Brain Health and Squash, Squash, Squash: Live at Hy-Vee PLUS Chef Gaby on the Stream!

  • Wed
    Sep 18
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Sep 20
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am



Foods to enlivAlarik Arenanderen the brain, and how to use all that SQUASH are the topics for our live show this Wednesday, September 18 in the Club Room at 7:00 pm.

Part of neuroscientist Dr. Alaric Arenander's mission is to help us understand how to keep the brain functioning at a high level.  That can be a daily challenge for many of us.  It's always an entertaining learning experience to have Alaric on the show, and the best part is you will find his suggestions extremely helpful.  As a bonus, he'll bring some of his delicious honey for everyone to taste.

SquashThe Indian Hills Culinary Crew will prepare several dishes to lighten that squash harvest that is taking over your refrigerator and vegetable storage area.  Here's hoping squash muffins are part of their menu plan.

The rest of the amazing supporting cast of characters-our health coach, Emily Rose Shaw, Cinebites with Beverly Merson, and performance art as played by Tom Allen on the guitar-will all be there.  We hope to see you, too.


ON THE KRUU STREAM-Wednesday at 7:00 pm CDT

Chef GabyChef Gaby is a personal chef in Iowa City, who shared her Venezuelan cultural heritage with the live audience last week.  She taught us how to make arepas, a staple of the family table-on plates from breakfast to dinner-when she was growing up in South America.

Similar to the gordita (Mexico) and the papusa (El Salvador), the arepa is made with corn, but it's a very fine corn flour that you can only find at specialty food stores.  Learn how to make this simple flatbread and fill it with beans and a silky smooth avocado/tofu cream, plus Chef Gaby had many other suggestions for using and filling the gorditas that she'll pass along. 

apple galetteHer apple galette for dessert with fresh basil and goat cheese was not a typical Venezuelan dish, but we ate it anyway.  What a great combination and perfect for fall.

Also, she shared a look into the working life of a personal chef, and why she made that career choice as opposed to standing in front of the powerful stoves in a commercial kitchen.

GREAT TASTE streams at on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm CDT with Chef Gaby, our health coach, Emily Rose Shaw, Cinebites with Beverly Merson, and Tom Allen on guitar, and again on Friday, September 20 at 7:00 am CDT.  Don't miss it!

Check out the video of Great Taste with Chef Gaby (be sure to watch her hands as she fashions the gordita dough into balls) at the following link: