I was pregnant with my first child, diagnosed with gestational diabetes in my first trimester, and because of my age and family history; I was told there was a chance I would continue to have diabetes after birth. I was concerned I would not be able to care for myself and our baby in a healthy way. I also was not a cook. A friend told me about Chef Kathryn. We met and after listening to my story, and what I thought I needed, she took me under her wing. I didn't know at the time how fortunate I was that our paths crossed. Having Kathryn with us during this time was magical. I breast fed for a year and Kathryn made sure I was getting the nutrients I needed to pass onto our son (and later my daughter). As he grew and started eating solids her advice guided how I prepared his food. He is five now and still reflects upon how much he loves Kathryn's spinach. Chef Kathryn is a remarkable person. She is generous, knowledgable, and truly cares about the health of those around her. I learn so much about food being with her in the kitchen. She taught me why certain food combinations made sense, the importance of rotating food, and introduced me to healthy grains and sprouts. She taught me how to think about food beyond the taste (while making everything taste delicious). Most importantly she inspired me to feel comfortable in my own kitchen. This was the first step in helping me feel like I could cook healthy for my family. Chef Kathryn has become a trusted friend. She is someone I can rely on. Beyond her being a Chef she has made an impact on our family in so many ways. She is passionate and thoughtful. I think this is how she sees life; That food, health, spirituality, and friendship are all intertwined. To me this is the essence of Chef Kathryn. Five years later I am cooking healthy for my family. I don't have diabetes, and both myself, my husband, and children are healthy. Our paths crossed for a reason. I look forward to learning more from our dear family friend.
Words are truly not enough to thank you for the gift you have given me and my family.
You came to us during a time of desperation when our 6-week-old baby girl was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.
We learned how to eat, stay strong and you taught us how much food could change our health. You became a part of our fight and our family. Although Whitney later became an angel, I believe you gave us strength throughout her treatment and she loved your food. She was healthier because of it.
It has been three years of healthy eating and feeling well. Our family has grown with the addition of two more children, our 22 month-old daughter and 6-month-old son.
We continue to benefit from this life-changing experience. Avery just had dinner. Her plate consisted of a chunky bean soup, polenta with herbs, beans, fish, millet and sweet potato veggie burger and avocado. Her palette is not that of a toddler. She loves to eat! Our family is so healthy and feels well because of you!
Thank you for what you have done for us. We are forever grateful! We truly love you!
--The Posillicos, especially Angel Whitney Marie
I always think how Chef Kathryn said that it is an honor for mother’s to
cook for their children. I think of it often and it motivates me to make
When I return home on the days Chef Kathryn cooks for me, I become instantaneously ravenous. I am enticed by the pleasant aromas; I feel my stomach begin to grumble. Upon entering the kitchen, I am awed by the colorful presentation of perfectly chopped vegetables and choice fish, meat and fresh herbs that are so beautifully and neatly displayed. I am unable to wait for “the final presentation”. I begin tasting little bites of everything.
And as I eat, I feel as if I have not eaten for weeks. I feel my body thanking me for this luxury of delicious, nutritious food prepared with so much love. And suddenly I feel completely blissful with no other care in the world.
Yoga Teacher and mother of 4
Thank you so much for making room for Aidan and me in your very busy schedule, it means so much to us. You have truly changed our lives for the better. Aidan feels like a new man and I have my energy back. Plus, it’s so nice to eat real food!
Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart- thank you.
Tricia, Aiden and Liam
My first professional meeting with Chef Kathryn was at a workshop she was giving at a local Yoga Studio in Woodbury, New York. I sat there amazed and mesmerized at the wealth of information Chef Kathryn was giving out.
At the time I did not realize that my life would be changed forever. After tasting the delicious, super healthy food she had cooked, and leaving with a new sense of awareness of what I should be putting into, not only my body, but my family’s bodies as well, I was hooked and wanted to learn more.
There was also many ideas and beliefs that I had to “unlearn”, foods and products that we have been led to believe are healthy, but really are not.
It’s been nothing short of a wonder-full journey and I have so much further to go. Each day I make better choices and Chef Kathryn constantly teaches me new things.
This new sense of awareness cannot help but spill over into all aspects of your life.
I soon became to realize that, this is more in tune to the way I want to live my life. I want to simplify and uncomplicate my diet and she does that for me.
The simple joy of taking the time to prepare healthy food for myself and my family is a new found delight!!
This journey has been like learning a foreign language, but the way she “delivers her lessons” are with such love and enthusiasm, she makes you want to come back for more.
If you are lucky enough to have someone like Chef Kathryn in your life, you are totally blessed. No matter where you are in your journey; a young couple thinking about starting a family and wanting to prepare your body for a healthy child; a person who has been taking meds that are not working, leaving you with worse side effects than the illness; if you are tired all the time and can’t figure out why, Chef Kathryn lessons are a perfect choice for you and can only elevate the quality of your life.
You will be changed forever for the better.
Francis Sadis, 2013
Dear Chef Kathryn,
I have had the absolute privilege of eating some of the most delicious nutritious food from Chef Kathryn. She has inspired me and my family to embrace healthy eating and it has been life altering! It started a dialogue in my home about making healthy choices. Eating her beyond delicious food is contagious! It has led my family to experience how wonderful you feel when you eat wholesome food. We feel stronger and healthier. We can't thank her enough for making time for us and leading us on our journey of making health and nutrition a priority on our lives!!!
Dear Chef Kathryn,
Thank you for the fantastic job you did when you came to my home and taught me new and delicious recipes that I can serve to my children who have severe food allergies. As you know, my children have been on restricted diets since birth. In the past, I've struggled to find recipes that were tasty and nutritionally balanced.
Thanks to your knowledge and infectious motivation about food and healthy living, I now cook delicious meals my children ask for over and over again. They especially enjoy the Salmon burgers and sweet potato fries. Thanks to you, I am able to make the children tasty muffins that are safe for them to eat. ( they just love them too!)
Thank you again Chef Kathryn! You have changed my life in the kitchen and my family is so grateful.
I am very blessed to have Kathryn, The Health Conscious Chef, cook for me. She has enlighten my life by preparing and cooking the best meals on the plant, supporting my healthy lifestyle with 100% Organic products exactly as requested by my Health Advisors..
It is understood that a Healthy diet enhances my other effors to be at my best.
I AM SO HAPPY TO REPORT TO YOU THAT I JUST ACED AN ECHO STRESS TEST WHICH MY CARDIOLOGIST SAID SHOWED THAT MY HEART RESPONSES TO EXERCISE WERE COMPLLETELY NORMAL AND THAT MY HEART SEEMED TO BE RECEIVING ADEQUATE BLOOD TO ALL AREAS. IT HAS ONLY BEEN 15 MONTHS SINCE AN ANGIOGRAM SHOWED THAT I HAD 4 SIGNIFICANT ARTERIAL BLOCKAGES, OF WHICH TWO WERE OCCLUDED MORE THAN 90%.
IT HAS ALSO BEEN JUST 15 MONTHS SINCE YOU CAME INTO OUR LIVES WITH YOUR MARVELOUS COOKING AND DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF THE RESTORATIVE POWERS OF NUTRITION ON THE BODY. YOU LED US TO A LOW-FAT PLANT BASED DIET WHICH IS HIGH IN PROTEIN, FIBER, ANTIOXIDANTS, AND OTHER WONDERFUL VITAMINS AND MINERALS. AS YOU KNOW, WE CHOSE THIS DIET (WHICH IS MORE PROPERLY A NEW, HEALTHY LIFE STYLE AND HARDLY A DEPRIVATION) AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A QUADDRUPLE BYPASS OPERATION. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WITHIN A FEW YEARS, OUR NEW EATING HABITS WILL REVERSE THE HEART DISEASE THROUGH THE NATURAL PRODUCTION OF NITRIC OXIDE. MY CHOLESTEROL HAS FALLEN NATURALLY TO LESS THAN 125, HOMOSYSTINE UNDER 9, AND C-REACTIVE PROTEIN .2. WITH READINGS LIKE THAT, THE DOCTORS ARE CONFIDENT, THAT I AM ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
THE BENEFITS OF THE NEW LIFE STYLE WERE AGAIN DEMONSTRATED IN JUNE, WHEN I UNDERWENT AN EMERGENCY OPERATION FOR AN INTESTINAL BLOCKAGE WHICH REQUIRED QUITE A LARGE ABDOMINAL INCISION. IN LESS THAN A MONTH I WAS UP AND AROUND AND BACK ON MY BICYCLE EXERCISING AGAIN. ANOTHER BLESSING IS THE FACT THAT I AM NO LONGER IN NEED OF METAMUCIL, ON WHICH I HAVE BEEN HEAVILY RELIANT MY WHOLE LIFE. I ENJOY THE NEW FEELING OF FREEDOM AND YOUTH WHICH HAS BEEN THE RESULT OF YOUR INTERVENTIONS.
ALL OF THE FOREGOING ARE MERELY THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF A PLANT BASED DIET. YOUR MOST IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE QUALITY OF OUR LIVES HAS BEEN MORE SPIRITUAL. YOUR LOVE AND CONCERN HAVE TOUCHED US DEEPLY AND IMPROVED OUR OUTLOOK AND DISPOSITION. YOU LIGHT UP OUR LIVES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU EACH WEEK AND DON'T KNOW HOW WE EVER DID WITHOUT YOU.
ON BEHALF OF EILEEN AND ME, I SEND YOU OUR LOVE AND GRATITUDE.
Having been close to a near death experience brought on by a serious out break of Colitis causing me to spend two full weeks at Saint Frances Hospital, I never quite understood the meaning of the phrase "you are what you eat" until I met you.
Your knowledge and understanding of nutritional health through eating whole foods, organic in nature, has helped me recover to near perfect health just three and one half months since I left the hospital.
Even with the Medical Doctors telling me that I should be on 6-MP treatment, which is basically Kemo Therapy for people afflicted with Hepatitis C and severe cases of colon inflammation, it appears I have defeated the odds according to the Docs. When I explained to them the alterations I made with respect to my cooking and eating habits, I was greeted with a puzzling look of confusion and bewilderment. The Docs simply couldn't understand how my health was improving without the daily use of their toxic medication.
Nevertheless, I will be forever grateful to you for sharing with me the nutritional and culinary knowledge you possess, which has enabled me to pass this new found concept of good eating on to all my friends that will listen. I look forward to our next cooking session with great enthusiasm and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the good health, happiness and joy you have brought to my life through healthy eating and better nutrition.
Very truly yours,