Welcome to In the Kitchen!

I’m Julie – a chef, registered dietitian and cookbook author with a HUGE passion for food and good cooking.

I believe the best way to eat well is by cooking with whole food ingredients, preparing them in simple ways and enjoying food in community. My cooking style is fresh, wholesome, comforting and all-inclusive. My greatest passion is helping others build confidence in the kitchen and taking the “chore” out of cooking, one recipe at a time.

So join me In the Kitchen! I'll be using this space to share recipes, cooking videos and photos of goodies I create to support us being healthier together.

Stick around – you’ll find something new and delicious each week!


Julie Andrews

Food & Nutrition Consultant | Cookbook Author | Chef & Food Media Expert | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Food Photographer, Food Stylist & Recipe Developer | Food & Nutrition Writer

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Are you a pumpkin spice latte fan? Better known as a PSL, this fall-inspired latte has become a coffee icon! While the coffee shop version tastes delicious, you can save calories AND $$ by making your own at home. My version has real pumpkin puree, your favorite brewed coffee, real maple syrup and vanilla extract,…
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Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I am always looking for new and fun ways to enjoy tacos. These sweet potato-stuffed tacos are full of flavor from the homemade taco spice mixture and are packed with nutrition from the sweet potatoes, black beans and ground turkey. Even the toppings provide nourishment (I’m talking avocado, salsa and plain Greek yogurt)! What makes…
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Chicken Fricassee

It’s the time of year for healthier comfort food! Sometimes that means a warm bowl of soup, a cozy casserole or a mug of hot cocoa. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there are easy ways to lighten up your favorite comfort food dish. Chicken Fricassee is a classic stewed chicken dish with…
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Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? We’ve taken classic mac and cheese and made it a bit healthier with a lighter cheese sauce and loads of broccoli (but equally delicious). We also baked them up in a muffin tin to make them into portion-sized cups, perfect for school lunches! You could easily use other vegetables…
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Global Food in Five: Tofu Sisig

I’m excited to share the next recipe in our Global Food in Five series: Tofu Sisig! This recipe has crispy tofu, lots of mushrooms, bell pepper and onion, plenty of chilies and a creamy, umami-rich sauce to bring it all together. I like to serve it over a bed of brown rice or quinoa to…
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Cinnamon Date Steel Cut Oats

Are you an oatmeal fan? I sure am. Especially in the fall and winter months when the weather becomes brisk and I want something cozy and satisfying to start the day. This oatmeal is extra special because it’s made with chopped dates, apples, cinnamon and vanilla so it’s extra delicious. The recipe calls for steel…
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