Robin Asbell


TCL Contributor: CHEF & AUTHOR


Robin Asbell is a chef, educator and author who is passionate about whole foods, and a talent for crafting dishes for special diets. Her latest book, Whole Grain Promise (Fall 2015, Running Press), is a guide to the easiest and tastiest ways to make whole grains a part of your life. Her last book, Gluten Free Pasta, More Than 100 Fast and Flavorful Recipes with No-and Low-Carb Options (Running Press) is the culmination of many years of working with gluten-free diets.

Asbell is the author of five other cookbooks, including Juice It! Energizing Juices for All Times of Day (Chronicle Books) Big Vegan, Sweet and Easy Vegan, The New Vegetarian and The New Whole Grains Cookbook. She teaches popular classes and speaks to groups around the US and in Mexico. Robin brings many years of professional cooking experience and her abiding love of satisfying flavors to all her cooking classes, garnished with a sense of humor and fun.

She has written for Yoga Journal, Taunton's Fine Cooking, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Food Magazine, Clean Eating, VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Mother Earth News, and other magazines, and writes regularly for  Her blog ( focuses on great food as well as food issues, and her website lists her classes and upcoming TV and public appearances, as well as an extensive recipe archive.You can follow her on facebook, twitter, instagram and pinterest, under the handle robinasbell.

Author of :
Gluten Free Pasta, More Than 100 Fast and Flavorful Recipes with No-and Low-Carb Options (Running Press) Spring 2014
Juice It! Energizing Juices for All Times of Day (Chronicle Books) Spring 2014
Sweet and Easy Vegan Treats Made with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners (Chronicle Books, Fall 2012)
Big Vegan (Chronicle Books)
New Vegetarian (Chronicle Books)
The New Whole Grains Cookbook (Chronicle Books)

Recipes from the Garden  

Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared stopped by to share recipes on what you can make with Swiss Chard and other fresh ingredients that are found in many gardens.

Monday Night Meal: Roasted Summer Veggie Penne with Chickpeas  

We've all been in a recipe rut -- that's why we started a series on twin cities live at four called, "Monday Night Meal." The goal is to start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your whole family. Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared how to make Roasted Summer Veggie Penne with Chickpeas.

Black Bean Tacos with Fried Avocado  

We’re putting a twist on your taco night by swapping out some key ingredients. Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell, shared the recipe for Black Bean Tacos with Fried Avocado.

Romantic Dinner At Home  

If you haven't booked your dinner reservation for Valentine's Day, don't panic. Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shares some recipes that include natural aphrodisiacs to help spark up some romance for you and your sweetie.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes  

Avoid working up a sweat when preparing your Thanksgiving meal with a side dish that’s easy to make.  Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared how to make stuffed sweet potatoes.

Heirloom Tomato Recipes  

Chef and Cookbook author, Robin Asbell says you should never put tomatoes in the refrigerator because it ruins the texture and dulls the flavor. She shares some of her favorite heirloom tomato recipes and some tips on how to keep them fresh this season.

Melon Mania  

Melon is a delicious fruit packed with tons of nutrition. With 25 varieties of melons to choose from you can pick your favorite and use them in juice, desserts, fruit salads or custards. Chef and author Robin Asbell shared some of her favorite melon recipes.

What to do with Your Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs   Back To Top

There's a good chance you may end up with leftover hard boiled eggs from the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.
If that's the case, we've got you covered! Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell has a variety of ideas.

Edamame Eats   Back To Top

Edamame, might just be a fancy word for boiled green soybeans but the high protein appetizer you see at a lot of sushi bars can be used in a variety of simple recipe and it's an easier way to eat soy if you're unfamiliar with tofu.

Blender Recipes   Back To Top

Get ready to bust out your blender! From smoothies, milkshakes, frosty cocktails there are plenty of tasty recipes you can make in a blast. Robin Asbell is a chef, Instructor and author of a new book called 300 best blender recipes using your Vitamix.

Pumpkin Spice Recipes   Back To Top

Just walk through the grocery store, or hit up the coffee shop, and the flavor you’ll see all over?  Pumpkin spice of course!  Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell shows you how to create the flavor right out of your own kitchen! 

Soups and Bread   Back To Top

With the weather cooling down, it’s time to get out the soup kettle.  Chef Robin Asbell has two recipes for soups and quick and easy breads to make.

Whole Grains Recipes   Back To Top

Cookbook author and chef Robin Asbell helped Steve and special guest host Marjorie Johnson celebrate Whole Grains Month with four recipes, including a tasty after-school snack!

Great Bowls of Food   Back To Top

Bowls are a big trend in the foodie world right now and there are so many ways you can make them.  Cookbook author, Robin Asbell, put all the different ways in her newest cookbook: Great Bowls of Food.  She stops by TCL to show us how to make a pizza bowl, quinoa bowl, broth bowl and breakfast bowl!