Author: Lori Klocek

HAPPY AUTUMN

This is actually a Spring, Summer, and Autumn greeting all rolled into one… It has been far too long since I gave GreenLeaf Kitchen any love. I let all the busy and distracting bits of my crazy life get the better of me. (you can read this post for a […]

ORANGE STEWED CHICKEN

Here is a recipe to warm your kitchen and your tummy, a tender, fall-off-the-bone “stewed” chicken. It is delicious as is, on top of salad, with a grain, in tacos… you can use it as the base for another dish; lasagna, enchilada, casserole… If your pot (I use one of […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE CRAZY BUNNY DIET

The way I eat is a hodge-podge of ideas and theories taken from many different diets, my upbringing, and different philosophies I’ve encountered. It’s also the result of lots of experimentation and elimination dieting. I am calling my diet “The Crazy Bunny Diet”. It might be more descriptive to call […]

EATING SEASONALLY, A STARTER’S GUIDE

A dear friend asked me to explain how to “eat seasonally”. And it made me realize that this concept is one that has faded away over the generations. Us city-folk, with our beautifully stocked grocery stores, can get virtually any type of produce grown in any part of the world […]

EASY DUCK CONFIT, AN IMPROMPTU DINNER

For as much time as I spend planning out meals, grocery shopping, prepping and cooking food, there are surprisingly few occasions when I get to have fun making a fancy meal. A meal made with no time pressure, no one complaining that they don’t like some ingredient or another, no […]

CHAI SPICE COCONUT MILK PANNACOTTAS

It’s about time for a sweet recipe. Because, if an indulgence is called for, it should be decadent, and delicious, and healthful. Who says a treat can’t be nutrient dense and tasty? It’s about enjoy every morsel, with no guilt! My sweet tooth and I have been doing battle ever […]