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Winnie Abramson embraces an open, eco-minded approach to food and cooking on her blog, Healthy Green Kitchen. You might have heard of Abramson’s parents — Barry and Susan Wine — and their iconic 1980s Manhattan restaurant, The Quilted Giraffe. At an early age, Abramson learned to cook and appreciate good food, in her parents’ restaurant kitchen and on trips with her family to Europe and Japan. Discouraged from joining the family business, she studied Japanese then went to naturopathic medical school in Seattle, earning her doctorate.
Abramson says that she was “a little late to the food blog party,” and admits that she only realized such things existed a couple of years ago. When her husband bought her a camera, though, she quickly caught on and now posts updates to Healthy Green Kitchen three to four times a week.
Abramson is definitely healthy, but she's not fanatical, and her recipes are the kind that you can eat and enjoy without feeling deprived or upset that you went the healthy route. Take her Soba Vegetable Salad with Miso Tahini Dressing or her Edamame Dip. She says she will eat anything, as long as it's real food. She thinks this is what sets her blog apart. “Many ‘healthy’ blogs focus on doing without something—animal products, fat, gluten,” she says. “My recipes, like my Orange and Fennel Salad, are not overly complicated. I am busy, so I assume my readers are too. I also try not to be preachy about nutrition.”

Abramson's food is a far jump from the caviar beggar's purses and wasabi pizza of her youth. But it is no less delicious.

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Comments (22)


almost 5 years ago Oui, Chef

Darn it....I can't believe I missed this. Serves me right for being gone for so long. Congratulations Winnie, for this well deserved recognition! Sorry my comment is 5 MONTHS LATE! - S


almost 5 years ago WinnieAb

Aw, thanks Steve! So glad you're back and congrats on your red pepper soup...I can't wait to make it :)


over 5 years ago NakedBeet

Congrats on the recognition Winnie, love your site and your non-preachy recipes! ; )


over 5 years ago WinnieAb

Thanks, thanks, and more thanks! I really really mean it, too ;)


over 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, Winnie! I, too, love your blog, your food philosophy and your recipes.


over 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Major congrats Winnie! I've enjoyed your recipes and have tried a number of them with great success!


over 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Congrats Winnie! Love your blog and your food philosophy!


over 5 years ago barrywine

Wow, that is fabulous. You are definitely getting recognized as having a really honest blog with information and recipes you can rely on. That is a real accomplishment. Congratulations.


over 5 years ago wanderash

i love your recipes! congrats on the shout out!


over 5 years ago WinnieAb

Again, thank you to everyone for the super sweet comments. I admire you all so much so it really means a lot.


over 5 years ago Jennifer Ann

Congratulations! Winnie's blog is really very informative, and her wonderful recipes are in regular rotation in our home.


over 5 years ago Kelsey Banfield

I love Winnie's blog and the cool newsletter she sends out. Great spotlight!


over 5 years ago gluttonforlife

Way to go, Winnie! Love your bog!


over 5 years ago ENunn

Great recipes, great blog, and glad to know you Winnie! I'm so happy that Food52 has brought you into my culinary Karmic circle!


over 5 years ago monkeymom

I love your philosophy about healthy eating and your straightforward recipes. I also look forward to trying that edamame dip!


over 5 years ago WinnieAb

Thank you so much everyone! I adore the food52 community and I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity to be featured here!


over 5 years ago shayma

yay yay yay yay (pardon my excitement but i *adore* Winnie!) congrats, winnie, much deserved. best wishes so happy to see you featured here! xo shayma


over 5 years ago J-Dizzle

I can't wait to try the Edamame Dip! It looks like springtime in a bowl! Mmmm. Thanks!


over 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

That is a fabulous, informative, and yummy blog! Thanks Winnie!


over 5 years ago TasteFood

Great blog! Go Winnie!


over 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

One of my favorites :) Yay, Winnie!


over 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Such well deserved praise. Winnie's blog is a wonderful thing. And her Turkey Pho is amazing.