This is a recipe from my eCookbook you can grab for only $3.99 (or even FREE), Mesa de Vida’s Healthy Holiday Table. This is a life saver if you want a healthified, homemade and DELICIOUS holiday celebration with all of the planning taken care of! All of the classic recipes, healthified PLUS an option for […]Read More
A shepherds pie recipe you’re going to love! All “healthified” and dressed up for fall with seasonal ingredients!
Shepherds pie was one of the first recipes I started “healthifying” when I set out on my journey to live for a healthier future and give up processed foods and dieting. I instead started focusing on taking care of my body and nourishing my family, not worrying about what size pants I wore or the […]
Baked Chicken Taquitos – More ideas for your sofrito! I made this recipe yesterday for a personal chef client and I just had to share this with you! The mission with this client is to make kid-friendly, gluten free foods their kids will gobble up…and sneak a few veggies into […]Read More
I created this recipe after visiting Farmer Jane at FirstLight Farm in Carnation, WA. (Click here to see the Food Day event I am hosting with Kathy from GFree and Happy TV this Food Day, October 24!) Jane loaded us up with glorious vegetables from her early fall farm: yellow squash, Lacitano/dinosaur kale, onions, pumpkins, […]Read More
Sofrito Love – Why sofrito is just about the best thing ever & makes everything more delicious and nutritious
Still trying to get your family over to the healthy side? As a personal chef I work with many families that are just learning to appreciate healthy, unprocessed foods and natural flavors, as well as families that ask me to sneak the vegetables into their children who are not yet willing to dig into their […]Read More
This is a bonus recipe to my guest post over on the Eating Rules October Unprocessed 2013 Challenge! If you missed it —>here is the link to the recipe I shared over there for Southwest Quinoa Bowls (+why sofrito is one of the best things ever) and the planning for leftovers & whole dinner-in-a-bowl concept. […]Read More
Chef Kirsten in the news! New 10 minute recipe for delicious shrimp & pesto pasta – how to make zucchini noodles!
I am so excited to share this video with you! King 5 news (the Seattle NBC news affiliate) came into my home earlier this week to record 3 new healthy cooking segments for their HealthLink series. It was an honor to have them back into my kitchen! (Check out the video from earlier this year […]Read More
Crab cakes. Nope, not those horrible bread crumb based “krab” cake versions. This is real food. Really good. Really simple actually. The best crab cakes you’ve ever had, made by YOU? Try them and see for yourself! Those of us in the Pacific Northwest are extremely lucky to have fresh Dungeness crab available year […]Read More
I was honored to have been asked by my good friend Carrie, of Bella Cupcake Couture, to participate in her “Bella Back to School Blog Party“. Carrie rallies some of the most talented bakers from all over the world to participate and share their delectable recipes, always gorgeously wrapped in Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers of […]Read More
You are craving dessert. You want something gooey and warm with a crunchy top and maybe something cool and creamy to pour over the top. Alright I was just describing myself. I also wanted healthy and not too sweet, this was what I came up with. Think of an apple crumble with ice cream, […]Read More