In addition to my personal chef business I also enjoy writing The Healthy Gourmet column for the Rome News-Tribune in Rome, GA.   The Healthy Gourmet features information on food, healthy living tip, and recipes.  Here are some of articles I have written; enjoy them and feel free to try the recipes!


Bok Choy

Info on bok choy plus recipes for Stir Fried  Bok Choy with Sesame Seeds, Bok Choy Salad, and Five Spice Chicken Noodle Soup (with bok choy in it!)


Tips on how to grill safely and suggestions for marinade.

Grilling vegetables

Tips on how to grill many different vegetables.


Information on various types of mushrooms.

Mushroom Recipes

Features Italian Mushroom and Celery Salad, Thyme Mushrooms and Grilled Mushrooms with Hummus.


Features recipes for cilantro, parsley walnut, and rosemary pestos


Features a Thai Beef Salad and Pea. Mint, Radish and Arugula Salad

Snacking Well

Includes tips on snacking and a list of 50 and 100 calorie snacks.

The Skinny on Fats

Discussion of various fats and a Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce recipe.


Information on different kinds of beets along with using the juice, greens and roots.  Includes a recipe for no-cook beet salad.


A fruit that provides fabulous fat!  Includes recipes for a salad and a soup using avocado along with lots of history and info about avocados.


How to freeze along with 3 recipes including a blueberry salsa recipe.

Meatless Mondays

Ideas for ways to make at least one day a week meatless – healthy for you  and healthy for our environment!  And maybe you’ll be tempted to go meatless more days of the week!

Roasted Root Vegetables

An easy way to enjoy the savory tastes of root vegetables.


Iit’s not just for drinking!  Recipes for chicken, pork and sangria all using cider (or is that apple juice?)


How to tell if pears are ripe, interesting facts about pears, and 2 delicious pear recipes.

Salad dressings

How to be sure your salad is “dressed well” without all the fat and calories.

Healthy Mexican

Well, healthier than usual!  Includes recipes for pineapple salsa, shrimp ceviche, and soft chicken tacos.


Information and history about asparagus as well as ways to cook asparagus on its own along with recipes for 2 soups and a salad.


A bit of history about eggs, info on egg colors, and 3 great egg recipes!


Iinfo on gluten-free dietary needs with 3 recipes and suggestions for flour substitutions.

No cook dishes

perfect for hot summer days (or nights!) when you want to savor air conditioned comfort without heating the stove or oven!

Ravishing radishes

Interesting types of radishes, a bit of radish history, and 3 unusal radish recipes.

Small changes, Big Results

Ways to make small changes in your eating habits and lifestyle that can lead to big results in health and weight management.


Origin of spinach, why it’s good for you, properly storing spinach, plus 3 terrific recipes!

Summer squash

Defining different types of squash, some history on this native-American plant, and 2 recipes including a great squash carpaccio and a golden quiche!


A science lesson on these interesting receptacles with tons of fruits on each one.  You’ll have to read the article, and then enjoy the strawberry salsa recipe!