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Earth Day Recipe: Wild and Wholegrain Vegetable-Rice Pancakes

In honor of Earth Day, NGI was excited to partner with Earth Day Initiative for another year. We participated in their kick-off event in Union Square to start their 3-year countdown to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. NGI Chef Instructor Jay Weinstein created a vegetable-rice pancake that he demoed at our booth for this special occasion. […]

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Life in NYC as an International Student

When you read this article, I will have already left New York City and settled down in Beijing.  Looking back, I consider the six and half months in NYC as the turning point of my life. Changing Courses It all started on a chilly December Day in Hong Kong almost two years ago. I was […]

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True to Our Roots: Beyond Calcium – Why Bones Need Protein to be Healthy

In honor of our 40th anniversary this fall, we’ve dug into our archives to find some of our favorite articles written by Natural Gourmet Institute founder, Annemarie Colbin Ph.D. This series will celebrate her teachings on food, science and nutrition, which are now more prominent than ever in the better food movement. Annemarie was a true visionary: inquisitive, […]

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NGI in the Community – Spring 2017

Natural Gourmet Institute is committed to being present in the community by participating in events and workshops that spark thoughtful conversations about food and health, sustainability, and culinary education. This spring, we are excited to partner with like-minded organizations and continue to share our mission: to empower chefs, individuals, and communities to be leaders in the conversation […]

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Spring Recipe: Edamame & Black Quinoa Sliders

Spring is finally here, and we are excited for the delicious produce that comes into season during this time of the year. The recipe below is a lighter, vegan take on the classic slider. The broccoli sprouts and spring onion jam give them extra texture and flavor, as well as the perfect seasonal twist. Make […]

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Tips for Having a Healthy Relationship with Sweets

As a natural foods chef who also loves to bake, I often get asked about “healthy desserts.” Do they even exist? Which is best: whole wheat banana bread, a raw date-nut cacao truffle, or a baked apple?  I say, choose whichever sounds most appealing to you. What I’ve found is when eating “healthy desserts,” the […]

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