Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives

The First Class in the Series

This year-long series of classes comes under the auspice of Almost Any Problem Can Be Solved in the Kitchen. The first 3-part series is on climate change and food choices. The first class was last evening and our guest speaker was Susan Krout Muller from Pasture 42 in the Capay Valley. Please go to… Read More

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Beet Hummus


Beets have been shown to lower blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, and support detoxification. Here is a Beet Hummus Recipe to enjoy! Beet Hummus Serves 5 Prep time: 5 Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients 2/3 cup chopped beets (about one medium beet) 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 2 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons… Read More

An Article by Dr. Len Saputo


I am proud to call Dr. Len Saputo a colleague and friend. He sent me the below and agreed that I could post it.   THE TRAGEDY OF AMERICAN HEALTHCARE Len Saputo, MD Introduction: The New Terrain of American Health Care Over the past 25 years the practice of medicine has become a business, physicians… Read More

Siena, Italy Cooking Class


This is a beautiful main dish that I learned to make in Italy. There were not very specific instructions, but I’ll give you the gist. The teacher used a pheasant, but if you don’t have one handy, use chicken. Her meat was poached, but I prefered roasted chicken. So… roast a chicken, and when cooled,… Read More

Musings: Cognitive Dissonance


There is only so much cognitive dissonance a mind can take before it picks a side. Our actions and beliefs need to align or there is a feeling- a sense- of unease. I believe in the unknowable, the intrinsic, and much of my work is science-based. ‘Follow the science’ is a phrase I hear all… Read More

New Dip Recipe and the 21-Day Diet


I created another recipe (below) created for my company’s ( upcoming 21-Day Diet. It’s anti-metabolic syndrome, anti-inflammatory way of eating to improve health. Our first 21-day starts soon, and we’ll be seeking participants this next week. It will be fun watching people get healthier and loving the recipes and meals. Besides my recipes, we have… Read More