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Christina

Ramp Up (#125)

Start eating well and give your body the fuel it needs to get pumped and keep going. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Christina Pirello, host of the Emmy-winning Christina Cooks, brings a fresh new series to public television about eating right and feeling great. The 26-part series CHRISTINA captures the experience of attending a live cooking event with the internationally acclaimed authority on natural and whole foods. Each episode begins at one of Christina's cooking classes, where the vivacious chef delivers powerful messages about the impact of food choices on overall health and well-being. This season's topics focus on choosing the right foods to help fight and prevent heart disease, age gracefully, manage stress and improve body functions. Then, she prepares a delicious vegan meal while interacting with the studio audience. Recipes include: veggie pot pie, Philly "cheesesteak," apple and berry-scented quinoa, scrambled tofu and Chinese-style noodles with peanut sauce.

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