Chef Celine Beitchman making a plant-based meal

How to Get Your Essential Proteins

Proteins are macronutrients found in both plants and animals. These complex compounds are made up of small building blocks called amino acids. As protein molecules are too large to be absorbed, our

three bowls of grains

All About Grains

A mainstay among cultures worldwide, grains account for about 80% of the world’s calories. Types of grains that are commonly consumed include amaranth, barley, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa

citrus fruits

Demystifying Dietary Guidelines on Fruits and Vegetables

In their whole-food forms, fruits and vegetables are important sources of energy and provide a variety of fibers that help control blood sugar, keep our digestive system fit and feed our microbiome

fruits and vegetables

Demystifying Dietary Guidelines with ICE's Director of Nutrition

Our quality of life depends on the foods we choose to eat. Those choices influence our immediate health and our health as we age. But, for the majority of us, what to eat is a minefield. It’s not that

shiso congee

How to Use the Shiso Plant this Season

Both an herb and a leafy green, shiso is a therapeutic food in ancient systems like Traditional Chinese Medicine. Some recent research suggests the plant may be helpful in reducing histamine

wild rice and nasturtium pancake

How to Use Nasturtium Leaves, Flowers and Shoots

Growing Nasturtium According to our hydroponic garden manager, Caleb Raff, nasturtiums grow easily indoors and outside. But, according to Caleb, “hydroponics are significantly faster, both in terms of

Roasted Root Vegetables with Hazelnuts, Cilantro and Garlic

Food for Boosting Immunity and Calming Nerves

Our Health-Supportive Culinary Arts program covers principles of food and healing during the final two modules, including boosting immunity as part of lesson 88. The curriculum explores what role

Summer Squash Spaghetti with arugula pesto

Chef Celine's Summer Squash Spaghetti

Here's the recipe from her IG Live, where she spiralized summer squash and incorporated edible flowers from our hydroponic garden, while discussing nutrition, diets for individual lifestyles and plant

Balsamic vinegar shrubs

Chef Celine's Refreshing Shrub Recipes

The hydrating beverage is a flavorful way to incorporate more water into one's diet and balsamic offers a sweet alternative to sugar. Use sparkling water for an effervescent nonalcoholic drink or

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