Naomi Hendrix, Certified Healing Food Specialist, teaches weekly cooking classes to meet this need, but in-person classes don't fit into everyones schedule and there is still a cost involved. "I wanted to heal people with food on a larger scale than I could achieve in my classes." states Naomi. This desire gave birth to "Making Love in the Kitchen" which will air on centralvalleytalk.com on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm starting March 1, 2011 and will be hosted by Tara Hamilton and Naomi Hendrix, self proclaimed "ambassadors of health" and co-founders of Whole Farms Market. "Our goal is to teach people how to eat healthy by using locally grown ingredients, in season, to create simple, affordable, healthful, culturally diverse meals they can enjoy with their families. People need to realize that preparing healthy home made meals is an expression of the love needed to nourish and nurture our families." states Tara whose blog at wholefarms.posterous.com promotes a local food culture in Fresno county.
Each show will host local residents. They will be interviewed as to their health and dietary concerns. The resident can demonstrate their favorite dish or the hosts will create a dish that meets their dietary restrictions while delivering the taste they crave. Lana Lopez, mother of three misses cheese cake because she can't digest dairy. The pilot show will demonstrate how to make dairy free strawberry cheesecake. The show ends with input from family and/or friends about the lifestyle changes made to deal with the health concern. Health experts will also be invited to speak about how to create a healthier community and to discuss what obstacles need to be addressed.
"The show is made possible through generous donations from local businesses that sponsor each episode because they want to address and reverse these disturbing health trends" says Tara. The show is looking for candidates to demonstrate how to prepare recipes or candidates to share their health concerns and improve their diet.
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About Whole Farms Market: grow and sell a variety of vegetables sustainably grown on their 20 acre farm and from local organic farmers. They also prepare healthful, delicious foods at Revive Cafe, Fresno's only Raw Food Restaurant, at 1807 N. Broadway Street.