Ali Jarvis
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)
and The New Whole Grains Cookbook (Chronicle Books)


What to do with Your Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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!

Luck of the Irish Cooking   Back To Top

St. Patrick’s Day is just weeks away and we’re helping you get into the spirit of Irish.  Cookbook author, Robin Asbell, stops by to show us a meatless Monday version of an Irish Dinner.

Fresh Juice Cocktails   Back To Top

In honor of the most romantic day of the year, Cookbook Author, Robin Asbell shows us how to create fresh juices but with a twist.  These juices have are for adults only!  They’re all red and they all use fresh ingredients to you to enjoy with your loved one.