UCSF Cooking with Kitchen on Fire

UCSF Instant Pot Cooking Class

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This may have been your first time using fresh herbs, spices and a variety of acids (vinegars and citrus) to fine-tune a recipe and we hope that you enjoyed it! We created this class to inspire you to learn more about healthy eating and nutrition. Check out all the recipes below (both for Instant Pot cooking as well as stove-top cooking using a stock pot) so that you can continue to learn and experiment with ingredients at home.

We also added our special guides to using Cooking Oils and Fats with recommended types by temperature and a Spice Blends Profile Sheet with an assortment of flavor combinations to reference at anytime!

Learning Objective:

  • Learn an essential life skill from professionals

  • Understand the nutritional value of quality ingredients

  • Explore new flavors with fresh herbs and spices

  • Gain confidence to cook for yourself and others

  • Save time and money cooking at home

  • Enjoy time in the kitchen with friends!


Cooking for the Week

Let's get organized to make time for Healthy Home Cooked Meals! 

Lisa M Miller, BS, NC

Lisa M Miller, BS, NC

Do your weeks get too busy to cook real food? Are you tired of eating the same thing night after night to keep dinner quick and easy? Does the guy at the take out restaurant nearby know you by name?

Let our Nutrition Consultant Lisa Miller and Chef Olive help you make cooking at home tasty, nutritious and manageable in your week!

Meal planning – one week at a time


Learn how to:

  • Enjoy home cooked meals with minimal effort

  • Eat better tasting and healthier meals

  • Reduce time in the kitchen

  • Save money from going out or ordering in

  • Eliminate stress of an upcoming unplanned dinner


Supportive foods for cancer

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Cancer and Food.

Lisa M Miller, BS, NC

Lisa M Miller, BS, NC

The foods we eat and the foods we avoid are a vital part of the healing process when living with cancer, as well as preventing it. The same is true with many other illnesses we face. We’ve included tips and recipes to help you understand which foods support the healing powers of your body. We chose recipes with ingredients that are rich in antioxidants and that have anti-inflammatory properties.

When shopping for ingredients, opt for buying organic, seasonal, local, and non-GMO produce and animal products, and choose high quality fats and oil. We also recommend using cooking techniques that reduce nutrient loss and avoid the creation of carcinogens. These nutrition tips provide a guideline to help you make informed decisions when planning meals and ordering out. Please note, these are generalized recommendations and individuals should consult their doctor regarding any specific guidelines based on their personal situation.

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Vegetables and fruits are a crucial part of a healthy diet, and quality and variety are more important than quantity.

No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need!

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