• The Enlightened Kitchen is a family of four. One of us has been vegitarian since birth, the rest of us have dabbled in it. Our goal is to eat as cleanly as we can while teching our boys that healthy food is not only good for you, but tastes great as well. My name is Jessica and I have lost 50 lbs by making healthy changes to my diet and adding biking to my lifestyle.

    Get out there with us and get to know your food, and thanks for stopping by!

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Foodie Pen Pals – New foods, new friends

This month I participated in my first ever Foodie Pen Pal exchange, the brain child of The Lean Green Bean. I ran across this last month and it looked like so much fun, and it was! How it works: Lindsay pairs you up with another foodie. You spend around $15 and send a package to … Continue reading

Guilt free banana ice cream

I’ve seen this done on a bunch of YouTube videos and have been dying to try it myself. The other day my local co-op had over ripe bananas in the mark down bins. I grabbed a bunch. Well many bunches to be exact! I brought them home, peeled them, cut them into 2-3″ sections and … Continue reading

Scott’s balsamic cherry tomatoes

My husband came up with this recipe a few years ago when we had cherry tomatoes coming out our ears. This is best if you let it marinade in the fridge for a few hours to overnight, but its excellent fresh too.  Ingredients 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbs Olive Oil … Continue reading

Clean Orange Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

My husband worked late tonight so I took this opportunity to make a meat dish. I had some broccoli that I picked up from the farmers market yesterday and some organic chicken breast so what do you make? Orange chicken of course. Ingredients Olive oil – enough to coat pan 1 inch nub of ginger … Continue reading

New Omega Vert juicer!

My mom is the BEST and spoils me rotten. Thanks, mom!!

Ruby Tuesday – a beautiful red juice

This morning I went to the fridge and just started pulling things out. This is what I came up with and deemed the Ruby Tuesday. In your juicer add: 1/2 a large beet 1 apple (with a red skin) 1/4 lemon 2 carrots 1 handful of red grapes 1/2 a large red pepper This may … Continue reading

Coconut Panang Curry

Everyone in our home loves curry, even the little guys. Our favorite is probably massaman but because we order it at a local restaurant so much, our taste buds are expecting something particular and we haven’t been able to recreate it. Last week I took a trip to the Asian market in town and picked … Continue reading

Jucing a Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe ranks right up there on my list of favorite fruits. As a child my Gram Ruth would buy bags of frozen melon balls and I would grab a cup and eat them on a nice summer day. This week as I made my way around the farmer’s market I was delighted to see cantaloupe … Continue reading

Frozen grapes, Rainier Cherries, and avoiding the work candy bowl

Most people say they have a sweet tooth or that they crave chips, me, I love them both. I’ve been working really hard to replace the daily treats of mini candy bars and Hershey kisses with something better. It was really, really hard. I work in a small office of about 20 employees. There are always at … Continue reading