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

Lemony Broccoli Pasta Salad

We are heading into the summer season in just a few short weeks, so I’m thinking about side dishes and light salads I can throw together for camping, potlucks and backyard BBQs. That’s where this lemony broccoli pasta salad comes into play! It’s made with whole grain (or veggie!) rotini, red onion, sunflower seeds and…
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Whole Wheat Pesto Pasta

This whole wheat pesto pasta is probably one of my favorite things to cook. It requires a few simple ingredients that provide immense flavor. Lemon, basil, garlic, olive oil – you simply cannot go wrong. Plus, it’s easy to make, comes together quickly and is plant-based! If you’re looking to make it vegan, use nutritional…
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Cheesy Polenta with Shrimp

Talk about comfort food! This cheesy polenta with shrimp hits all of the right notes – the polenta is creamy and cozy, the shrimp has a beautiful olive oil flavor and the greens are extra garlicky. And the best part? It comes together in about 25 minutes from start to finish. Let’s make it together.…
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Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

Nothing screams comfort food like a piping hot casserole dish filled with a savory beef and veggie filling and a smooth, creamy sweet potato topping. It’s time for Shepherd’s pie. While this might not be the traditional version, the filling has all of those yummy Shepherd’s pie ingredients and flavors with a bright and colorful…
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Creamy Asparagus Soup

What better way to celebrate spring than with a big bowl of creamy asparagus soup? And what I love about this soup is it’s a much lighter take on the typical creamy asparagus soup, but it’s still full of asparagus flavor, still has a fabulous creamy texture and is basically springtime in a bowl! Here’s…
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Curry Chickpea Salad Lettuce Cups

This curry chickpea salad is packed with flavor from the curry powder, lime juice, yogurt and cilantro. And when folded with crispy and spicy veggies and tucked into bright green lettuce cups, it’s healthy meal prep at it’s finest! While it’s absolutely delicious as-is, there are several ways to change things up and make it…
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