Wendy and Jess Give Us Food Heaven, Made Easy

Wendy and Jess are teaching Brooklyn how to cook healthy 3-course meals for $10. Yes, $10 U.S. dollars.

By Jorge Rivas Aug 19, 2011

With salsa music playing in the background and kale decor in their hair, nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jess Jones are producing a cooking show that teaches viewers how to eat and shop for healthy, affordable meals. Super healthy and super affordable, as Wendy would say. ["Food Heaven Made Easy with Wendy & Jess"](http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com) is a monthly cooking/nutrition series that’s available online and on Brooklyn Community Access Television. The show was created by the two nutrition educators as a "creative outlet to help underserved communities in New York City improve their diets and overall health." In their first episode, Wendy and Jess take viewers through the entire process of cooking a three-course meal for a family of four for $10. They take viewers through all stages of creating the meal from a trip to the grocery store, to chopping up the veggies and the cooking process. In the process viewers even get a merengue lesson. And they learn facts about food–like why it’s better to leave the skin on a potato when cooking. "The skin has lots and lots of fiber and fiber is excellent for us because it helps lower our cholesterol, helps keep you regular, it prevents certain types of cancer," Jess explains to viewers. Their show is a real act of love that can turn this country’s obesity epidemic around. Episode by episode. We’re ending the day as often as possible by celebrating love. We welcome your ideas for posts. Send suggestions to [submissions@colorlines.com](mailto:submissions@colorlines.com), and be sure to put Celebrate Love in the subject line. You can send links to videos, graphics, photos, quotes, whatever. Or just chime in to the comments below and we’ll find you. Be sure to let us know you’ve got the rights to share any media you send. To see other Love posts visit our [Celebrate Love page](http://colorlines.com/celebrate-love/).