For those who might be unfamiliar with Bastyr University, it is a prominent naturopathic medical school founded in 1978 and named after the founders' beloved teacher, Dr. John Bastyr. The campus sits on 51 beautiful acres in Kenmore, Washington and draws students from all over the country.
In 2012, Bastyr University opened a new campus in San Diego, California, an important development, because Bastyr University at San Diego is the only fully accredited naturopathic medical school in California!
|Bastyr's beautiful 51 acre main campus in Kenmore, WA|
I first visited the San Diego campus in June, 2014 and have made friends with the talented students who are eager to learn and then go make a difference in other people's lives by healing holistically and naturopathically. The inaugural graduating class of 2016 is almost on its way!
|Bastyr San Diego Campus|
Of course I don't come empty-handed when I visit. This time I brought samples of recipes from my first book, and also some samples of recipes from my upcoming cookbook. I offered my Black Bean Brownies (p. 135) from Delightfully Free, and two recipes which will be in my new book, Even More Delightfully Free, coming out in October. The new recipes were the Golden Beet & Kale Salad and the Oat Free Cinnamon Granola. I'm happy to report that they loved all 3! Next time when we return, I should have my new cookbook with me :).
It really is so rewarding to see these soon-to-be naturopathic doctors who know the importance of nutrition, so enthused about the clean, healthy recipes in Delightfully Free.
I love that they want to cook from the cookbook for themselves and that as future proponents of healthy eating in their own practices, they will possibly recommend my cookbooks to their patients. Delightfully Free is currently carried in over 200 naturopathic, integrative and holistic medical practices across the country.
I will be back at Bastyr again for the Holidays and I can't wait to hear what they think about my new book.
Wishing you health & Joy, ~ Tracy
About Delightfully Free: Delightfully Free is a gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free cookbook of 141 recipes. It includes delicious resources for autism, Celiac disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, obesity and just plain healthy living. It contains 114 color photographs, 114 vegetarian or vegetarian compatible recipes, and 103 vegan or vegan compatible recipes.