Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives


52 Ways to be Healthier

52 Simple Ways to Be Healthier in 2013 It’s a new year and you are full of hope. This is the year you will claim or reclaim your good health! If you have a little feeling of dread in the back of your mind because this same scenario happens every year, have no fear.  Big… Read More

Spiced Nuts


Spiced Pecans 1 pound pecan halves 1 tablespoon sugar (Sucanat) 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans on a large baking sheet. Roast until fragrant, about 12 minutes.… Read More

Your Super Bowl Menu!

Veggie sandwich

This Sunday is the Superbowl….go 9ers! This first photo is a grilled cheese sandwich with Roasted Butternut Squash, Guyere Cheese, Arugula, Fresh Thyme and Toasted Hazelnuts. If you roast the squash the day before, it goes together in just minutes! Even if you have no plans to watch the big game, I presume you like… Read More

Recipe Tips


Recipe Tips: Read through the recipe carefully to make sure that you understand the ingredients and directions. Make sure all ingredients meet your dietary needs. Make sure that you can perform all the techniques. Look at the recipe yield and decide if the number of servings is what you need. Check that you have all… Read More

Rice, Lentil and Wheat Berry Salad


This hearty salad is delicious, nutritious and will leave you satisfied for hours! Feel free to change the vegetables seasonally. Rice, Lentil and Wheat Berry Salad 1/3 cup wheat berries 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 cup red lentils, rinsed in a strainer 3/4 cup basmati or jasmine rice, rinsed in a… Read More