Put on your bunny slippers, pour a glass of wine & cook a great meal with Barbara!


Stress Free Cooking is a TV show, book, website, and blog but more importantly, it is really a philosophy. The Stress Free Cooking mantra is to show the home cook how easy it can be to prepare – and enjoy – a great meal. The keys to stress free cooking are great ingredients, well-written recipes, and a simple desire to cook and to learn. Stress Free Cooking was born out of a simple desire. Founder Barbara Seelig-Brown, an Italian-American who learned cooking hands-on with her mother and grandmother, wanted to recreate her treasured experiences around the table for others. While starting out modest, just with immediate friends and family, it slowly grew too large to contain just to Barbara’s family. And with that, Stress Free Cooking embarked on the mission of sharing the joys of cooking with a wider audience.


Barbara Seelig-Brown is a chef, culinary educator, published cookbook author, food and wine columnist as well as the TV host of Stress Free Cooking on PBS and FoodyTv. Her initial debut with Stress Free Cooking, in 2002, has led to numerous requests for contributions in local, regional and national print media. She is professionally active as a member of The New York Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), The American Dietetics Association, and Women for Wine Sense. Barbara has also been a spokesperson for such national brands as Colavita Olive Oil, Eggland’s Best and Shady Brook Farms/Honeysuckle White Turkey brands.


Media Appearances

Tips & Tricks

And many more, As an accomplished food writer her books and food & wine articles have received consistent recognition. Barbara’s recipes, tips and tricks have appeared in Cooking Light Magazine, New Jersey’s Star Ledger Savor, The Record Food, Garden Plate, Garden State Woman, New Jersey Countryside, Recorder Newspapers, & The New Jersey Herald. Currently she is the Official Food Blogger for the Italian Trade Commission and has also been endorsed by La Cucina Italiana Magazine.


Barbara’s first book Stress Free Cooking was a result of her popular healthy cooking classes taught nationally. She then began writing cookbooks for the American Diabetes Association; The Stress Free Diabetes Kitchen,


The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook won the Gourmand Cookbook Award for Fish & Seafood in the US, The Healthy Home, Diabetes Friendly Recipes for Holidays, Parties, and Everyday Celebration, won the Gourmand Award for Entertaining and The Secrets of Healthy Cooking - A guide to mastering the art of Cooking for Diabetes, Prediabetes and Heart Health. She has contributed to The American Heart Association’s No Fad Diet and the SuperFoods Rx Series by Dr. Stephen Pratt.

Her wine knowledge is fully integrated in a healthy and stress free cooking style with wine in hand and on the stove!


Now a regular on FoodyTV Barbara isn’t a stranger to broadcast media appearances:


  • Host of Stress Free Cooking Show airing on PBS and
  • Media spokesperson appearing as a chef, nutritionist, and entertaining expert


Featured chef for the Fun to Know DVD series on Food,
Cooking & Wine Radio presentations include:


  • Sunday Brunch with James Beard Award Winner, Jennifer English
  • WHYY's A Chef's Table with Chef Jim Coleman
  • Dining Today with Pat Tanner



Education & Yoga

Barbara continues dedication to sharing the joy of a Healthy Lifestyle by culinary education by teaching yoga and cooking classes.
She has taught at Classic Thyme, Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, The Kitchen Shoppe, Cook N Tell, Kings Cooking Studio, and Adventures in Cooking, just to name a few. She is professionally active as member of Yoga Alliance, the New York Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), The American Dietetic Association, and Women for Wine Sense. Barbara Seelig-Brown has represented companies & products such as CUTCO, Eggland’s Best Eggs, Shady Brook Farms & Honeysuckle White Turkey Brands, Fusion Brands, Aperol, Pompeian and Colavita Olive Oil.

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