Maria Hines

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Peak Nutrition: Smart Fuel
Sunday, June 27; 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.; Culinary Institute
Chef Maria Hines will discuss food as medicine and sports nutrition, while demonstrating one of her signature recipes Ricotta, Black Pepper, Cavatelli.  The Cavatelli provides great calcium and protein with the ricotta. Black pepper helps with inflammation.  Whole grain flours have complex carbs that will help replenish energy stores.  This is a great item that freezes well, so you can make a big batch to last a week.

Peak Nutrition: Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure
Monday, June 28; 9:30 a.m. - Noon; Location TBA
Cost: $80 - Click here to purchase
Meet Chef Maria Hines for a short hike to a location where the James Beard Award Winning Chef will prepare campsite berry crisp, a fun dessert you can feel good about.  
It's made with honey and gluten free oats.
Oats are a great complex carb for lasting energy.
The berries are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

A James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef Northwest, Maria’s commitment to seasonal, local and certified organic is unwavering. She blended this commitment with her high standards for impeccable service at Tilth Restaurant and Tilth Catering. Tilth was named one of the top 10 best new restaurants in the country by Frank Bruni of the New York Times.

Maria was named one of Food & Wine magazine 10 Best New Chefs and competed in “Top Chef Masters” before going on to win Food Network’s “Iron Chef America: Battle of Pacific Cod.” She was also a semifinalist for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2013.

Maria also holds a certification as a nutrition coach, and is the author of Peak Nutrition:Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure, which displays her connection to the idea that food is medicine. This comprehensive sport nutrition cookbook, co-authored by Mercedes Pollmeier, is an in-depth, delicious cookbook focusing on foods that heal and increase mental and physical performance.

A leader in the community, Maria donates her time to such causes as James Beard Foundation sustainability programs, Decriminalize Nature Seattle, the Mountaineers, and food equality for low-income families and other food system advocacy and access.