Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives


The Healing Kitchen: A Place for our Veterans

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

I help a group of Veterans with their health and it includes answering lots of nutrition questions and cooking them healthy foods-some ingredients are right out of the garden! Tonight’s dinner was baked cod with lemon, brown rice pilaf and a green salad. I also made a strawberry/dark chocolate upside down cake. They kept coming… Read More

Love Fava Beans!


I love Fava beans and look forward to them in the spring! My favorite way to use them is lightly cooked and marinated in a vinaigrette and served at room temperature. Have you ever wondered how to cook Fava beans? Here’s a great photo from a garden in Puget Sound that explains the peeling process:… Read More

The Kitchen: Part of Healing from PTSD

Veterans and a Healing Kitchen My son Russell was a corpsman in the Navy and his fellow soldiers called him Doc. It’s a corpsman’s job to keep their fellow soldiers healthy and sometimes simply alive. In 2010 Russell was with the Marines in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan –the year I will always think about… Read More