MiMi McGee is a “culinary alchemist” who finds flavorful inspiration in her passions for healthful cuisine.

What began as an interest in the culinary arts at prestigious Johnson & Wales has come full-circle for MiMi, whose creative talents take a decidedly plant-based, whole food approach to delicious eating.

“I want to bring the benefits of healthy eating to the forefront through deliciousness and taste,” said MiMi in a news release.

McGee will present The Power of Food for your Health at the Camden Public Library Monday, June 10, at noon, as part of the Wellness Series co-sponsored by the library and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

In 2010, MiMi’s commitment to health and (delicious) nutrition was recognized nationally when she became one of a handful of chefs to be selected by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine to become a Food for Life Cooking Instructor. MiMi then went on to become a L.E.A.N. Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.

Dually certified in Plant-based nutrition and Weight Management Leadership, her classical culinary training imparts unique flavor and tastiness to healthful cooking.

“I challenge the thinking that healthy cooking can’t be delicious,” said MiMi, who publishes and shares recipes, cooking tips, and life insights on her blog, LeafyCafe.com.

MiMi is also a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the Chef’s Move to Schools organizations and runs her own Leafy Café Cooking School when not visiting local farmers markets for the freshest, seasonal ingredients. She will also be giving an evening presentation Thursday, June 27 at the library on Food For Life: An Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer.