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

Black Bean Tostadas

I’m here sharing yet another delicious plant-based recipe! This time it’s a recipe for Black Bean Tostadas, which take only a few minutes to make. They’re customizable, easy, nutritious and will please the entire family. Let’s get cooking!    
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Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

One of my favorite easy chocolatey treats to enjoy on Valentine’s Day are dark chocolate-covered strawberries. They’re so easy to make and are much less expensive to whip up than buying pre-made. Plus, it’s a fun activity to do with your loved ones! They also only require a few simple ingredients Dark chocolate chips, chunks…
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Italian ‘Meat’balls

It may seem impossible to make meatballs without meat. But, I promise – it’s possible AND delicious! In this version, I made Italian-inspired ‘meat’balls using mostly plant-based ingredients. Read on to learn how to make them yourself! Ingredients you’ll need to make meatless ‘meat’balls: White beans: I typically use cannellini beans, but you can use…
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Lentil Bolognese

If you’re not familiar with lentils, don’t fret! They’re easy to cook with, they take on the flavors of the dish you’re cooking and are packed with nutrition. In this recipe, I swapped out ground meat for lentils to make a vegetarian version of classic Bolognese sauce. It’s full of tomatoes, garlic, fresh and dried…
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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

I love squash so I celebrate all winter long by making all sorts of squash recipes, including spaghetti squash with meaty tomato sauce, mashed cinnamon winter squash and butternut squash black bean chili. My latest favorite is this maple roasted acorn squash! It’s a super simple recipe with only 5 ingredients and a couple of…
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Mushroom Kale Crustless Quiche

There is no better feeling than having breakfast prepped and ready for the week ahead. Whether you’re traveling in to work or working from home, it’s nice to have a protein- and veggie-rich breakfast ready to go that helps you start the day on a nutritious foot. Egg bakes/casseroles, egg cups/muffins, frittatas and this crustless…
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