My Town and State: Charlotte, Vermont
I've always closely linked growing and preparing healthy food, and I even farmed professionally for a brief time. Before joining the crew at EatingWell, I managed the kitchen of breakfast and lunch hot spot Penny Cluse, in downtown Burlington, Vermont, where I learned how to make simple, delicious food from fresh ingredients. Although I've taken a break from growing vegetables at home, my husband and I help orchestrate the garden at our son’s school and during the summer our refrigerator is always bursting with produce from our CSA (community-supported agriculture) share from a local farm. We also do our best to buy as much meat as possible from local farms and have even bought half of a pig from the farm down the road. At home, I plan and shop for our meals a week at a time (using plenty of EatingWell recipes--of course!) so we can get a healthy dinner on the table in a hurry and avoid the daily conundrum of what’s for dinner.
Wok-Seared Chicken & Vegetables, Iberian-Style Sausage & Chicken Ragù, Creamy Chocolate Gelato, Bold Winter Greens Salad, Raspberry-Almond Crumb Tart, Parmesan-Herb Focaccia
Local (when possible), fresh, easy & delicious
For Kids and Family
To maintain a healthy weight & relatively fit body while still enjoying food.
Hiking, walking, biking & yoga
Burlington Farmers’ Market
I wish I could fillet a whole fish faster
Getting a healthy weeknight dinner on the table for the whole family in 1 hour or less!
Nuts, all fruits & yogurt