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Chef AJ

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 44 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ airing on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, she is author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight and the best-selling books The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss and Own Your Health. Chef AJ was the executive pastry chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles where she was famous for her sugar-, oil-, salt- and gluten-free desserts. She is the host of YouTube show Chef AJ Live. She is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. In 2018 she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

All Contributions from Chef AJ (21)

Sweet Potato Soup with Cannellini Beans and Rainbow Chard

When the weather starts getting cooler, all I can think about is soup. This one can be ready in less than 20…

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Webinar: A Plant-Based Thanksgiving Cooking Demo with Chef AJ

Learn how to prep a healthy vegan Thanksgiving feast in a flash with plant-based superstar Chef AJ. Feeling a little stressed about putting…

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Triple Apple Cake

This apple cake is so delicious, sweet, and moist that people won’t believe it’s free of sugar, oil, and flour. It can…

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Vegan Peach Ice Cream

This vegan peaches and cream ice cream lets me enjoy a favorite dessert from my childhood while still eating healthfully. A drizzle…

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Mango-Lime Tart

This easy no-bake tart gets its richness from pureed raw cashews and its bright flavor from mangoes, lime juice, and fresh raspberries….

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Creamy Blueberry Parfaits with Millet

Millet has a subtle nutty flavor that plays well with sweet ingredients. When cooked, it takes on a fluffy texture that is…

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Strawberry Clafouti Dessert

Clafouti is a fruity French dessert. This not-too-sweet version from Chef AJ is healthy enough to have for breakfast. From The Secrets…

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Outrageously Healthy Brownies

The next time you’re craving rich, chewy, densely chocolaty brownies, make a batch of these. Cooked black beans keep them lusciously moist,…

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Cranberry Apple Crisp

While this is a great recipe to make with leftover cranberry relish, it’s also a great reason to make your own cranberry…

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Date Paste

Make sure you always have some on hand to create a healthy dessert in no time. Here’s how to make date paste.

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