ABOUT ME

Kim Kitchen

Thank you for stopping by and showing interest in my work!  My name is Kim.  I'm a dietitian who loves hockey, water sports, and dance!  I grew up in downstate NY then moved to the Berkshires after marrying my business, travel and life partner. After almost 4 years of marriage we decided to quit our jobs and travel the world! After traveling, tasting, exploring, getting lost and found; we made a big leap and moved to CA.

Most of the time you can find me dancing in the kitchen, and making my family and friends wait to eat as I capture food through my lens.  My passions are traveling, seeing the world, and learning about different cultures.  I believe in a balanced life, both in the food we eat and the work we do.  I started cooking when I was very young (if only I could find that super slicer infomercial my brother and I filmed).  Having a diverse background made cooking with my family interesting and fun.  When cooking, I usually do not use a recipe as I enjoy dreaming up flavor combinations, and in the words of my mother, adding a little of this, and a little of that.  The journey from creation to recipe is always a little messy, stressful, and fulfilling.  The biggest lesson I have learned in the kitchen is that organization is key.  Hopefully, I can provide some useful tips and inspiration along the way.

My approach to food and nutrition:

I have worked both in hospitals helping patients get the nutrition they need, and in my community teaching kids that cooking is fun!  Over time, I have seen the importance of arming people with good nutrition information.  However, most people know what is healthy…so what’s the issue?  Many people do not have the time or energy to create recipes and meal plans.  Giving sound nutrition information is important, but for me, the fun part is cooking and being creative.  I like the 80/20 approach to food.  Do the best you can 80% of the time, and loosen up and enjoy the foods you love 20% of the time.  That being said, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition.  On my website you will find recipes that fall into a variety of categories and lifestyles.  When I moved to MA, I was exposed to alternative and integrative approaches to health and nutrition.  This includes mindful eating and meditation.  (I know, I know…) But stick with me and I may change your mind!

Recipes:

Some of my recipes will include additional information such as:

  • Tools: Items needed to create the dish

  • Organization: Some recommendations to get ingredients ready before throwing things in a pot

  • Notes: Additional recommendations, or substitutions for the recipe