Heart Health Month with Centered Chef

WGN Feb 2013 with Dr Devries and Dina BairHeart Health Month on WGN: Chef Ryan was joined by his friend and nutritional collaborator, Dr. Stephen Devries, executive director of the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology, to demonstrate a heart healthy recipe featuring quinoa griddle cakes with a lemon tahini and blood orange spinach salad.

photo of Ryan at St. Francis Heart Fest 2013Heart Fest 2013:  As part of Centered Chef’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire healthier lifestyles, Chef Ryan addressed the St. Francis hospital in Evanston’s “Heart Fest 2013” for the second year.  As the keynote speaker, he presented “Salads that Satisfy” for an audience of more than 100 patients and doctors.

His presentation focused on plant-based, functional foods, to compose salads that aid in the prevention and  management of cardiovascular disease.  Other featured speakers included cardiologists, Dr. Albert Foshi, Dr. Jeffrey Mark Silver and Dr. David Bedoer who spoke to patients about the latest technologies and advancements in cardiovascular treatment.