Video Collection

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

Cucumbers Without the Wax: Perfect for Healthy Vegan Cucumber Dill Soup

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.  

Healthy Vegetarian Cucumber and Oil-Free Dressing Recipes

More Helpful Plant-Based Shopping Videos:

More Lettuce Love and Farmer's Market Learning: 

Iron Creek Farm Crew

Iron Creek Farm Crew

Iron Creek Organic Farm

Iron Creek Organic Farm, which grew these beautiful tomatoes.  Tamara Mark is the farm-woman in charge.  Sign up for the CSA: 

Green City Market Chicago:
Chicago’s largest and first year-round sustainable farmers market, Green City Market provides a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and connecting farmers and local producers directly to chefs and the greater Chicago community.

Slow Food Chicago:

Supporting the mission that everyone should have access to high-quality food produced in a sustainable and equitable way:

About the Author:

Chicago Personal Chef Katie Simmons

Chicago Personal Chef Katie Simmons

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 13 years experience in the fitness industry, and a blogger for Kuli Kuli Foods.  For fun, she loves to travel and go hiking.  Some of her favorite trips include the Incan Trail in Peru, 10 days of the Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, the beautiful colors of the Smoky Mountains, and surreal landscapes of Utah.