The Holistic Chef Blog

Exploring the culinary world with organic, whole foods

3 Unique Farmers Market Finds

  I find myself spending more and more time at the Farmers Market these days. As summer draws near, the stalls are filling up with fresh vegetables, leafy greens and juicy stone fruit. If you are a chef or food [...]

4 Decadent Dairy-Free Soups

Many pureed soups are made with milk, butter or cream—or a combination of all three—which is disappointing for those of use on a dairy-free diet. But it’s a common misconception that these ingredients are required to achieve a smooth and [...]

Menu Planning: Part 2, Get Organized

In Menu Planning: Part 1, I shared some of my favorite cookbooks—and recipes within those books—to help you plan simple, healthy meals for the week. But it doesn't end there! In today's world, recipes are everywhere. You can find them on [...]

Menu Planning: Part 1, What’s For Dinner

Most New Years resolutions revolve around food! Whether you want to eliminate dairy, have more energy or feel better in your body, the solution starts in the kitchen. But cooking every night can be tough—and time consuming. Next thing you [...]

My Green Juice Recipe

I have told you all before how much I love green juice. I did a short juice fast early last year which really showed me just how great homemade green juice can taste. I was able to complete a 30 [...]

Vegetable Techniques – Asparagus

I LOVE asparagus!  And most people do. Except the kids at the house I cook for. They all did the asparagus pee test and the kids totally could smell the difference the next morning after I made asparagus for them. [...]

Vegetable Techniques – Cooking Broccoli

Broccoli is a great vegetable in that it is pretty easy to prepare and has a mild flavor. I like to use a two step cooking method that starts with quickly blanching it in boiling water, this helps to soften [...]

Chicken Stock from Scratch

This recipe is a combination of a rich chicken bone broth and a vegetable stock. I use this as the base for all my soups and well as sipping on a hot mug of it during cold winter months. It [...]