Guiding Stars Expert Chef

Looking for great taste that’s high in nutrition? Our Expert Chef helps you bring Guiding Stars into your kitchen.

Erin Dow is a chef with years of experience. She’s cooked for Anthony Bourdain and now she’s cooking for Guiding Stars. Erin creates original recipes using the Guiding Stars nutrition rating system each month to help you plan nutritious meals that everyone will enjoy.

Get Started with Healthy Recipes

  • Erin Dow Talks Summer Snacks with WCSH6
    Expert Chef Erin Dow talks with Maine’s WCSH6/WLBZ2 about two make-ahead snacks that she keeps in the fridge for herself and her kids.
  • Winter Cold Wearing You Out? Get Your Leafy Green On.
    If you live in a northern climate like I do, you’ve probably already accepted the sad reality that there isn’t much green coming out of the ground in February. And that’s a shame, because dark leafy greens help us combat the stress that cold and flu season, shorter days and a more sedentary approach to life can take on our bodies. We can use the extra boost of vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, folate and potassium during the very months they’re impossible to grow.
  • Partnering With Kids to Design Healthy School Lunch Menus
    I’ve been consulting with public school lunch programs here in Maine for several years now. My goal is to help my clients improve the healthfulness of lunches served to the children by implementing scratch-cooked recipes that are appealing to children, cost-effective to make, and feasible for the programs to incorporate into their regular menu cycles.

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Watch Erin’s Videos

Erin offers quick cooking lessons for a few of her favorite recipes, from Carrot Fries to Herbed Blue Cheese Dip.