Chef AJ is one of the most interesting people you'll meet. At the beginning of her classes, you will hear "I Will Survive," with her own singing and lyrics, dancing, and even a handstand in front of her food processor as she sings (yes sings!) about the benefits of whole, plant-based foods.
get to one of her classes, you can read her book, Unprocessed.
Chef AJ talks about the many challenges she has faced in her life -- eating disorders, a miscarriage, and a health scare -- that led her to the way of eating that she so passionately preaches. As she says it, on page 2:
My simple rule of thumb is this: If I can make it in my kitchen, using whole ingredients, it's unprocessed. I can cook lentils and add carrots and and onions and spinach to make a soup, so that's unprocessed. I can blend fruits together to make a smoothie, so that's unprocessed..... But I can't make a Fruit Loop. I can't slaughter a cow. I can't make vegetable oil, so any recipe calling for oil involves a processed ingredient.
a couple that I've blogged about. My favorites are her Hail to the Kale Salad (page 122) and Chef AJ's Disappearing Lasagna (page 100).
If you're looking to improve your diet and get healthy, this book is for you.