Welcome To My Kitchen

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Howdy!  I’m Denise.  I am so glad you stopped by to visit today! If we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet let me be the first to welcome you to my kitchen!  Here are a few fun facts about me.  I am a totally foodie nerd.  I love to cook and I love to eat and I’ve been told I have a thing for reading cookbooks like a good novel. 


The purpose of this blog is to help you be able to have a healthy lifestyle. I post new recipes, tips and articles to help you on your health and wellness journey. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and stay a while! Feel free to have a look around. Below you will find a little bit more about me and the most recents blog posts.

In 2012, a minor illness quickly turned into a MAJOR problem.  After years of illness that should have resolved own it’s own and didn’t, I began extensively researching food, diets and eating habits that would help to restore my health.  And that’s how The Healthetarian Woman was born.

1. Who Am I REALLY?

Food is my love language.  I am wife to my best friend, mother to a fantastic daughter,  and  grandmother to my so special three year old grand daughter.  I am also a child of God, daughter, aunt, friend and wear SOOO MANY other hats!  I am a foodie at heart and have enjoyed cooking, baking, menu planning and all things related to food for as long as I can remember!

When I am not creating recipes, in the kitchen cooking and baking and devoping yummy things for you, I love to spend time with my family and friends, read, sew and crochet, garden and just enjoy the beautiful life God has given me!

2.  What Does Healthetarian Mean To Me

For me, a healthetarian lifestyle means eating a clean, whole foods diet as much as possible.  I am NOT vegan or vegetarian by any means.  Although I do eat both types of meals from time to time.  I tend to stay away from foods that cause me digestive discomfort and love my body with foods that don’t.    Sometimes it is gluten-free, sometimes it is meat-free, some-times it is dairy- or soy-free.  And sometimes it is none of those, because hey, I LOVE TO EAT, even if it’s bad for me.

You will find that almost none of my recipes on this blog contain ground beef, regular beef ,greasy, oil-laden or fried foods. Those are foods that causes me digestive discomfort.

“There are days when I feel the best of me is ready to begin.  Then there are days when I feel I’m letting go and soaring on the wind.  But I’ve learned in laughter or in pain how to survive, I get on my knees….” Do you ever feel that way?  These are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs that basically sums up my life on a daily basis living with chronic illness.

3.  My Journey To Wellness & How It All Started…..CLICK HERE to read the rest of my story.

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