Anthony cooked black bean oat burgers, southwest vegan cutlets and chili for about 140 who attended his “Dinner and a Message” event at the Grand Haven Community Center.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Living Healthy Supper Club invited Anthony for a second time to cook and deliver a healthy message to the community.
Anthony has cooked for celebrities, appeared on television cooking shows and currently travels throughout the country to share his knowledge about cooking healthy plant-based meals.
On Tuesday, he spoke about the importance of cutting back on sugar, oil and salt.
“If you eliminate the animal products, everything starts working better,” Anthony said.
Anthony said some restaurants have hired scientists to find the right ratio of sugar, oil and salt to create more addicting foods.
“It will trigger your endorphins to want that product,” he said.
Anthony said cholesterol coats taste buds and doesn’t allow them to work properly.
Since he switched his diet about seven years ago, the chef said he has cleansed his taste buds to the point where he doesn’t add dressing to his salads.
“I would have never done that before,” he said. “It’s so worth it.”
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