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

Breakfast Tacos

I have a soft spot for breakfast food, and now that I’ve discovered how easy it is to make breakfast tacos at home, they’ve become a staple in my house. Not only are tacos… tacos, but I’ve figured out how to make them a healthful, balanced option for breakfast AND how to make the components…
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Spaghetti Squash with Meaty Tomato Sauce

Things are warming up a bit outside, but I’m not ready to give up winter comfort food. I’ve been making meals with spaghetti squash for several years now, and pairing it with a simple meaty tomato sauce is really my favorite way to enjoy it. Spaghetti squash is not only a lower carb alternative to…
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Tropical Banana Smoothies

I don’t know about you, but I generally have a full freezer, which generally consists of proteins, fruit and vegetables with a few other random convenience items. Lately I’ve been using up the frozen fruit to make smoothies, as it’s an easy way to get in essential nutrients without having to run to the store…
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Simple ways to nourish and support your immune system

Following a healthy, balanced lifestyle can help set you up for a strong immune system. While good nutrition and health don’t guarantee you won’t get sick from a bacteria or virus, it can potentially help you fight illness and recover quicker. Harvard Health suggests there are lifestyle measures we can take to support a strong…
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Build a better snack

Last week I posted about using pantry staples to make quick and nutritious meals and how to get kids involved in the kitchen. This week I am talking snacks and immune system (stay tuned for that blog – tomorrow!). Keeping snacks around that are tasty, satisfying and nourishing can sometimes seem impossible – especially with…
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How to get kids involved in the kitchen

With so many of us now working towards working from home (with kids!), most of us are also cooking more. This is the perfect opportunity to teach kids the basics of cooking and let them help out in the kitchen! Not only does this provide some relief for parents, but research shows kids who help…
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