Christina Pirello brings a fresh series to public television about eating right and feeling great. It captures the experience of attending a live cooking event with the internationally acclaimed authority on natural and whole foods. Each episode begins at one of Christina's cooking classes, where the vivacious chef delivers powerful messages about the impact of food choices on overall health and well-being. This season's topics focus on choosing the right foods to help fight and prevent heart disease, age gracefully, manage stress and improve body functions. Then, she prepares a delicious vegan meal while interacting with the studio audience.
Christina Previous Broadcasts
Italian Light (Episode #108)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
Think you can't lose weight and enjoy an Italian feast? Sophia Loren famously said she owed her great looks to pasta and olive oil. The natural deliciousness of Italian cuisine can help you achieve the body of your dreams with its great balance of carbs, protein and fat. And with delicious dishes like Penne fra Diavolo, dieting has never been so yummy.
With Gratitude (Episode #107)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
It's time to count our blessings and celebrate with our loved ones gathered around us. But in a season dedicated to stuffing something, it need not be you! In this class, we'll create a feast that will win hearts and minds...and waistlines, making us all grateful we don't have to spend additional time on the treadmill to un-do the damage.
Feel Great Feast (Episode #106)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
Eating well is not grim or deprived, but delicious and satisfying... if you know how to coax the flavors from each and every fresh ingredient. And when you eat whole, unprocessed, seasonal food, you feel...and look your best because your body is being nourished by the best fuel you can feed it, like light as air ravioli filled with creamy sweet peas.
Lighten Up....It's Only Your Health (Episode #105)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
If men's waists exceed 40 inches and women exceed 35, they are in trouble with their risk of heart-related illnesses rising with each expanding inch. Plus guts hanging over your belt just ain't pretty. And you're missing out on what's going on with your toes! Foods that can slim your waist and improve your health can be delicious when you're scrambling chickpeas.