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Organic Cooking Shows Bring New Flavor
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Health-conscious recipes and plant-based diets have never been so delicious. Discover the simple joys and nutritional benefits of wholesome, organic cooking when two new programs arrive on Rhode Island PBS this February.

Whole grains and vegetables are key components of a balanced diet, and Christina Pirello pairs them perfectly in Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board. In every episode, Christina prepares a medley of Italian and Mediterranean dishes, sharing her favorite recipes and candidly imparting her wisdom on liver, kidney, and heart health. Image - b1 Christina on Rooftop Set.jpgDrawing inspiration from her own dieting experience, she packs bundles of flavor into a nutritious meal by the end of each half-hour installment.

Then, both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike are invited to bring more veggies into their main course; host Jamie Oliver cooks up a savory new approach to green cuisine in Jamie’s Ultimate Veg. Building his dishes around fresh ingredients from the produce section, Jamie turns ordinary vegetables into extraordinary meals. With hearty recipes and beautiful presentation, you’ll hardly miss the meat.

Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Boardairs on Sundays at 4 p.m., beginning February 2.

Jamie’s Ultimate Veg airs on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., premiering February 5.

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WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD (check local Comcast listings for SD channels) and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2;  on RI cable: Cox 808, Verizon FiOS 478, Full Channel 89; in MA, Comcast 294 or 312.