“Even if you made the worst 1st meal of your life, give yourself pat on the back and look at the positive side, you have finally decided to cook and take charge of your health.”
As a plant-based food educator, I often hear people complain that we don’t have time to cook, we don’t know how to cook, we don’t like cooking, and so on.Imagine that you are a good cook and you shall be! I honestly think everyone can cook you just have to try. You have to go in the kitchen and make it happen. Don’t be afraid to make a mess or cook something which is uneatable… this is a good start!
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Ask for one-on-one consultations and cooking classes if you are interested in improving your overall health. Customized instruction can include designing budget-friendly and healthy meal plans, kitchen tips for efficient food preparation and a more productive grocery shopping experience.
Food for Life with Sapna
Food for Life is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate the public about the benefits of a healthful diet for improved health and disease prevention. Based in Washington, D.C., Food for Life is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. View ‘Food for Life’ Classes
Popularly know as ‘Chana Masala’ in India. This dish is easy to make and can be eaten with plain rice, Indian bread or any flat bread. Ingredients for 3 servings 1/4 tsp olive/canola oil ½ tsp cumin seeds 1” cinnamon stick 3 cardamom pods, lightly cracked 2 whole...read more
Quinoa and Basmati Rice with Vegetable
This dish is popularly known as ‘Pulao’ Traditionally Pulao is made with while Basmati rice, to make it a little healthier, I add quinoa to this recipe. Ingredients for 4 servings 1/2 cup Basmati Rice ½ cup Quinoa 1/4 tsp olive/canola oil ½ tsp cumin seeds 3 green...read more
Ingredients for 4 servings 4 red potatoes, boiled whole and diced (peeling the potatoes before dicing is optional) 1/2 tsp olive/canola oil 1 tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp coriander powder ¼ - ½ tsp garam masala (if you like it spicy add ½ tsp or else ¼ tsp) ½ tsp turmeric...read more
What people are saying…
“This was a wonderfully simple class, it took the stress out of healthy cooking.”
Kristen Irwin, Eaton, CO
“Very informative and helpful in learning about cancer prevention and survival. Instructor Amazing!”
Cindy Dieken, Fort Collins, CO
“The class gave my already plant-based diet a bit of new insight and sparkle – new motivation”
Carol Kritts, Fort Collins, CO
About Sapna Von Reich
Sapna Von Reich is a native of Northern India, has been teaching authentic Indian cooking for 10 years in Northern Colorado. Fresh, healthy, and inspired cuisine is her specialty. In the past few years, she has expanded her repertoire by becoming a certified Food for Life Instructor for PCRM (Physicians for Responsible Medicine). She offers monthly cooking classes at Whole Foods Market, Fort Collins’s Food Coop, through Parks and Recreation at several Fort Collins Locations, the city of Loveland, and the city of Windsor. Sapna also lectures for many wellness programs, both city and corporate, in Northern Colorado, and offers kids cooking classes as well.
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“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”