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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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FIG LEAVES by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I love the idea of exploring all parts of an edible plant. Sweet potato greens in stews, pickled milkweed buds over fish, carrot tops ground into pesto, apricot kernels ... Read on »
TUNING IN by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It’s been a bit blustery here lately. We’ve been hovering around the space heaters in this old, drafty building with blankets around our shoulders and our thick hiking so ... Read on »
RADISHES WITH PINE NUT PUREE & NORI SALT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I n January I posted the first recipe in a series entitled Snack Attack. Within this chapter of recipes, I hope to offer delicious and healthy snack options that are withi ... Read on »
NOT ALL SALTS ARE CREATED EQUAL by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Did you know that the fluids of the human body are like little seas, with the composition of sodium and trace minerals similar to that of the ocean? That every cell of t ... Read on »
PURSLANE & PEACH SALAD WITH FETA AND SALTED ALMONDS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I t’s about time I posted a recipe with purslane.  And I don’t know why I’ve waited so long - I absolutely love the stuff.  I find its crisp, fleshy texture, acidic bite, and ... Read on »
FRESH FIG & ALMOND TORTE (GLUTEN-FREE) by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Lately, I’ve had the appetite of a sixteen year-old male with two-a-day football practices. I just can’t get it under control. I recently upped my yoga routine to four or f ... 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 »
NOT ALL SALTS ARE CREATED EQUAL by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating D id you know that the fluids of the human body are like little seas, with the composition of sodium and trace minerals similar to that of the ocean? That every cell of ... 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 »
"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 »
CRUNCHY + SALTY + SWEET = ADDICTIVE by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating C ome winter, I begin to crave hearty grains, braised meats & roasted root vegetables – warming foods that will heat me to the core. Yet, every now and then, often when ... Read on »
SINCE VARIETY IS A SPICE...OLD FAVORITES & NEW FINDS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating T o keep things fresh and fun, I thought I would sporadically share some random old favorites and new finds with everyone - mostly, things I can't imagine living without. I ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
THE BEST DESSERT I'VE EVER HAD... by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Where's the post you ask? Well, I've been struggling with some Blogger mechanical issues over the past several weeks. Try as I might, I can't seem to fix these ra ... Read on »
ROASTED EGGPLANT “FRIES” WITH SUMAC by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating E ggplant is one my favorites. It’s meaty character is perfect for grilling, baking, stuffing, braising, frying…or, in this case, roasting until crispy on the outside ... Read on »
ZUCCHINI & OLIVE OIL MUFFINS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I ’ve been a very bad blogger. And I must say, I’m truly sorry. It is my goal to provide you lovely readers with healthy, delicious recipes on a weekly basis; in the ... Read on »
PASTRIES, PILSNERS, and PÂTÉ by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I ’ll just say it: I’m broken out and bloated. Seriously. Mike and I have been jet-setting lately – Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris – and have finally landed back in San Fr ... Read on »
HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD WITH WATERMELON SORBET, PICKLED RIND & MICRO BASIL by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating T oday I was woken by the playful yelling of young boys. They were romping about in the tree and laundry filled courtyard outside the open window of this precious old apartm ... Read on »