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Breast Cancer: Plating Health-Promoting Foods

Breast cancer, like all cancers, is an umbrella term. It’s one disease with many distinct types. The word cancer, comes from the Greek word for crab, a reflection of what physicians saw within ailing bodies, a locus of abnormal cells, and a crab-like spread through organs near and far. It’s estimated that more than 3-million […]

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Recipe: Double-Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Bites

NGI’s 40th Anniversary celebration featured many different delicious recipes, but the desserts were especially a hit among guests. These brownie bites were made by Chef Instructor Olivia Roszkowski and were included in the gift bags at the event. This recipe is a healthier alternative to your average brownie, but without refined sugars or flours and with […]

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5 Substitutions to Try for Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is celebrated as Vegetarian Awareness Month. For over 40 years, Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) has promoted the health benefits of eating a plant-centric diet for environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits. Chef Instructors and students at NGI are continuously testing the best substitutions for flavorful vegetarian recipes. We’ve even been on the quest for the best egg […]

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NGI Celebrates 40 Years as Leaders in Health Supportive Culinary Education

We were thrilled to welcome board members, faculty, staff, alumni, students, influencers, and media at our NGI “home” for a celebration of our 40th Anniversary this week. The school was transformed into a magical space celebrating the history of the school, the memory of founder Annmarie Colbin, PhD, as well as the accomplishments of the […]

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Pantry Top Five: Powered by Macro

The paradox of the pantry. How many times have you stocked up end-of-days style with “the essentials” only to have hundreds of dollars of condiments, herbs, and spices rot from the ravages of time? Or maybe you keep it so minimal that every time you’re inspired to revolutionize cuisine as the world knows it you […]

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Finding Meaning in Facing Chronic Disease with NGI Alum Ashley Madden

Ashley Madden is a graduate of the Chef’s Training Program at Natural Gourmet Institute. After being diagnosed with a chronic disease at a young age, she completely changed her diet, her lifestyle, and, ultimately, her career. Read on to learn about Ashley’s drive to fully embrace food as medicine in her own life and to help others […]

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