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About The Seasonal Kitchen Wellness Educator

I am a wellness educator, certified health coach and a professional chef. I enjoy teaching busy people how to reclaim their lives and their health by giving them the support needed to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. As an educator I also enjoy teaching clients how to gain confidence in the kitchen by working one on one with them. I specialize in helping clients with food allergies and diets that support autism spectrum disorders.

Healthy Eating on the Go

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Plan ahead and make salads for the week and you’ll be setting yourself up for healthy success! I taught a Lunch and Learn yesterday and used these mason jar concepts for healthy eating on the go. Half the battle of eating healthy is truly about planning ahead and prepping your ingredients. When your tired and short on time later during the week you’ll thank yourself for planning ahead and having lunch and dinner ready to enjoy! Continue reading

Paleo Twice Baked Potatoes

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Twice baked potatoes are a comfort food from my childhood. My Mom always made these around the holidays especially paired with a ham. Now days we’re eating a lot of baked sweet potatoes with week night dinners, as are my clients. Continue reading

Cardamom & Orange Cookies GF/DF

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Looking for a lightly sweetened alternative to store bought cookies? These cookies are gluten free and dairy free. The taste of cardamom and orange remind me of all the wonderful fragrant spices that accompany fall. Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Jalapeno Sauce

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Kick up your entertaining and grilling a notch this summer with a sauce that will impress your guests! This savory Blackberry Jalapeno Sauce is fantastic on anything off the grill from chicken breast, to pork tenderloin, beef tenderloin or even a vegetarian version with grilled polenta, tofu or tempeh. Continue reading

Cardamom Oat Cookies GF

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One bite into these little oat cookies with plump raisins and cardamom will have you smiling from ear to ear. The soft texture and flavor of these cookies makes them the type of baked good that is enjoyable any time of day. Bake a double batch though they go fast! Continue reading

Healthy 4 Ingredient Ice Cream – Sugar Free & Dairy Free

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Healthy 4 ingredient ice cream without the GUILT! SUGAR FREE & DAIRY FREE Continue reading

Vanilla Hemp Milk

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Vanilla hemp milk is creamy and delicious, lightly sweetened naturally from dates. Hemp milk is a great alternative to some of the other non-dairy milks that are lining the shelves of our grocery stores. Allergy season is upon us here in the Carolinas and for that reason I am trying to focus on a diet that helps reduce inflammation. Hemp seeds are noted for their omega 3’s an essential fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation. If you have ever made nut milks you will be excited to discover how easy it is to work with raw hemp seeds. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread GF

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So I thought I had gone bananas over my gluten free banana bread recipe… well let’s just say that recipe is going to collect some dust now that I’ve discovered this one. This sweet potato zucchini bread is packed beta-carotene, B6, C, A, manganese and loaded with fiber. Get ready for an ultra moist and delicious zucchini bread that is sure to wake up your morning on a happy note. Continue reading

Mini Cauli-Tots

Mini Cauli Tots

Crispy tater tots may be a nostalgic part of your childhood like they are from mine. As a child anything potato dipped into ketchup was comfort food. Today, I am always looking for healthier versions of the foods I used to enjoy in my younger years. The texture of these “mock” tater tots is a bit different from the traditional tater tot but they are still crispy and delicious. Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

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How can I get my child to eat healthy? This is a question I’ve heard from many concerned parents who would like to see their children improve their eating habits. After years of cooking for my daughter, grandson and 12 years as a professional chef I’ve learned a lot about what kids like and how to encourage them to be healthy eaters. Here in this post I’ll share with you my top 5 recommendations for raising healthy eaters… Continue reading