I have some huge news…and a favor to ask. A few days ago I received an email from Mary McDougall of the McDougall Program asking if I would be a part of their Celebrity Chef Weekend. Well, after I checked a few times to make sure that a) she hadn’t misaddressed the email and b) I wasn’t hallucinating, I wrote her back confessing that I had never given a cooking demonstration before. I don’t even watch cooking shows on TV. Plus I get stage fright whenever I have to talk to more than one person at a time. But I told her that if she is willing to take a chance on me, I would love to do it. After all, I owe my both veganism and the theme of this blog to the McDougall Program, which changed my diet for the better about 14 years ago. And though I may not always stick to it as diligently as I should, I know that the program really is the healthiest way for me to eat.
So I agreed to come out to Santa Rosa, California, and teach a class on “Family-Friendly Recipes.” I intend to focus on easy, low-fat recipes that everyone, particularly children and omnivores, will enjoy. I’ve got just a few weeks to come up with a menu, and that’s where I need your help. If you’ve cooked something from this blog that your omnivorous family and friends have enjoyed, please drop me a comment and let me know what it was. My daughter has already put in her votes for Mac and Cheese and Lasagna, but I could use some more vegetable-heavy recipe suggestions. Help!
And if you’re able to attend, I’d love to see you at the weekend, June 27-29. (I have a hard time typing “Celebrity Chef” in relation to myself, so from now on I will just call it “the weekend.”) I think the schedule is still being worked out, but I know for sure that Bryanna Clark Grogan will be there (I’m a huge fan!) You’ll also get to meet Dr. John and Mary McDougall and eat some amazing food. Details are available here.
I know that my posts have been scarce this week, but stay tuned. I’ve got the recipe for my new favorite salad almost finished and should have it posted tomorrow.
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