FOOD

Food is the heart of this blog, the reason for its existence. At GreanLeaf Kitchen we are all about eating healthfully. Eating healthy is good and all, but if that food isn’t enjoyable and delicious, what’s the point. Hence all the recipes: it’s Lori’s way of “making lemonade out of lemons”, creating nutrient dense and delicious foods. Making healthy delicious!


ORANGE STEWED CHICKEN

December 17, 2017
Blog, Food, Main, Savory, Meat, Recipes

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…

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Winter Chai Tea

WINTER CHAI TEA

December 10, 2017
Beverage & More, Blog, Food, Recipes, Sweets

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…

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SALT, SUGAR, FAT

December 3, 2017
Blog, Food, Health

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…

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THE CRAZY BUNNY DIET

November 9, 2017
Blog, Food, Health

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…

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EATING SEASONALLY, A STARTER’S GUIDE

November 2, 2017
Blog, Food, Life

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…

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CHAI SPICE COCONUT MILK PANNACOTTAS

October 24, 2017
Blog, Food, Recipes, Sweets

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…

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Almond flour and Asian Pear upside down cake

WHY DIETS DON’T WORK

October 12, 2017
Blog, Food, Health

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…

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Lamb bone and onion ingredients for Bone Broth

HOMEMADE BONE BROTH

September 1, 2017
Blog, Food, Recipes

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…

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Summer Squash Soup with Dill and Lemon

SUMMER SQUASH SOUP

August 27, 2017
Blog, Food, Recipes

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…

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Gluten Free waffles with Banana and walnuts

BANANA ALMOND FLOUR WAFFLES

August 25, 2017
Blog, Food, Recipes

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…

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