A TALE OF TWO SALADS

In case I don’t say it enough, I love salad! My relationship with salad was definitely not a case of love at first bite. Once upon a time, I viewed salad as that obligatory side dish, the one that was there for no other reason than to be endured so you could check green veg […]

WHY DIETS DON’T WORK

Just a few weeks ago Lori made a delicious cake for a family birthday (see pictures). While it’s made with lots of healthy and nutritious ingredients like almond flour, Asian pears, and coconut sugar, it still contains concentrated sugar, something that for us, is an off-the-list food. Nonetheless, we all enjoyed a small piece or […]

FROM FARM TO TABLE: AN INTERVIEW WITH FULL BELLY FARM

If we’ve learned anything from the Amazon/Whole Foods acquisition, it’s that avocados are now super cheap. Sort of kidding. But also, regardless of the convenience and financial changes that might come of it, it’s still incredibly important to continue educating ourselves about where our food is being produced.  ENTER: Full Belly Farm — a 400-acre […]

ZUCCHINI ALMOND FLOUR PANCAKES

OK, I promise, this is the last zucchini recipe, of this season. Really, I promise! I know a lot of you are in zucchini recipe overload, but here on the West Coast we’re still swimming in these little buggers. Besides, zucchini is so incredibly versatile, which is a culinary lifesaver since I have served them […]

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 […]

A WEEK AWAY AT SALMON LAKE

This summer the family and I packed up and made the trek to the Sierras in Northern California. What an amazing adventure we had, hiking, boating, fishing, and oh so much swimming. And, of course, lots of great food. For as glorious of a time as the hubby and I had, I’m pretty sure the […]

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!

FRESH BASIL AND ALMOND PESTO

Sauces and dressings hold the power to elevate a ho-hum salad, soup or lack-luster chicken breast into a culinary delight. Pesto is one of my favorite delicious and versatile kitchen concoctions. Pesto is a packed with leafy greens, whether it’s herbs (basil, marjoram, Italian parsley, thyme, this is where you can get super creative), greens (kale, spinach, arugula…), […]

PICNIC FROM HOME

Day trips with the kids and husband pretty much always involve eating. One way I fight the urge to buy food I’ll regret later is to pack us all a decadent, healthy picnic from home. On a recent day trip to Point Reyes and Tomales Bay, I packed a picnic of jar salads (salads that travel well in […]

Eggs, Zucchini and Garlic

ZUCCHINI NESTED EGGS

On the rare mornings that call for something a little more decadent than vegetable soup I’ll make Zucchini Nested Eggs. This dish is delicious, satisfying, and once it’s plated up and served, it is beautiful. The best part is that it is relatively easy to prepare. I came up with this dish when the kids wanted something special […]

ON THE ROAD

Traveling and family get-togethers, are two of the hardest situations in which to eat right. Since I was a little girl, I associated car trips with the fun of getting to eat treats, food that I never ate at home. When out on the road I’m always tempted to indulge, and it’s almost always something that I know won’t do my body […]

Morning tradition Vegetable soup with homemade bone broth

SEASONAL VEGETABLE BREAKFAST SOUP

My favorite breakfast, my nearly everyday go-to is vegetable soup. It seems that every food book, diet or research paper I have found on food and disease, calls for more vegetables (especially the leafy green ones.) My husband and I have experimented with this soup for five years, adding and subtracting different spices and vegetables, trying […]