Holiday cheer is hard to escape this time of year.
There is so much information about health and nutrition coming at us through social media, radio, television and print, it is difficult to decide what is the best for your health. To juice or not to juice? To detoxifying or not to detoxify? For optimal results, should you consume one-ingredient foods? Deciphering what is best for us individually is necessary, but also time consuming, costly, and, at times experimental.
For most people, Thanksgiving conjures up nostalgic memories. Norman Rockwell’s epic Thanksgiving photo shows a family that is happy and eagerly awaiting the Thanksgiving meal and has come to represent what the holiday means to American citizens.
I have a confession to make that will not make me popular at this time of year. I don’t love pumpkin pie.
During my childhood I was highly enthusiastic about this classic concoction of pureed squash and spices baked into a pastry crust. But in recent years, I approach the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a sense of dread. “Oh no, it’s pumpkin dessert season again,” I think as I spy the first crop of pumpkin rolls, frosted pumpkin cookies and bite-size orange tartlets in the bakery aisle of my local grocery store.
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Kim Valentour talks with the Los Angeles based health food specialist and author, Chef AJ.
Chef AJ talks with Valentour about her battle with cancer and how she overcame her diagnosis through better eating habits and a healthier lifestyle.
Chef AJ also discusses how to make healthy food delicious, the principles of healthy eating, and even a few quick and easy recipes.
Chef AJ’s new book Unprocessed is available now.