Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives


2015 Dietary Guidelines


It’s a 574 document worth reading. If you know that’s not going to happen, here are some key points. Remember, everyone’s key points can be different based on their interest. Conclusions: Shortfall of nutrients: Vitamins A, D, E, C, folate, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Of these, public health concerns are the shortfall of vitamins… Read More

Herbed Nuts


Who doesn’t like nuts, especially roasted and herbed nuts? Try them as snacks/appetizers at your holiday party, or perhaps just for a Thursday night! Here is one of my favorite recipes. Herbed and Spiced Roasted Nuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper. 3 cups raw nuts-1 cup pecans, (1… Read More

Cranberry Salad Dressing


I had fun creating this latest concoction! Cranberry Salad Dressing 1/2 cranberries 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup olive oil Saute the cranberries in 3 tablespoons of water, until they are slightly soft. Let cool, then place in a blender or food processor.… Read More

Gift Wrapping…


A big part of health is taking care of the health of our planet. With that in mind, it’s so important to not be wasteful with food, water, and everything else we use in our day to day lives. During the holidays, wrapping paper comes to mind as something to be particularly mindful about. Here… Read More

Fermented Foods and Fire Cider


Fermented foods contain bacteria that are good for your gut. Our guts contain both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, and consuming fermented foods adds health-supporting good bacteria to your gut. Eat raw sauerkraut, Kim Chee, and if appropriate for you plain yogurt or Keifer. Fire Cider is a drink you sip, especially in the cold-weather months… Read More