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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 […]

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 […]

WEEKEND IN OUR HOMETOWN

For us at Green Leaf Kitchen, getting out with the family is pretty important on the weekends. It allows us to decompress and be spontaneous together (we are a family of rhythm and planning, breaking the rhythm from time to time feels really good). While we are lucky enough to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Almond flour and Asian Pear upside down cake

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 […]

CATCHING MY BREATH

It is rare that the timing works out; that I can take a couple days to catch my breath just at the time when I really need to. This summer it all came together; there was a birthday to celebrate, Birthdays are a great excuse to do something that might […]