Vegan food posts for Starchivores who follow Dr. McDougall, Dr. Esselstyn, Rip Esselstyn, Chef AJ, and others - recipes or links to them and photos when available.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Holiday Extravaganza Cooking Party with AJ and Gustavo
HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA PARTY!
Watch Chef AJ and Gustavo prepare TWELVE delicious recipes for the holidays!
All recipes are whole food, plant based, gluten free, free of all sugar, oil and salt and delicious! Suitable for those following the Ultimate Weight Loss Diet or the McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss.
Be careful when registering - you have to click and hop from page to page to finalize the process. You go to PayPal then have to go BACK to WebinarJam before you're completely registered. The registration page doesn't say it, but when you do click to register, if you're doing it before November 15th, the price is $19 for the live and replay, probably the written recipes (sorta) in PDF form, too. I say "sorta" because so far, in all the paid cooking webinars I've attended, the written recipes don't always jive with what AJ does on-screen. If you don't belong to her UWL private Facebook community (which comes with the purchase of the $150 UWL program) you have no idea which is the correct recipe. In the past, the directions for one recipe used 3 cans of beans but the written one said 12 cups. Big difference, and to this day the PDF file sent out with the purchase of that webinar hasn't been corrected. Sometimes she adds or omits ingredients when doing it live but they're in the written recipe. You can see photos of some of the foods cooked on THIS PAGE, AJ's personal public Facebook page. You don't need to belong to FB to see them. I think I'm going to sit this one out. I've learned her tricks. She says "12 recipes" but when she does the actual webinar, you find out one of the "recipes" is the ingredient for another, and I suspect in this case the Wild Rice Stuffing is what goes into the Stuffed Acorn Squash. That's ONE recipe, not 2. She was playing with this recipe for about a year now. I remember she had to leave one video talk to go grab the squash out of the oven before it burned, and I think that was around this time last year. Edited to add: OK, I just saw a different picture of the squash and now realize it's probably not filled with the Wild Rice Stuffing. Sorry for the rant.
Beet Salad on Arugula, followed by House Dressing 2.0. Gee, I wonder if this dressing goes on the beets and greens to make it a salad? If so, again, ONE recipe, not 2. Roasted peppers and carrots - This is a recipe that requires a recipe?? And I'm sure the cranPEARy Relish is a rehash of her old cranberry relish but with pears added and maybe a few other minor changes. Air Fried Potatoes is a recipe worth paying for? And I though "Baked Fries" was in the first cooking party webinar and we had to buy $45 Crisp Ease trays to make them? The 2 desserts probably both require the Cuisinart sorbet maker she showcased in another cooking webinar, so if you don't own one, and don't own a $500 blender, you can't make them (Or wind up with lumpy puddings/parfaits). It's not worth $19 for a soup and a sauteed greens recipe to me, but I'm sure there are many others who would like all these recipes. If you do, go for it. AJ is always entertaining.