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

Trail Mix Bars

I cannot possibly express in writing how good these trail mix bars are. But I will try and do my best because I want everyone else to experience them and love them just as much as I do! So let me just first say that this recipe has peanut butter in it. Whenever I say…
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Beef & Zucchini Lasagna

I used to have a massive garden that was often taken over by zucchini. I complained because it would outshine many of my other plants, but now I miss it! I haven’t had a garden for two years (and absolutely plan to build one next spring!) and I want to have so much zucchini I…
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Roasted Tomato Soup

It’s soup season! I mean, I eat soup year-round, but I get excited when the weather turns slightly cooler and curling up with a bowl of soup is a normal weekend activity. Which is why I’m coming to you with one of my favorite tomato soup recipes. It starts with tomatoes that are roasted with…
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Watermelon Mint Granita

What in the world is granita? Well, friends – I’m excited to tell you! If you’ve never heard of it or had it before, it’s a super simple frozen dessert reminiscent of shave ice (think of a ‘shaved’ snow cone) made from fruit. It’s cool, refreshing and a tad sweet, making an amazing end-of-summer treat!…
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Farmer’s Market Tomato Salsa

The end of summer is hands-down my favorite time of year for produce. Tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, zucchini, bell peppers and berries – so many options to make amazingly fresh recipes! I usually grow several types of tomatoes each year, and I love to make homemade salsa with jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and…
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Maple Berry Oatmeal

It’s officially back-to-school season. How did that happen so quickly?! I’m looking for ways to make breakfast easy and fast every morning. Sometimes I go for a smoothie or I make egg cups with veggies, a breakfast casserole or make-ahead breakfast sandwiches. And sometimes I go for overnight oats, and other times, especially as it gets cooler,…
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