Recipe for Health: African Curried Vegetables over Couscous



located in Gerber Village

Fro the information Session of Asheville Gynecology & Wellness‘s CHIP program, a Recipe for Health was provided. On Tuesday, August 18th the attendees were treated to delicious, healthy African Curried Vegetables served over whole wheat coconut Couscous prepared by none other than Reza Setayesh founder of Rezaz and Piazza. Dr. Vicky Scott  facilitated the meeting that included a PowerPoint Presentation featuring powerful testimonials.  Below is the recipe for the food Reza prepared for guests to sample. SORRY We forgot to photograph the food.

African Curried Vegetables

Yield: 6 guests

Recipe for Health

For the Curry

1 onion, medium dice

1 parsnip, medium dice

2 carrots, medium dice

3 stalks of Celery, medium dice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lemon, zest

1 Eggplant, medium dice

1 zucchini, medium dice

1 red pepper, medium dice

½ bunch Kale, chopped finely

1 tbls curry powder

1 tbls coriander

1 tbls fresh ginger, minced

2 large tomatoes, diced

1 cup cooked, chickpeas

¼ cup currants

-in a large skillet with a lid, steam onion with water on high heat, enough to create steam and add as you go. Don’t let it get dry at all.

-Once the onions are soft add all the ingredients and more water (this is a stew not a soup J) and cook on medium heat until all vegetables are cooked and flavors develop. Add SALT as you desire.


For the Couscous

1 pint whole wheat couscous

2 tbls coconut oil, virgin and organic

2 pinches of cinnamon

-Bring three pints of water to boil, place couscous in a heat tolerated container, add enough water to the couscous to barely cover the grains, stir the mixture, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.


For those who missed out on the tonight’s program you can still register by calling 828-585-6655. Registration is open to men and women interested in making lifestyle changes that have been proven to reduce risk of various chronic diseases and even reverse certain diseases. CHIP is an 18-session, 12-week program designed to help participants achieve the goals of lowering cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, losing weight, and reducing risks for various chronic diseases. Healthy food samples will be served at most sessions.

 Call before August 28th for classes starting August 31st 828-585-6655 


CHIP Schedule




Class 1 – The Rise and Rise of Chronic Disease

Mon, Aug 31

06:00 PM


Class 2 – Lifestyle is the Best Medicine

Thu, Sep 03

06:00 PM


Class 3 – The Common Denominator of Chronic Disease

Tue, Sep 08

06:00 PM


Class 4 – Optimal Lifestyle

Thu, Sep 10

06:00 PM


Class 5 – Eat More, Weigh Less

Mon, Sep 14

06:00 PM


Class 6 – Fiber, Your New Best Friend

Thu, Sep 17

06:00 PM


Class 7 – Disarming Diabetes

Mon, Sep 21

06:00 PM


Class 8 – The Heart of the Matter—Heart Healthy

Thu, Sep 24

06:00 PM


Class 9 – Controlling Blood Pressure and Discovering Protein

Mon, Sep 28

06:00 PM


Class 10 – Bone Health Essentials

Thu, Oct 01

06:00 PM


Class 11 – Cancer Prevention

Mon, Oct 05

06:00 PM


Class 12 – Understanding Your Results and Taking Action

Thu, Oct 08

06:00 PM


Class 13 – Become What You Believe and Your DNA is Not Your Destiny

Mon, Oct 12

06:00 PM


Class 14 – Practicing Forgiveness

Mon, Oct 19

06:00 PM


Class 15 – Re-enginering Your Environment

Mon, Oct 26

06:00 PM


Class 16 – Stress-relieving Strategies

Mon, Nov 02

06:00 PM


Class 17 – Fix How You Feel

Mon, Nov 09

06:00 PM


Class 18 – From Surviving to Thriving

Mon, Nov 16

06:00 PM


Graduation – Commencement Ceremony

Thu, Nov 19

06:00 PM


Program Features

  • Live facilitation 
  • Community support network
  • Food samples
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Participant Kit (Learn More, Live More, Eat More, Drink More, Walk More)
  • 3 Health Screens (Baseline, 30 days and 90 days) including:
    • Fasting Glucose
    • Total cholesterol
    • HDL
    • LDL
    • Triglycerides
    • Blood pressure
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Frame size
    • Lifestyle evaluation and progress reports


Thank you for your patience during the past few weeks as we finalized arrangements for the relocating and affiliating our practice. We will be joining AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at South Asheville and seeing patients in the Long Shoals Road location. We hope to see you at our new location. We are excited about how much more can be done to promote women’s health with the support of other providers and the AdventHealth system who share our dedication to providing whole woman care with attention to each person’s unique needs.

Through June 23, 2023, please contact us at our current Gerber Village location. Beginning in early July you can schedule appointments by calling (828) 654-5005 and find more information by visiting the website here. We are working hard to make this a smooth transition.

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