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Michelle McKenzie

San Francisco, California
MICHELLE MCKENZIE graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in nutrition and a minor in chemistry, giving her a deep understanding of food properties and their complex implications within the human body. She then went on to apply her knowledge of nutrition in a... Full Bio
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GRAHAM SCONES by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When it rains, I crave comforting activities.  I want to curl up with hefty , steal my husband's sweaters, sip  constantly, watch amazing , and, of course, cook. ... Read on »
TANDOORI-SPICED PUFFED RICE SNACK by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As I sit down to right this post, it dawns on me that I’ve rarely shared details about what I do on a daily basis.  Perhaps I’ve been worried that words can’t do ju ... Read on »
RAW FETA WITH PRESERVED LEMON, ALEPPO PEPPER + FRESH MINT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There are some Saturdays - despite that I’ve cooked or led cooking classes every day, all week - I can’t wait to get into the kitchen.  I’ve just spent two or ... Read on »
SHAVED CAULIFLOWER + FENNEL SALAD WITH BACON AND PARM by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Just popping in for a quick moment to share a recipe for a simple salad.  If you are one of those who shun fennel on account of its licorice-like flavor, then please ... Read on »
PARSNIP MUFFINS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I realize that right now most people are thinking they would do fine forgoing baked goods for the rest of eternity.  And I understand.  It has been an indulgen ... Read on »
BABY BRASSICAS WITH BAGNA CAUDA by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am not, typically, a raw kale fan.  I adore the vegetable (and all of its bitter, leafy cousins) but my stomach prefers it cooked.  (Digestion is a venerable ... Read on »
A SOUP THAT DESERVES A SECOND THOUGHT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating You know the one.  That recipe in your favorite cookbook that you keep breezing over.  The title doesn't appeal to you - it's too benign - so you quickly turn the ... Read on »
KURTOSKALACS (DINING IN BUDAPEST, PART II) by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When planning a trip to Budapest, I knew I could look forward to unique, awe-inspiring architecture, fascinating signs of a Communist past and the hearty, belly-warming ... Read on »
DINING IN BUDAPEST by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Mike and I recently spent the most amazing three days melting in Budapest.   Temperatures soared, but that didn’t deter us ... Read on »
WATERMELON + FETA SALAD WITH FRESH HERBS AND SUMAC by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating After living abroad for almost two months, I’ve now returned home to San Francisco.  At the risk of sounding absurdly sentimental, I must tell you -  I wa ... Read on »
SMOKED MACKEREL & POTATO HASH WITH CREME FRAICHE AND DILL FLOWERS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here in Amsterdam, they love their preserved fish.  Salted herring is sold on practically every corner, presented simply on a piece silver-backed paper with chopped white ... Read on »
GEVULDE SPECULAAS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Do you love apples, sugar and large doses of dairy?  Have a thing for vowels?  Is bright orange your absolute favorite color?  If you imagine an ideal day ... Read on »
DINING IN MARRAKECH by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Some of you have asked me if I have any dining recommendations for travelers to Marrakech, so I wanted to share a couple of my photos from the trip along wit ... Read on »
HARISSA CHICKEN WITH SAUTÈED TOMATOES, BULGUR & YOGURT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Nothing has influenced my palate more than travel.  Every time I visit a foreign land, I return home inspired to cook with a new array of combinations, techn ... Read on »
DEAREST READERS, by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been sitting here, munching on grapes, for about thirty minutes, trying come up with some sort of excuse for my absence on this blog I once visited seve ... Read on »
KUMQUAT & ALMOND TEA CAKE by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating At the end of every season it happens. Suddenly, it dawns on me that I have casually overlooked an ingredient, a special fleeting something that, in a fe ... Read on »
NOT ANOTHER COOKIE RECIPE by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating While every other food blogger is plugging away at bringing you delicious holiday recipes, I’m here today to offer inspiration on what to make when you’ve had ... Read on »
FREGOLA SARDA WITH CARAMELIZED SQUASH & CHARMOULA by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Though my husband dutifully loves and eats everything I cook, I’m fairly certain he would prefer it all with a little more cumin and a lot more garlic. Enter charmoul ... Read on »
WHILE THE CAT'S AWAY...FRISÉE WITH JUJUBES, WALNUTS & BLUE CHEESE by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I met my husband almost eight years ago, he came with a long list of Foods I Do Not and Will Never Care For; tomatoes, onions, fish, fennel, mushrooms, and practical ... Read on »