Author Archives: Chris

About Chris

I am a personal chef and cooking instructor with a deep and personal interest in healing with whole foods. I started Lost Arts Kitchen so I could share what I have learned about preparing real food on a real budget while living a real life.

Thanksgiving Menu (gluten-free, mostly paleo)

I am feeling especially grateful that this Thanksgiving, my daughter can enjoy everything at the table. After nearly two years of maintaining a very low carb diet to control her seizures, over the last month or so, she has been … Continue reading

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Salmon and Cauliflower Curry, a Nutritional Powerhouse

This salmon and cauliflower curry is one of my favorites. It became a mainstay one summer solstice. I always like to prepare yellow and orange foods on the solstice, to celebrate our life-giving Sun. I wanted to make a bright … Continue reading

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Food Heals!

A little over two years ago, my health went into a serious decline. I was tired all the time. I had chronic pain throughout my body. My memory had become completely unreliable and I had trouble concentrating. I was losing … Continue reading

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In My Cocoon…

I am on a break from blogging and teaching while I work on some new possibilities. Come back soon, I promise to be back with some exciting announcements!

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Food Swap & Pot Luck with Kate Payne

I’m thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a food swap and potluck here on June 24th in honor of Kate Payne, author of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking and founder of the Brooklyn and Austin food swaps. … Continue reading

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Lost Arts Kitchen, in Cooking Light?

Kinda funny to see Lost Arts Kitchen mentioned in a magazine that would probably never publish one of my animal-fat laden recipes, but totally awesome to be included in this round-up of businesses that make Portland “one of the most … Continue reading

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Eating Local Meal Plan for Spring

Salad Greens & Asparagus in the Garden What I hope to illustrate with the following meal plan for next week’s Seven Days 100% Local challenge  isn’t so much that there are many delicious fresh foods you can pick up at … Continue reading

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A Week of (Almost) 100% Local Eating

The Seven Days 100% Local challenge calls for 100% local eating for the week of April 18th. We’re participating, sorta. In honor of the challenge and Earth Day, I’ll be blogging for the next week about eating local. Contrarian that … Continue reading

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Sweet Success with Sauerkraut

You know all about the health benefits of lactofermented foods like sauerkraut–how it aids digestion, replenishes essential gut flora, boosts the immune system–but maybe you’re nervous about leaving food out on the counter for several days or maybe you’ve tried … Continue reading

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My Elaborate Breakfast with Perfect Pre-cooked Pork Patties

I posted recently on my other blog about the new breakfast-in-a-muffin I’ve been experimenting with in an effort to reign in my usual lengthy breakfast prep routine. Well, the muffins are great, but I still like my morning routine, especially … Continue reading

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