Winter Chai Tea

Every fall when the weather turns cooler and the days grow shorter. I get a craving for foods that accentuate the season. At Green Leaf Kitchen we spend a lot of time thinking about the social and emotional, as well as the healthful aspects of food. Many of our habits around food come from the […]

SUGAR ADDICTION

Addiction is such a loaded term. Merriam-Webster defines addiction as “a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something”. Anyone who suffers from an addiction can sympathize; having a vice that holds sway over you sucks! Addiction can run the gamut from mildly annoying, to life destroying. That nagging inner voice that […]

SALT, SUGAR, FAT

Salt, sugar, and fat… Since I use at least one of these in every meal I cook, and in every recipe I create, I am continually trying to make sure I am choosing the most mineral rich salts, the least refined sugars, and the healthiest oils I can. Salt… as a general rule, I recommend […]

BABA GHANOUSH

Here is a deliciously healthy addition at a holiday party. During this time of celebrations and holiday treats, sticking to a healthful eating style is made infinitely easier when there are yummy snacks to be had. I love having delectable spreads waiting in the fridge. Having something tasty and healthy on hand is key to […]

ROASTED DELICATA SQUASH AND CAULIFLOWER SALAD

It’s almost too hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us. Christmas tree lots are starting to pop up on every corner, gift guides are a plenty, and the urge I have to watch Clark Griswold string 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights over and over again is growing by the minute.  This year […]

VEGAN “CHEESY” FLAX CRACKERS

For the most part I don’t miss grains. But I do miss crackers. Life without crunch is so very stale. And I find myself craving a foundation for all the yummy spreads and dips I have around. “Necessity is the mother of invention” (this implies crackers are a necessity, which when faced with a freshly […]

LORI’S STORY

I have been always been aware of the importance of health, of eating healthy foods, and of exercise. I would read the latest health news — that fat is bad, that fat is good, that we should all get more whole grains, that pasta is a no no, and on and on. I had a […]

BANANA ALMOND FLOUR WAFFLES

By the time the weekend rolls around, my kids and I are looking to change things up from our morning Breakfast Soup. When asked very nicely (it’s hard to say no to a super cute 7-year-old) for waffles, I decided it was time to experiment, the results were delicious, and we have a new weekend […]

Our Mission

At Green Leaf Kitchen, we want everyone to live their healthiest life possible. We believe that achieving our own best health comes through gathering knowledge, self awareness, and experimenting to find what works for each of us as individuals. We believe that healthy eating is not about deprivation, either physically or emotionally, but about finding what is delicious. We believe that finding health is a path of adventure and promise. We believe in the enjoyment of cooking for yourself and sharing with others. We believe that healthy is fun!

PICKLED PEPPERS

I love our weekly CSA box. It’s like Christmas morning every Friday when I go to pick up the box. But like those wonderfully appreciated but fateful Christmas presents you got as a kid, you never knew what you were going to get. One of the challenges of our CSA box is that it often […]

Lamb bone and onion ingredients for Bone Broth

HOMEMADE BONE BROTH

This is a staple in our house. We use it every morning as the base for our Vegetable Breakfast Soup and for any recipe that needs broth or stock. For bone broth, there are many recipes out there, with many different techniques; you can bake the bones first, you can sauté the bones for flavor, […]

Summer Squash Soup with Dill and Lemon

SUMMER SQUASH SOUP

Summer is all about having way too much zucchini. It’s funny — I was never a huge fan when I was a kid, but now that I have discovered how versatile and delicious these little buggers can be, I really like them. This is one of the first recipes I ever developed, and it is […]

A LITTLE FRESHNESS

Sprinkling some well chosen fresh herbs on your dish is one of those seemingly trivial steps that reaps huge rewards. It is amazing how a few well-chosen bits of herb can elevate a dish, making it looks better, tastes better, and easily pack in way more nutrients. I used to shy away from buying fresh herbs […]

HERB AND OLIVE FRITTATA

While Seasonal Breakfast Soup is our much loved weekday breakfast, weekends call for something a bit special. Frittata is a family favorite. It’s wonderfully flexible as far as what ingredients are featured, it packs in a plethora of veg, and can be little or big depending on how hungry breakfasters are. As a general rule, I add […]