Suzanne Landry

 chef, teacher, caterer,

& nutritional coach

Suzanne Landry 2 


 Inspiring a happy & healthy lifestyle!

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My Book Release!


The Passionate Vegetable 


March will mark the publication of my first cookbook -- The Passionate Vegetable.  Discover 100+ recipes that cover the international palate, from Asian to Indian and Italian to American flavors.


Gluten or dairy free? Vegetarian or Flexitarian? Look no further to find many delicious recipes! This book offers a new approach to healthy eating, with everything from healthy start breakfast ideas and fresh new salads that satisfy to good-for-you desserts.

Contact me to pre-order your signed copy and I'll pay the shipping and sales tax!





For the Food Curious



Join me on food adventures at the best meetup in Santa Barbara for foodies: 

 Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures


Here are a few upcoming events:

Jan 21 - TEDx Manhattan Viewing Party "Changing the Way we Eat"

 Feb 02 - Tour of Santa Barbara Olive Company - Ranch & Orchard




Film Screening!


American Meat


This film addresses the many concerns of conscientious meat eaters as well as those Americans who understandably question the ethics or environmental impact of the choice to eat meat. The purpose of this documentary is to highlight the struggles of the conventional meat farmer, and to provide insight into the alternative models being developed in order to revolutionize the meat industry in our country.


Click here to see the trailer.  The movie will be screened in Santa Barbara at Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Road. Tickets $10, or $8 in advance. Call (805)9644861.  See you there!




SB Farmer's Market

My favorite place to shop!  You can find the weekly schedule and other info online at


 Farmer's Market

January 2012 Newsletter

Passionate Vegetable 
eat well ~ live well ~ be well


Happy New Year!  It certainly is starting off with beautiful weather (though it may be confounding some of the seasonal plants).  Nights are cool, and inspire thoughts of soups, stews, and generally hearty fare. Let me help you with some ideas of what to cook and show you how to make it easy! Check out a few of my newest recipes below, as well as the latest class schedule. 


You can expect to receive these emails periodically when I have exciting announcements to relay, recipes and tips to share, photos and news from recent and upcoming events, and so on. Let me know what I can do to best serve you! And feel free to forward this newsletter to a friend or colleague by using the link at the bottom left of this email.


For the Love of Soups


Who can resist a steaming bowl of homemade soup on a cool winter eve? And if your family is like mine, they will love coming home to the wonderful aromas of fresh home cooked soup. There is no better way to add vitamins, minerals and fiber to everyone's diet than with a warm, hearty bowl. Soups are a favorite low-calorie meal for weight watchers. Use them to sneak vegetables in the kids' diet too as most kids love soup.


Click on the name of the soup below to view the recipe on my blog.


Mushroom Barley Soup    Parisian White Bean

Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup   Parisian White Bean Soup

Here are some tips excerpted from my blog posting featuring soup:


Tip #1 - Add vegetables according to their cooking time

Tip #2 - Add only a little water in the beginning or you will drown the flavors

Tip #3 - Add herbs and spices at the appropriate time (dried herbs at the beginning, fresh in the middle or end)


Easy enhancements to soup stocks/broths include the use of miso, sea salt, and sea vegetables.




SBCC Upcoming Cooking Classes

Here are the classes I'll be teaching at SBCC Continuing Ed this Winter. Please note that the listings only display my married last name of "Lemagie"; they forgot to list "Landry" as well.  For full descriptions or to register, see the online schedule or call 805-687-0812.
* Fundamentals of Cooking
(Tuesdays Jan 10 through Jan 24 6pm-9pm)
* Cooking Fresh from Farmer's Market
(2 separate classes - Sat. Jan 14 & Feb 25 10am-2pm)
* Cooking Survival for Singles
(Mar 10 9am-1pm)
*Vegetarian on the Verge
(Tuesdays Feb 14 through Feb 28 6pm-9pm)
* Fresh and Easy Seafood
(Saturdays Mar 17 through Mar 24 9am-Noon)
New Recipes on my Blog --
Hearty Winter Fare!


I have some terrific new dishes on my blog, just in time for those comfort foods we seek out as the temperature drops.  Click on the picture title to take you directly the recipe on my blog.  To check out other recipes, go directly to the home page of my blog!


Stuffed Acorn Squash Best Ever Apple Pie

 Stuffed Acorn Squash           Best Ever Apple Pie


Know Your Produce Label Codes


Stores and suppliers aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified. Sticker labels on fruits and vegetables actually tell you how the fruits have been grown


Organic Fruit Labels - Five digits and starts with number 9
Conventional Fruit Labels - Four digits,does not start with 9 (most start with the number 4)  
Genetically Modified Fruits - Start with the number 8


For more information regarding the issues of genetically modified foods, check out or Both excellent documentaries aimed to lift the "veil" of the quality of our "farm fresh" foods found in most supermarkets.  

For more information on how to read food ingredient labels on packaged foods, write to me for a free three page article.  


I would like to cater your next family get-together, dinner party with friends, or cocktail party for your business.  I also love to teach, and what better present for a relative or friend than a tailored cooking lesson/party in the privacy of your own home!  Call me so we can discuss possibilities!  


Please also keep me in mind for nutritional counseling, and assistance with implementing eating lifestyle changes for healthier living.  You can eat deliciously and healthfully.



About Suzanne... 


My successful cooking school "Nature's Table" was founded on the East Coast, and between the two coasts I have taught over 10,000 students during the last 25 years.  I am a graduate of the Kushi Institute and a certified Macrobiotic Cooking Teacher. I have appeared on TV, radio, and am a published author of numerous articles along with an upcoming book.


In addition to teaching locally at SBCC and at the Lavender Inn in Ojai, for the last six years I have worked as a Lifestyle Coach for Issels Medical Center helping cancer patients recover their health. I am also available for private instruction and coaching, including healthy kitchen makeovers.  I can be can be reached at (805) 628-3301 or via email at