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CulinaryArts@SPAC presents

Food as Medicine​: Plants First with Dr. Katie Takayasu

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Join us for delicious bites to boost your health inspired by Dr. Katie Takayasu’s book Plants First: A Physician’s Guide to Wellness Through a Plant-Forward Diet.   

Try light bites from the below tasting menu, along with mocktails, wine and beer.

Sweet Potato Pancakes (GF, vgn)

Avocado Toast (vgn)

Intensive Salad Shaker with Carrot-Ginger Dressing (GF, vgn)

Roasted Salmon with Miso Shallot Jam (GF)

Tempeh ‘BLT’ Wraps (GF, vgn)

Sweet Beet Hummus with Crunchy Vegetables (GF, vgn)

Celebration Granola Bark (GF, V)

Extra Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse w/ Coconut Whipped Cream (vgn)


Following will be an intriguing discussion, led by WAMC’s Joe Donahue, with Takayasu on why a plant-forward diet is helpful to longevity, disease prevention, and in the management of chronic health conditions. Learn how to build more plant-rich food into your life with easy and practical tips.

Tickets are $75 per person.

Dr. Katie Takayasu is an Integrative Medicine physician, author, and speaker in the holistic health space, bridging the gap between traditional Western medicine and the evidenced-based complementary health tools of nutrition, acupuncture, meditation, botanicals and lifestyle optimization. She works one-on-one helping clients to recognize their own innate wisdom for finding balance in the mind, body and spirit with Wellness Insights and in group settings with the gentle but effective Dr. Katie Detox, a jumpstart to reclaiming wellness and lifestyle balance by harnessing the body’s natural wisdom for detoxification. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian and teaches the next generation of doctors about healing the whole patient mind, body and spirit.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase a specially-priced copy of Plants First: A Physician’s Guide to Wellness Through a Plant-Forward Diet, and can have it signed by Dr. Katie.

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