Rebecca Katz MS, culinary translator, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook, was interviewed on the Anxiety Summit by host of the Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution.
Your Brain on Food: The Science and Alchemy of Yum for Alleviating Anxiety!
- The wonderful definition of alchemy
- Brain boosting ingredients from Rebecca’s culinary pharmacy: lentils, mint, pumpkin seeds, cauliflower, #goodmoodsardines
- The tricks to building flavor great taste and flavor
- How to make the most of your time in the kitchen
- Tips and tricks to feel less overwhelmed in the kitchen and how to prevent recipe reading anxiety
- The secret of dollops for yum and why they are like edible makeup
Here are a few snippets from my interview with Rebecca Katz, the queen of yum!
Pumpkin seeds are “nature’s smallest antidepressant next to a snowflake”
Pumpkin seeds are a source of iron which has been shown to boost cognitive performance, especially in women of childbearing years. Iron is also a co-factor for making our neurotransmitters
Parsley and mint are so accessible and eating them “is like eating oxygen”
What we put on the end of our fork does affect our brain
Cooking can be a meditation in motion and stress-relieving project
Sardines are like Prozac in a can
I recently shared the delicious pomegranate olive mint salsa recipe from Rebecca’s new Healthy Mind Cookbook. Here it is on top of the yummy salmon we made!
Here is a new recipe for you…it’s what Rebecca calls My everything drizzle
After interviewing Rebecca I have a new appreciation for mint and parsley and use it way more than I used to! I just love this picture of her with mint – lots of it!
Rebecca and I both LOVE sardines and she mentioned her wonderful source for great quality sardines and other fish: Vital Choice. They are “a trusted source for fast home delivery of the world’s finest wild seafood and organic fare, harvested from healthy, well-managed wild fisheries and farms.”
I have met the founder Randy Hartnell a few times, had him speak on season 2 of the Anxiety Summit, and I love this company and everything that they stand for!
“We capture the fresh-caught quality of fine, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and other Alaskan and northwest Pacific seafood by cleaning and flash-freezing it within hours of harvest.
The fisheries that supply most of our seafood are certified sustainable by MSC (look for their blue logo) or the State of Alaska, or are widely considered sustainable.”
After our interview I saw this great picture of Rebecca “in front of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, after delivering a talk at DHHS for their White House Panel on Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The topic? Food for a Healthy Mind.”
This is just so exciting to hear! Bravo Rebecca! When I asked her about it, this is what she said:
There were 30 members on the panel and standing room only in the room. The talk, which centered around 25 slides of “food porn” was very well received. They even got a chocolate cherry walnut truffle out of the deal. Perhaps what was most touching was a man in his late 50’s with early on set dementia that gave us a look into his world. I felt humbled by the whole experience.
Here are two of her wonderful books:
- The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity
- The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery
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