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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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SUMMER VEGETABLE & QUINOA SALAD WITH "MOLE" PUREE & AVOCADO by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating W hen I was the chef of a tiny restaurant in Atlanta, GA, this dish was the best-seller. Who can resist an fluffy, earthy grain, accented by the crunch of fresh summer v ... Read on »
NEW POTATO SALAD WITH WATERCRESS & MEYER LEMON CRÈME by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A fter testing potato recipes for a previous post, I had a quite a few boiled spuds remaining. It just so happened there was also a pristine bunch of biodynamic watercress ... Read on »
THE BEST ROASTED POTATOES EVER. EVER. by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I always want crispy. Whatever it is, it better be crispy, or be topped with something that is. And potatoes are no exception. Though a nice cold potato salad on a ho ... Read on »
NO TIME TO SPARE by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating S ometimes I just can’t catch up. The to-do list continues to grow and the work expands to meet the time allotted. When days like this present themselves, it is so temptin ... Read on »
I'M A BIT CRAZY LIKE THAT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating O ccasionally, an irrevocable craving will come over me – and last for weeks. I turn infantile, refusing all foods but that one thing. For the man I live with (who rem ... 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 »
GREEN WITH ENVY by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating S everal edible friends have been battling it out for my attention. For the past month, I’ve been spending so much time with English peas – pureeing them into falafel batt ... Read on »
SNACK ATTACK - EXHIBIT B: RADISHES WITH PINE NUT PUREE & NORI-SALT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 »
COOKING WITH TRASH by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE T hough the Blogger timestamp informs me my last post was a mere five days ago, it seems like a dog year has passed. Perhaps that’s ... Read on »
RISI E BISI... BECAUSE I OWE YOU ONE by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE I ’m going to make it short today. After posting an epic on strawberries whose length was on par with the Iliad (at least in t ... Read on »
IF SOMEONE WOULD PAY ME TO EAT STRAWBERRIES..... by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating ...there is a mighty chance I would do little else. A nd it may never change: the moment I spot a strawberry – those shiny, bright red, fleshy bearers of inimitable ... Read on »
NOT JUST ANOTHER PESTO RECIPE by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating P ea shoots, gloriously sweet and admittedly adorable with their signature curly-cues, were taking over my crisper drawer; I needed a way to use and preserve what amou ... 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 »
HELLO SWEET PEA! by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating T hose bright green beauties were just staring up at me, adoringly, out of their brown paper bag, anxious to be tucked into my tattered market tote. But I wasn’t sure; i ... Read on »
SINCE VARIETY IS A SPICE...OLD FAVORITES AND NEW FINDS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating WATER FOR ELEPHANTS I attempt to dig deep into my mind, yet fail to unearth the words that adequately describe the powerful prose ... Read on »
THE EPISTLE OF THOMAS... KELLER by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I n the infamous culinary manifesto and definitive authority on farm-to-table haute cuisine and exquisite technique, The French Laundry Cookbook, Chef Thom ... Read on »
PEACHY KEEN by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I t was only six sweet months ago that I had my first encounter with a Frog Hollow Dried Peach – and fell in love. Frog Hollow Farm is an organic farm about an hour outs ... Read on »
IT'SNOT MILK by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I ’m just going to throw this idea out there – every foodstuff affects each individual in a completely different way. I admit that this statement is hard to grasp in a socie ... 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 »
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 »