Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Porcini & Butternut Squash
Need some new vegetarian pasta recipes? Try Chef Ann's porcini and butternut squash pasta sauce for some inspiration.11/13/12 | 11:11
About the Show
Old habits die hard, especially when it comes to a bad diet. Be glad to know that Top Chef alum Andrea Beaman is just as you are. Andrea, a natural foods chef, shares how to break those unhealthy eating routines, shed pounds and boost energy with delicious and easy-to-make meals that will transform your life for the better.
About the Host
As the executive chef of Vegetarian Times magazine, Ann creates original vegetarian recipes and contributes articles on healthy eating and living. Ann also writes her own bimonthly column about food and children for the British magazine Junior: The World's Finest Parenting Magazine.
Ann is the creator, founder and operating owner of Real Food Daily, the only restaurant in the Los Angeles area that serves a 100 percent vegetarian menu using foods grown exclusively with organic farming methods. Bon Appetit magazine wrote that "Ann Gentry, the creator of Real Food Daily, has taken two different California trends -- vegetarian foods, and the organic seasonal cooking popularized by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse -- and come up with a cuisine that is as interesting and delicious as it is healthful."
With two California locations, in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, Real Food Daily has "developed a loyal following." Its patrons range from the someday to the everyday vegetarian, to celebrities, to trendsetting young eaters with sophisticated palates or the mature diner seeking gourmet, health-supportive cuisine. Ann's first cookbook, "The Real Food Daily Cookbook," published by Ten Speed Press, is available for purchase on her Website www.realfood.com and at bookstores.
As the spokesperson for SOYJOY, an all-natural nutrition bar made with whole soy, Ann has appeared on many radio and television shows as well as various food lifestyle shows promoting a healthy lifestyle. She has also been a guest chef at Canyon Ranch, Pritikin Longevity Center, Robert Mondavi Wine Center, L.A. Times Festival of Books, the Environmental Media Awards, North American Vegetarian Society and Central Market. In the spring of 2008, Ann will be a featured guest chef on a Caribbean cruise ship, in the program "A Taste of Health" on Holistic Holiday at Sea.
Ann lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Robert Jacobs, and their two vegetarian children, Halle and Walker.