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radish recs: how to dine out

Adhering to a plant-based diet and being a clean eater doesn't mean you need to forgo your social life and give up the pleasures of dining out.

It does mean that you need to do a little detective work and be an advocate for yourself and your plate. Have a game plan, learn how to navigate a menu, and dine out healthfully without sacrificing your experience or your pants size.

amaranth porridge + papaya apricot purée

I had a few classes in the Chef's Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts which focused on food and healing. The recipes were simple and straightforward, and the food produced was some of my favorite that we made all term. I thrive on the simplicity of a balanced and nourishing meal and truly get giddy when something so simple using a handful of ingredients can taste so good and be so fortifying.

make your summer better

Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to use your summer break then honing your culinary skills and expanding your food expertise at the Natural Gourmet Institute. At NGI you will learn healthful cooking techniques and become immersed in the vibrant and inspiring New York City food scene. Whether you have a few days or a few weeks to spend in NYC, NGI has recreational classes and certificate programs fit for any agenda.