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.
The Beat Goes On.... (#121) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
...if you make food choices that result in a healthy heart. Almost completely preventable and reversible, heart disease is one illness we need to put on ice. And it's so easy. You can cook your way to a healthy heart...with whole grains, beans and veggies...deliciously.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 -- 10:30am
Fat and You (#122) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It ain't fat that's making you fat...it's the kind of fat you're eating. But before you go on an onion ring binge, hang on. How you use fat in your diet can either land on your hips or support your body in all the hard work it does each and every day. Join me to get the skinny on fat.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
How Sweet It Is (#123) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Ah, sugar. How do we love thee? Let me count the ways. And how do you love us back? With obesity, lack of focus, Type 2 diabetes, elevated triglycerides and more. Are we to live a bitter life with no sweet seductions? Of course not. We'll discuss sweet alternatives to sugar, balancing our bodies so sweets are lovely treats, but not craved addictions and how to cook to satisfy our needy sweet tooth.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
Sweet Seductions (#124) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
We all love dessert, but we all hate the toll it can take on our heath and waistlines. What if I told you that you could have your cake (or cookies, pie, cupcakes, cheesecake) and eat it, too? You can with just a little tweaking of ingredients. Join me as we surrender to sweets...in a healthy and delicious way.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
Ramp Up (#125) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tired of being tired? Are you just 'over' dragging your sorry self around all day complaining about how beat you are? Then start eating well and giving your body the fuel it needs to get pumped and keep on going. It's easy and delicious. You'll have so much energy, you won't recognize yourself.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
Calling All Chocoholics (#126) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
They call it the food of the gods. It's silky, sensual and inspires passion. Women will run you over for it. People moan with delight as its creamy smoothness slides over their tongues. It's chocolate, of course. But is it healthy? There's a lot of evidence that says it is.. .so let's see how we can make this sexiest of foods a part of a healthy diet.
Eating Well for Life (#101) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
If you think it's a diet, you'll fail. But if you think of eating well for life, it becomes a part of how you live and who you are. Eating well is required for your body to function at its best. And did I mention that it's also the most delicious culinary adventure?
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
Time to Get Happy (#102) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Not much makes us as happy as food, but can indulgences that tickle our fancy be healthy for us? With luscious cuisine as our inspiration, it surely can, especially when quinoa and tempeh are on the menu.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
Cook Your Way to Health (#103) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Is it possible? Can we cook to create joy? Well, if junk food makes us feel bloated and lethargic, depressed and fat, it only makes sense that healthy natural food would make us feel happy, contented and vital. And just thinking about hot fudge sundaes should take the sting out of healthy eating.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder
Trick Or Treat (#104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It's that time of year when the air is crisp and little goblins and grown up ghosts want to indulge their sweet tooth. In this class, we'll discover ways to trick your own little monsters into treating themselves to healthy sweets, from chocolate to candied apples...with a little fun magic as well!
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 -- 10:30am email reminder