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healthierkitchen profile picture  springiest potato salad ever

Healthierkitchen is on a noble mission: to create healthy and luxurious food. For most this would be a tall order, but healthierkitchen succeeds (like a magician, in fact) in this challenging -- let's just be totally honest here, often underwhelming -- realm. From her Washington, D.C. kitchen emerge delectable, healthy dishes such as Fall Farro Salad; Curried Cauliflower, Red Lentil and Couscous Salad (with a dressing so good JoanG admits she'd like to slurp it up by the spoonful); and Sesame Noodles with Thai Basil. In the mood for more meat? Check out her succulent Moroccan Style Lamb which served as Jenny's "Last Supper in L.A." last August.

If it's kiddos you're looking to please, healthierkitchen's got you covered there, too, with her Banana Oat Bread and Peanut Chicken and Broccoli. But be warned, she says in the latter recipe, "You will see children consume great amounts of broccoli." Be prepared to be amazed! We told you she's a magician.

For more of healthierkitchen's delicious recipes, see her profile page and fan her here.

Read healthierkitchen's profile Q&A below:

What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
Fried smelts on a Big Boy breakfast buffet while on a road trip to Atlanta in college. Back then, I thought anything fried would taste good. I was wrong. 

What do you cook when home alone?
Grain or rice salads, salade nicoise

Your most treasured kitchen possession:
My recipe notebook full of clipped out recipes with all my notes on them

Your ideal meal:
Any kind of local cuisine, cooked with local ingredients, while on vacation with my family

Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
Chinese cuisine

The number of bottles of wine you own:
15 - 25

The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
6 - 8

Kitchen pet peeve:
When others put my utensils back in the wrong place

Your favorite cookbook:
I've been collecting cookbooks for so many years that I have so many I love, and for many different reasons. Some I love for their beauty and ability to transport me somewhere, others I love for their guidance and ease of use. 

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Comments (20)


over 4 years ago lapadia

Congratulations! I love your Manti Meatballs & Yogurt sauce!


over 4 years ago Sodium Girl



over 4 years ago sora

Congratulations, healthierkitchen!?


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

So great to see you in the spotlight here! I love your recipes!! Congrats!


over 4 years ago gingerroot

Just saw this now...Congrats healthierkitchen!! So glad to see you here in the spotlight. I often think of your delicious Fall Farro Salad and how I almost ate the whole bowl by myself. : )


over 4 years ago cheese1227

Yay, Wendy!! I lvoe your recipes so it's great to see you highlighted here.


over 4 years ago healthierkitchen

Wow - this is so exciting! A perfect pick-me-up during this miserable week of winter weather. Thanks for all the nice notes, everyone. I'm really thrilled.


over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Yaaaaay. Congrats, HK!!! I've been an enthusiastic fan of all your recipes, especially the Sesame Noodles with Thai Basil, which is so delicious!! (Plus, I must thank you for introducing me to Chinese Celery, which was my favorite new ingredient of the year in 2010.) You post such great recipes!! ;o)


over 4 years ago healthierkitchen

Thanks AJ! I, in turn thank thirschfeld for introducing me to Chinese celery. It's really delicious. I share your love of poking around Asian markets. Today I picked up some baby guylian to make with mrs. larkin's fried rice!


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

wow, you have some outstanding recipes!


over 4 years ago Jestei

one of my faves!!!!! yeah!


over 4 years ago vvvanessa

sweet! congrats!


over 4 years ago thirschfeld

Congratulations, great to see you in the spotlight


over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love your recipes! Great spotlight!!!


over 4 years ago monkeymom

Great to see you in the spotlight! Great recipes!


over 4 years ago nannydeb



over 4 years ago Sagegreen

Congrats, healthierkitchen with all your success! Admire your mission and love your recipes.


over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Yay hk! So nice to see you in the spotlight!!


over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, healthierkitchen! Ever since you posted that you sent your daughter to school with only home-made lunches and snacks, I have been in awe of you! So nice to see you in the spotlight.


over 4 years ago healthierkitchen

I must admit, drbabs, that not ALL her snacks are homemade. But there is a banana oat bread on the counter now!