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Psynergy chefs know that food is medicine too!

Our Blog is taking a new turn! Psynergy’s Executive Chef Jason Murchison is launching a series of posts to introduce the Chef Managers at each Psynergy property, along with some of their favorite dishes.

Sherice Green, a native of Sacramento and a professional chef for 10+ years, leads the team at Nueva Vista Sacramento.  Part of the Psynergy family for nearly five years, she keeps her staff engaged by teaching them new culinary techniques and trains them extensively in food safety and sanitation. 

“I like what Psynergy stands for – the organization has a unique understanding of adults with mental health challenges. The compassion you see in the staff taking care of our clients is truly exemplary,” Sherice says.

She is definitely on board with the Psynergy mantra that “food is medicine.”

“Our food service experience is one-of-a-kind, preparing restaurant-style meals that present beautifully, that are nutritious and support healthy lifestyles.  I like to prepare new cuisines that our clients have never tried before. It’s fun because they are always excited to come down and enjoy a meal in our dining area.”

Today, Sherice is sharing her recipe for Southwest Chicken which unites herbs and summer produce from California’s Central Valley in a way that celebrates freshness.


Sherice's Southwest Chicken

Southwest Chicken Bowl with Organic Black Beans and Quinoa, Topped with Fresh Pico De Gallo, Avocado Crème, and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Dietary Fiber


The motivation behind today’s blog post is to address a common issue widely experienced by many people.

Foods to Fall For


October marks the fall season and brings with it pumpkin spice, falling leaves, Halloween and delicious seasonal produce.

So, what’s in season?

True or False?


In today's post I hope to clarify and shed light on a few common nutritional myths.

The Breakfast Club


Most of us have heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Why is this true?

Mood Food


Healthy body, healthy mind


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Which foods are rich in protein and how do we know if we are eating enough?

Majadra: Another Good Carb Recipe!



A delicious Middle Eastern dish made of rice and lentils. Rich in fiber and protein.

serves 6

Are carbs really that bad?


I have found that it is increasingly common for people to think that carbohydrates are terrible for you. The reality is quite different…