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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.