Clark College: Outside of the Box

Several months ago, Veronica Brock, Health instructor from Clark College contacted me asking about ways to incorporate recipe ideas into the curriculum. Our little phone conversation has led to me authoring my second cookbook.

I am proud and honored to announce Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box was written for the Health and Physical Education department of Clark College. Beginning Fall quarter 2012, Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box will be a REQUIRED textbook for ALL students enrolled in Health 100: “Food and Your Health”. The books will hit the shelves Monday, August 27th at the Clark College Bookstore.

More about Shop, Cook, Eat Outside of the Box:

  • 60 simple, delicious, healthy recipes
  • A grocery shopping and planning section
  • Convenient size for easy travel, 8.5 x 5.5
  • Coil bound — lays flat for easier reference
  • 135 color pages
  • Foreword by Sherri McMillan, Owner of NW Personal Training

Outside of the Box recipes:

  • Go Green Drink
  • Zucchini & Mushroom Tacos
  • Santa Fe Chicken Wraps
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Wheat Berry Spinach Salad
  • Open-Faced Egg Tomato Sandwich
  • Cool Fruit Soup
  • Greek Quinoa Bowl
  • Frozen Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites

Clark College Penguins get ready! It’s time for you to — Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box.


Chrisetta Mosley

Chrisetta Mosley

I am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As a child, my family always told me that my extra weight was merely baby fat and I’d eventually grow out of it. I never did. Instead, my childhood is filled with memories of not being able to ride a bike, flattening its training wheels from being over the recommended weight, and avoiding P.E. classes by any means necessary. For years, I wore my fatness like a wounded soldier wears a Purple Heart - with pride. I owned the look. I dressed it up. I worked the room. There wasn't a skinny girl who intimidated me. I made sure my hair was laid just right. Nails polished. Outfits coordinated to the tee. Accessories to compliment every outfit. But everyone has a breaking point, and mine came in the spring of 2004 when I tipped the scale at nearly 400 pounds 388 to be exact. I was MISERABLE trapped inside of that body. I no longer wore my Purple Heart with pride. Rather, I was ashamed and frightened. Ashamed that I had allowed food to become my everything – frightened I would die because of it. Drastic times called for drastic measures... Today, I’m bound and determined to live a better, healthier, active lifestyle. I realize I’m no longer a passenger in my life, I’m the driver. I’m overcoming my inhibitions and I’m slowly but surely saying farewell to my old childhood nemesis, obesity. For once and for all, Farewell Fatso!

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