Healthy quick breads are a staple at my house. Not just for breakfasts, I make these often to keep on hand for my kiddo’s lunch box snacks or when I need something quick on the go with a piece of fresh fruit. I completely admit to purchasing Gold Fish crackers, processed granola bars and the […]Read More
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
You know you should be fueling your body ever 3-4 hours (right!?) but do you find yourself wondering what to choose? That is when the office vending machine, or drive-thru coffee spot (and the temptation to add on a muffin or cake-pop) or candy bars set so conveniently right in your line of site at […]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
My little guy has a great cooking tip for you! Here is how you can make fun, easy & nutritious asparagus noodles using a pretty under-used kitchen tool you may have considered throwing out! Do you have a fun idea for a safe and effective way to have your kids helping in the kitchen? Please […]Read More