A Parkinson’s-Friendly Holiday Feast

For people with Parkinson’s, certain types of foods are better than others. We’ve put together a collection of our favorite Parkinson’s friendly recipes to serve at your next holiday gathering.


Smokey Baba Ghanoush

Why it’s Parkinson’s friendly: Eggplant has antioxidant properties, which help protect your cells from damage. Baba ghanoush is a middle eastern […]

Fresh is Best: Cooking with Seasonal Produce

We’ll tell you which fruits and veggies are in season right now, where to find seasonal produce in your state, and how to incorporate them into mouth-water recipes.

Scientific research—not to mention common sense—taught us that eating a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet helps us look and feel better from the inside-out. It’s how we nourish our […]


For three generations, Nicholas Restaurant has been serving up traditional Middle Eastern cuisine for the Portland Metro community. This recipe for muhammara (roasted red pepper and walnut hummus) combines garbanzo beans, red pepper paste, pomegranate molasses, walnuts and cumin for a creamy, plant-based dish that originate in Aleppo, Syria.

1 cup dried garbanzo beans
2 […]

Southwestern Tacos

From our first cooking class with Chef Kevin Kennedy comes this simple yet flavorful recipe for southwestern tacos. The recipe uses a mandolin to safely and easily slice cabbage and onions. The other ingredients are simply smashed or torn to reduce the need to chop or dice. Enjoy!

1. Heat the olive oil in a pan.

2. […]