan. Led by Chicago Personal Chef Katie Simmons
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Popcorn is an easy, healthy snack, with plant-based vegetarian protein and gluten-free fiber. Buy it on the cob and microwave it in a paper bag in just a few minutes. Join vegan Chef Katie Simmons at the farmer's market to check out this fun whole grain.
Curly kale tends to be a sturdier, heartier vegetable than the slightly-sweeter, more tender Lacinato Kale. Plant-Based Chef Katie Simmons shares her tips on how to use the two types in different recipes. Plus tons more healthy kale recipes.
How do you pick the best tomatoes? Remember that it's a fruit! Plant-based Chef Katie Simmons shares her tips for picking any fruit. Plus some healthy oil-free vegetarian recipes for using those delicious plants.
These organic cucumber don't have the wax you usually find on most grocery cucumbers. That means you'll need to eat them sooner! Plant-based Chef Katie Simmons shares why she still peels these vegetables, then get her recipe for Vegan Cucumber Dill Soup.
How do you choose the sweetest corn? Plant-based Chef Katie Simmons shares her look and smell tests. Plus, she'll explain why you need to cook this healthy gluten-free starchy vegetable right away for the best flavor!
How do they get rainbow chard? Join Plant-Based Chef Katie Simmons at the farmers market as she answers that and gives you a tour of the colors of Swiss chard. Plus she shares why she loves using this 2-for-1 vegetable in healthy vegetarian recipes.
Ever had purple peppers? You can find these antioxidant-rich vegetables at most farmer's markets during the summer season. Plant-based Chef Katie Simmons tells you how you can roast them, stuff them, or use them for an easy, healthy salad.
White button mushrooms are the perfect sponges to soak up flavor in hearty stews and braises. These class French fungi are the perfect size to replace beef or chicken for a healthy vegetarian meal. Plant-Based Chef Katie Simmons is at the farmers market to share her tips.
Baby Rapini is a super-green, related to broccoli, kale, and arugula. Join Chef Katie Simmons at the farmer's market as describes the sweet-peppery flavors of this vegetable, plus healthy ideas on how to use in recipes and saute.
Boston Butter Bibb lettuce has a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture that makes it ideal for quick, simple salads. Join plant-based Chef Katie Simmons at the farmer's market to watch this video. See this beautiful leafy vegetable, plus healthy vegan recipe ideas.
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This healthy, savory oatmeal gets a golden "kiss of sunshine" from bright turmeric powder. Enjoy this quick, easy vegan recipe for a savory breakfast. Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to cook this plant-based, gluten-free, oil-free bowl.
Easy, quick oil-free Balsamic dressing. Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to make this simple, fat-free, healthy recipe. Use it on a plant-based salad, marinated vegan mushrooms, or drizzle on grilled vegetarian tofu.
This ain't your typical cheese...this is Nacho "Geez!" This healthy, oil-free vegan sauce uses soaked cashews and canned pumpkin for rich creaminess. This is an easy dairy-free recipe, kid-approved and comfort food for adults.
Have you seen purple sticky rice? This Asian rice is now available almost everywhere, and the naturally purple, getting its dark color from healthy antioxidants. It makes a deliciously creamy, gluten-free, vegan rice pudding. Chef Katie Simmons shows you how!
Watch this quick video to learn how to make gluten-free, vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bites. Plant-Based Chef Katie shows you how to easy it is to make this healthy raw oil-free recipe, great for both kids and adults.
Healthy, delicious gluten-free, vegan cookies? Yes, they do exist. This easy recipe avoids refined sugar or syrup with the natural sweetness of bananas. Applesauce keeps them oil-free. Whole grain oats are great source of vegetarian protein and plant-based fiber. These treats are delicious enough for dessert...and nutritious enough for breakfast. Also great for athletes needing a quick energy boost.
Healthy, Vegan, gluten-free dinner in 5 Minutes? Yes. Fingerling potatoes cook quickly in the microwave while you make an oil-free plant-based Tahini Dressing. Make this dinner for one recipe when crave easy vegetarian satisfaction.
Looking for a quick, healthy, vegetarian dinner for one? Sweet potatoes are the answer. This easy oil-free dinner cooks in your microwave in just 7 minutes, faster than you can say "delivery". Naturally gluten-free and pumped with extra plant-based protein from beans, this is an essential go-to recipe that can feeds both vegans and Paleo.
How do you take popcorn on the cob and microwave it without any oil or butter? Plant-based Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to make this easy, healthy snack. Plus her favorite Cinnamon Kettlecorn flavor. This is a gluten-free source of fiber and vegetarian protein.
Savor the flavors of Germany in this healthy recipe. Pretzel croutons and a vegan, egg-free German mustard dressing pair with shaved Spring vegetables for this easy salad. This Plant-Based chef finds a way to celebrate travel with plant-based, vegetarian cooking.
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