Best Chicken Detox Soup

Fast and tasty Chicken Detox Soup Recipe to kick-start your diet. This healthy cleansing soup, is a great recipe to whip up anytime you need a do-over in your eating plan. After the holidays and all that decadent, delicious, fattening food, I picked up 7 pounds! After 3 days of nothing but this soup, I…

Happy Holidays!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Thank you for supporting Mama Vega Foods and recipes. This has been a great year thanks to all of you. If you have yet to signed up for our Facebook page, Mama Vega Foods, here it is…https://www.facebook.com/mamavegafoods Looking for the perfect, healthy gift for the holidays? Shop our eStore for our healthy cookbook,…

Keeping health in mind

Discover the food and health connection: the secret to energy, vitality and satiety for women, men and children through nutrient-dense recipes. Mama Vega’s recipes use ingredients you can pronounce, are all natural, nutrient-dense, minimally processed and taste as good if not better than what you find in those chemical-laced food places. After eating her recipes, you will feel satisfied, energized, with no discomfort from indigestion, and you end up eating less because your cells are satiated. More…

The Book

The idea of making and selling high quality salsas, sauces and preserves first came about in response to the needs of my family. I had always cooked for my two daughters. After they left for college, I wanted to continue to be doing what I liked the most, teaching and cooking. As a teacher and self-taught chef who also mentored Le Cordon Bleu chefs in training and a lifelong lived experience in culinary creativity and nutrition, marketing my foods and training people to cook with them in a healthy way seemed like a good way to begin. More…

Autobiography of a Culitritionist™

Since my pre-teen years, I have been cooking and preparing meals from scratch without formal recipes. My mother was a hematologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NY throughout my childhood and teenage years. Every day she would call me from work to tell me what to prepare for dinner. She would periodically call to make sure each step was followed on time. Our meals by today’s standards were and still are considered gourmet and definitely not fast food. Some of the dishes were: bouillabaisse, fricassee chicken, paella, lasagna with homemade sauce and pepper steak with rice. More…

From dish to page

The motivation to write and publish NOW, CHEW ON THIS! was inspired by repeated requests over the years from family and customers at hospitals, schools, social mediums and online forums as well as various farmers markets we participated in over the years. Photographing my dishes and various foods and farms allowed me to visualize and imagine my book on the shelves of bookstores and in your hands. My partner, Marion Young and I began writing in January of 2014. I squeezed in writing in between cooking food for sales, selling at farmers markets, nutrition classes, marketing my business, making videos, doing radio interviews while being a daughter, mother and grandma (aka “Magna” to my grandson, Cameron who, when this book began, could not pronounce grandma). Marion claims to be semi-retired, but working with me she quickly found out that was not a reality. She made time to design, research, make calls to publishers and write in between her insurance business, health concerns and family obligations. More…