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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Char Nolan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to cou… Read More.



How can we cook healthy tasty food?

— Nayana Sen Gupta


You know that it's such a big open-ended question. And a lot of it depends upon how fresh your food is a lot of it depends upon these spices that you choose to work with one of the things that I like to do to flavor my food. So let's say that I'm going to use cumin Cumin is lovely but before I use it in a recipe, I will put it over a low flame and just kind of roll it around in a saucepan of some nature so that it's natural oils and flavors can be released and then I'll add it to my recipe. So that's one of the ways to enhance the flavor of your food. And then the other thing is you probably want to look at some spices of things that you enjoy but I also wanted to tell you that one of my favorite dishes and this is almost embarrassing but Whole Foods Market happens to have organic brussels sprouts, they're frozen. They're actually from Brussels. They're from Belgium and they are petite and delicious and I will steam them and I will put nutritional yeast on them and some hot sauce and to me the flavor is absolutely delicious. Sometimes I add a little freshly. Black pepper just to add some more flavor. So if you're trying to replicate the exact flavor of something that you have eaten not plant-based. You have to throw that away and sort of develop new flavor profiles for you to enjoy as you march down the road to healthy and better eating and if you ever have any questions, you can always feel free to email me at Char at
Char Nolan

Char Nolan

Chef Instructor