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Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches a monthly sold-out seminar featuring cooking instruction, nutritional science and song parodies, all delivered with comedic panache. Never content to leave her audience with mere “just do it” advice, she teaches how to create meals to transform their health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating. She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and the body that they deserve. Chef AJ was the Executive Pastry Chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles where she was famous for her sugar, oil, salt and gluten free desserts which use the fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the whole fruit. Chef AJ is also creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian, and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Blog Entries by Chef AJ

A COOL salad for a hot day

Chef AJ | July 19, 11 at 12:29 PM | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, parsley, raw vegan, salad dressing

With things heating up all over the country, who feels like turning on the oven?  Not me!!!  That's why I love this salad.  Unlike other grains, quinoa takes only 10 minutes to cook.  Enjoy!!!  ...

Chocolate Glazed Balsamic Strawberries

Chef AJ | July 13, 11 at 10:05 AM | Celebrities, Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef Aj, pastries, raw food, raw vegan, strawberries

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy this fat-free and sugar-free no fuss dessert.  ...

Hail To The Kale

Chef AJ | June 29, 11 at 09:36 PM | Celebrities, Food, Green, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, kale, raw food

This dressing will make a kale lover out of anyone.  The secret is to chop it very fine and massage the dressing in.  The dressing will keep in the refrigerator for about a week and is good on everything from...

Chocolate covered Frozen Bananas

Chef AJ | June 25, 11 at 10:45 AM | Add category, Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: bananas, cacao, Chef Aj, chocolate truffles, nuts

This are even better than the ones sold at Disneyland, and they're much healthier too....

Decadent Fudge Truffles - NO SUGAR!!!

Chef AJ | June 21, 11 at 02:35 PM

Read More: cacao, Chef Aj, raw food, Sugar

Here is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sugar.  Unlike any of the processed or refined sugars, DATES are a WHOLE FOOD which means they contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and micronutrients.  ALL SUGARS whether you...

Chocolate FUNdue - NO SUGAR

Chef AJ | June 14, 11 at 10:41 PM | Food

Read More: Chef Aj, chocolate truffles, peanut butter, raw vegan

Here is another tasty episode of "The Chef and The Dietitian".  Using only whole dates to sweeten, we make a rich, decadent treat that will surely satisfy both your sweet tooth and cravings for chocolate.  Be sure to enjoy in...

Pumpkin Pie - in a glass?

Chef AJ | April 26, 11 at 12:30 PM | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, healthy eating, smoothie

Why wait until fall again to enjoy the flavor of Pumpkin Pie?  With this easy, delicious and nutritious recipe, you can have your pie and drink it too!!!  Thank you for watching another tasty episode of "The Chef and The...

Chicken isn't vegan

Chef AJ | April 5, 11 at 10:04 PM | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, julieanna hever, mexican, rice, salt, The Chef and the Dietitian, tortillas, vegan

Don't you hate it when people say "I'm a vegetarian, I eat chicken and fish?"  Well, the last time I checked, chicken and fish weren't vegetables!!!   It's hard enough eating out when you're vegan, and even harder when you are...

Are you ready to go UNPROCESSED?

Chef AJ | March 18, 11 at 01:23 PM | Health

Read More: Chef Aj, vegan dessert

Many people become vegan because they love animals.  I know I did 34 years ago.  But living in Philly in the 70's, there was not much information on veganism and I did everything wrong and still got colon cancer which...

The Chef & The Dietitan - LIVE

Chef AJ | February 1, 11 at 02:47 PM

Read More: Chef Aj, John McDougall, julieanna hever, plant-based recipes, Rip Esselstyn

You've watched our videos, so come see us LIVE!!!  Chef AJ and Julieanna Hever MSRD will be appearing at The McDougall Advanced Study weekend on February 19th.  We will demonstrating 4 delicious UNPROCESSED whole food plant based recipes free of...

Got Pistachio Milk?

Chef AJ | December 11, 10 at 08:50 AM | Food

Read More: Chef Aj, dairy substitutes, julieanna hever, raw vegan

Watch the latest installment of The Chef and The Dietitian show you how to make DELICIOUS Pistachio Milk, and remind you why you want to avoid dairy like you wand to avoid cancer -- because dairy promotes cancer!!...

Another hilarious episode starring Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Chef AJ | November 29, 10 at 03:53 PM | Food, Health

Read More: almond milk, Chef Aj, dr. fuhrman, raw vegan

Our favorite gu est chef, Dr. Joel Furhman, helps us make fresh almond milk....

Creamy Corn Chowder - only 4 ingredients!

Chef AJ | November 22, 10 at 10:18 PM | Food

Read More: Chef Aj, julieanna hever, raw vegan

With only 4 simple ingredients, you can have soup in seconds! ...

Sugar Free RAW Cranberry Sauce with Dr. Furhman!!!

Chef AJ | October 29, 10 at 10:34 AM | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, dr. fuhrman, julieanna hever, raw vegan restaurant, The Chef and the Dietitian

Watch "The Chef and The Dietitian" make a simple 3 ingredient Cranberry Relish with Dr. Joel Fuhrman in time for the holidays.  Who knew Dr. Furhman was such a terrific actor?  And see, you can have MUSCLES and a plant...

Caramel Apples! Raw and Sugar Free!!!

Chef AJ | October 24, 10 at 10:02 PM | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, dessert, fruit, julieanna hever, raw vegan restaurant

 Who needs sugar when you can make the most delicious no cook caramel apples you whole family will love.  This recipe is quick, easy, delicious and nutritious!!!      ...

Meet "The Chef and The Dietitian"

Chef AJ | October 8, 10 at 12:28 AM | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, food, healthy recipes, julieanna hever, raw vegan restaurant, vegan

Come meet Chef AJ and Julieanna Hever, the Plant Based Dietitian on Thursday, October 14th at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank.  (www.tonysda.com).  They serve vegan food and will be airing our episode of "Kick-Off Cookoff" on all three of their...