About Me

I’m Winnie Abramson. I am the recipe developer, writer, and photographer here at Healthy Green Kitchen. I launched this blog in May of 2009 and it’s where I fuse my interests in home cooking, nutrition, green living, and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes on the blog, as well as my adventures in organic gardening, backyard chickens, and beekeeping.

I am the author of a book called One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life. Recipes of mine have also appeared in 3 other books: my Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado, and Goat Cheese was published in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook (Andrews McMeel, 2010); two of my recipes were published in The Food52 Cookbook (William Morrow, 2011) and my recipes for Dandelion Greens Salad with Ramps, Bacon, and Blue Cheese and Spring Vegetable Curry with Ramp Cilantro Chutney were published in Ramps: The Cookbook (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012).

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My parents owned the famed restaurant The Quilted Giraffe in New York City when I was growing up, and I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember. After college, I spent five years studying naturopathic medicine at Seattle’s Bastyr University: I graduated with a doctorate in 1998. After practicing for several years, I changed gears to focus on writing. I live in upstate NY with my husband, two kids, and many pets, including a flock of laying hens. I love sharing my experiences in and out of the kitchen and I hope to inspire others along the way.

In addition to the recipe development I do for my blog, I’ve worked as a Brand Ambassador and I have also created original recipes for companies including D’Artagnan, Dreamfields Pasta, Honeyridge Farms, Marukome Miso, The National Onion Association, Haas Avocadoes, and Carapelli Olive Oil. My work has been featured on numerous sites including Fine Cooking, food52, The Kitchn, The New York Times, and MindBodyGreen. My food photography regularly appears on sites such as Foodgawker and Tastespotting.

I am very picky about the products I review/giveaway on my blog. That said, if you have a high quality product that is truly a good fit for my readers, I’d be happy to discuss ways I can help you promote it. (Please note, however, that I am not under any obligation to post a review of every product I receive). I do not write positive reviews in exchange for products; I will always express my honest opinions. In addition, I always include disclosure statements that specify the nature of my relationship with each brand I work with, per FCC regulations.

I’d also love to discuss your recipe development, food writing and/or food photography needs. If you’d like to partner with me, please email me at winnieAThealthygreenkitchenDOTcom.