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Life as a Private Chef with NGI Alum, Cara Lanzi

Cara Lanzi is a graduate of NGI’s Chef’s Training Program, and the proud Owner of Simply Honest Kitchen (SHK). SHK is a local private chef, catering and in-home cooking instruction business which serves the tri-state area. At NGI, Chef Cara honed her culinary skills and learned how to merge a diverse range of cuisines with health […]

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Shrub @ NGI: The Cocktail Revolution

Looking for a way to get together with friends after work and wake up feeling rejuvenated the next day? Join us as we continue to revolutionize the way people think about health-supportive ingredients by introducing a new concept just in time for our 40th anniversary – Shrub @ NGI. Shrub is an elevated way to […]

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Q&A with Natalie Zises, Chef and Food Therapy Certificate Program Grad

Natalie Zises is a graduate of our Food Therapy Certificate Program. As a Professional Chef and Certified Food Therapist, she has found her passion in helping people incorporate healthy eating and self-care into their lives. Natalie believes that eating nourishing foods should be simple, fun and long-lasting. Read on to learn about Natalie’s experience at NGI and what inspired […]

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Chef Ann Cooks for the Community with First Descents

NGI alumna Ann Nunziata, chef instructor in the Chef’s Training Program, has been spending her summers with First Descents, preparing health-supportive meals for cancer survivors throughout the country. Read on to learn about Ann’s humbling experience working as a chef with this nonprofit organization. Up before the sun, I hum my way into the kitchen to […]

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Simply Six: Savory Oats with Sautéed Mushrooms and Fried Eggs

Simply 6 is a recipe series in which we demonstrate how to create complete meals with just 6 ingredients (excluding: water, oil, salt and pepper). The colder months usually have us craving warm, comforting meals. This oatmeal recipe skips the traditional sweet toppings and favors sautéed mushrooms and eggs for a savory twist. Whole oats are […]

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Simply Six: Spanish-Style Chickpea, Kale and Mushroom Sauté

Simply 6 is a recipe series in which we demonstrate how to create complete meals with just 6 ingredients (excluding: water, oil, salt and pepper). This one-pot meal gives kale, mushrooms and chickpeas a Spanish flair with smoky paprika and nutty manchego cheese. While you may be fooled by its rich flavor, this dish features […]

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