Plant Strong: Food for Life Promoting optimum plant-based culinary wellness


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 Yuma 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 25 years experience as a public health practitioner addressing various population health issues. Eric's other passions are backcountry Nordic skiing and bicycling ultra endurance events.  Eating plant-strong gives Eric the endurance, recovery, and mental acuity to push farther and faster in the office and backcountry. 


Talking plant-power on Denver's Channel 38 (below). Four-day ultra endurance self-supported individual time trial in the Utah backcountry (left).  


Visit my blog--Bikes and B├ęchamel--for stories and recipes, click here: https://bikesandbechamel.com/ 

My cookbook is published! 100% of book sales profit goes to educational and food development projects. Over 200 pages; full color recipes.  Printed by Pacific Press in the USA. Copyright 2018. Contact me via "Contact Us" to get info on where to get a copy in either the USA or Canada. 


 

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