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Evelisse is the Executive Director for Spanish Programs and Culinary Content for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Evelisse received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She is a diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and a graduate of the Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program. Evelisse is a certified instructor for PCRM’s Food for Life Program and collaborated in the GEICO Workplace Nutrition Study coordinated by the Washington Center for Clinical Research. She is an active board member and speaker for the Casa Vegana de La Comunidad non-for-profit organization in Puerto Rico. Evelisse practices Culinary Medicine in her business The Food Pharmacy and Farmacia en la Cocina in Florida. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
This plant-based quinoa salad has a beautiful blend of colors with pomegranate seeds, orange slices, fresh mint, and walnuts in a bed of greens. Enjoy it either as a main or a side dish.
You can’t have just one! The apple butter and date paste provide a smooth, natural sweetness that balances the cinnamon and nutmeg in this perfect holiday treat.
A delicious twist on traditional mashed potatoes, this is a fantastic (and sneaky) way to incorporate more greens into your diet.
The quinoa in this granola adds a subtle nuttiness and a fuller body. You can enjoy it like any other granola, but the pumpkin elements make it a delicious option to add to autumn desserts.
This creative treat is a great alternative to candies full of processed ingredients. They’re fun and easy to make, and they’re sure to put a smile on the face of anyone with a sweet tooth.
Rice with pigeon peas is the most popular dish in Puerto Rico, particularly at Christmas. There are many variations on this traditional recipe, but most are made with lots of fat and pork. This healthy version uses brown rice and contains no oil or processed products. The fresh sofrito gives it a delicious touch! This rice contains all the traditional flavors without the cholesterol.
The human body requires a variety of macronutrients and micronutrients to function properly. A healthy whole food, plant-based diet provides all the vitamins and minerals needed for optimal health.
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