Plant Strong: Food for Life Promoting optimum plant-based nutrition and cooking


As a plant-based chef educator, my cooking and wellness workshops use evidence-based resources to promote healthy living. My cooking values focus on using whole food, low to no oil, organic and local when feasible. I use  French cooking techniques, combined with various international flavors. The workshops range from private demonstrations to large, multi-session classes. Classes have spanned various locations across Colorado--from Boulder to Grand Junction, including Canada and Florida. 

Eric Aakko, MS MCHES, is a graduate from a professional plant-based culinary program and has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. He is also a certified Food for Life cooking instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and has over 23 years experience as a public health practitioner and health educator addressing various population health issues. Eric's other passions are backcountry Nordic skiing and bicycling remote gravel roads.  


Talking plant-power on Denver's Channel 38. My mission is to help people start or continue their plant-based food journey... 


Visit my blog to see recipes and more, CLICK HERE. 

My new cookbook is published! Available at Old Firehouse Books Fort Collins, (970.484.7898) and Rocky Mountain ABC Bookstore Denver, (303.733.3771). The stores take credit cards and ship to you. You can also order from me at "Contact Us" (checks only). The book is $24.95 and 100% of book sales profit goes to educational and food development projects. Over 200 pages; full color recipes, cooking and wellness tips using French, Finnish, Asian, and Southwestern flavors. Printed by Pacific Press in the USA. Copyright 2018. 


 

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