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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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INSPIRED BY PAUCITY by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A s I approached the stove to prepare this dish, I had zero intention of posting the recipe. It was simply a matter of preparing a quick lunch. Lunch, as it turned out, wa ... Read on »
HEALTHY GETS HEARTY - RYE BERRIES WITH CABBAGE, WALNUTS & TOASTED CARAWAY by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is one of those dishes that makes me want to hoot and holler. It is at once healthy, hearty, and preposterously tasty. Moreover, when properly assembled, the dish m ... Read on »
HITTIN' THE GREENS - CARAMELIZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Q uirky vegetables are so much fun – real tricksters they are. I mean look at brussels sprouts – they appear as bitsy cabbage heads! And, as my friend Ryan commonly notes, a ... 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 »
THIS VALENTINE’S DAY – AN ELEGANT STEW FOR TWO by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE I am about to share my all-time favorite cold weather dish. It would take divine intervention to prevent me from preparing thi ... Read on »
ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE 'CASSOULET' (or THE ROOT OF THE MATTER, PART "DEUX") by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Please click here for more information regarding Roots. R OASTED ROOT VEGETABLE 'CASSOULET' 6-8 S ... Read on »
THE ROOT OF THE MATTER by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating W hy are people so skittish around root vegetables? Is it the dirt? – because a little water takes care of that. Their appearance? – well, that’s not very nice. I suspect, m ... Read on »
SNACK ATTACK - EXHIBIT A by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I'm going to commence a little series, in which I will explore healthier options for when the snack cravings hit! Food that sates “the munchies” doesn't have to be b ... Read on »
EATING WITH THE SEASONS - WINTER MARKET REPORT by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE F or those of you who have been following the blog weekly, you know how I feel about supermarkets. However, I am completely aware (and a ... Read on »
CRIMSON GLORY by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating G rapes are ubiquitous in California. Since my Western exodus, I’ve found myself so overwhelmed by the sight of the countless varieties of those sweet, juicy orbs, I c ... 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 »
INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION... by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A PHILOSOPHY ON SNACKING, or “ ‘FEELFULNESS’ & FOOD ” “Our whole business therefore in this life, is to restore to health the eye of the heart…” ~ Saint ... 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 »
RED QUINOA WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH & PISTACHIOS by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating W henever I travel, I pack a panoply of snacks and treats for me as well as my travel companion. Fruit, nuts and dark chocolate are staples, but the main event chang ... 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 »
MY ALMOST FAMOUS GRANOLA by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating O kay, so perhaps its not almost famous, but amongst my friends, family and clients, it commands a notable following. Everyone goes crazy over the density of clusters in ... 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 »
DESSERT THROUGH ROSE-COLORED GLASSES by Michelle McKenzie Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Iadore rhubarb. It is one of those foods that is cherished and consumed despite numerous undesirable characteristics, such as its poisonous leaves (rumored to ca ... 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 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 »