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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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"SALAD" WOULD BE A MISNOMER by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have made this dish two weeks in a row, a true rarity for my cooking regime. I am often too inspired, if not overwhelmed, by the produce that awaits me eac ... Read on »
"STOCKING" THE FREEZER by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating M ore often than not, my clients' freezers are so packed full of junk, that I can't get a pinky in edge-wise. It is frequently the case that the occupants of the jam-pac ... Read on »
A CRUSADE FOR CAULIFLOWER by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am oddly curious about the origins of neglect of one my favorite vegetables, cauliflower. When did it come to be looked upon with an ambivalence verging on apathy? ... Read on »
A FASCINATING FUNGUS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating D ecember hails as the month of special treats. Some how decadence always seems justified in the final thirty days of the year… So when I spotted the rare (and accordingl ... Read on »
A QUESTION FOR YA by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating SNACKS IN A HUTONG OF BEIJING: Crepe stand with condiments and tea-smoked duck eggs. T he reason for today's unusual post is two-fold. First off, I'm positively ... Read on »
A SIMPLE SUPPER by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE S plit peas have a musky, meaty, delightfully funky smell of which I am quite fond. They are a bright Kelly green and cook into a cre ... 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 »
A TALE OF TEN CHOPS – PART I by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating R alph Waldo Emerson famously said “The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” Though I find it a bit presumptuous to disagree with one of the greatest Transcendentalists ... Read on »
A WORD ABOUT LOCAL/ORGANIC FARMERS & ARTISANAL PRODUCTS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating S ustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment, is humane for workers, respects animals, ... Read on »
A WORD ABOUT NUTS, GRAINS & BEANS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating T raditionally, people always soaked or partially sprouted their seeds, nuts, grains and beans before they were eaten. This is because all of these foods contain numerous en ... Read on »
AMARANTH PORRIDGE WITH MAPLE & FRESHLY GRATED CINNAMON by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have a confession to make. I eat the same breakfast every blessed morning, and have for the past, oh, four or five years. I’m ashamed. I wish I could say I was more adve ... Read on »
BABY BOSC PEAR & ALMOND TART by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am so excited to share this recipe. Finally I have created a light, scrumptious, gluten-free dessert that is absolutely perfect with a cup of my favorite black tea ( R ... 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 »
BALANCING HOLIDAY INDULGENCES by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Life is too short not to eat cake... especially during holidays, when countries and cultures, old and new, near and far, prepare special, often sweet, treats to celebra ... Read on »
BLACK BEAUTY by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating "The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the ... Read on »
BUNDLES OF JOY – GREEN PEA FALAFEL WITH SPRING GARLIC & PERSIAN MINT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating T hough they are straight out the red Le Creuset full of 365 degree oil, I can’t resist. I squeeze a seeded, sun-gold Meyer lemon on the prettiest subject I spy (selfi ... Read on »
COEUR A LA CREME by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE T his is the quintessentialromantic dessert...whimsically presented, ethereally creamy, and befittingly light. Oh, and it's a breeze to ... Read on »
COMFORT FROM THE COLD by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating W e spent the day leisurely rambling around the city, well into the afternoon. It began with a lazy Sunday brunch with friends at Canteen, a sweet, albeit microscopic, est ... Read on »
COMING HOME by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating F or me, holiday meals are the culinary embodiment of family. Somehow the essence of love is realized in each bite of my Aunt Sherry’s extravagant chicken & dumplings… cultu ... Read on »