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Thank you for visiting Hunters Healthy Kitchen. This blog was originally created as a space for me to document my healthy culinary creations but has turned into far more. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and believe everything in moderation.

I am in my early 20’s and grew up in Westchester New York, 45 minutes from Manhattan.

Now I dream of eating gourmet dinners and drinking good coffee.

HuntersHealthyKitchenAs a young girl I was exposed to fine foods, my Grandma’s cooking, Mom’s love of food & fitness, and restaurants.  I also had the pleasure of living in Napa Valley, CA for 2 years where my love of food only grew. The food in Napa is truly unbelievable. This is partly because many of the restaurant chefs come from the Culinary Institute which is located in St. Helena, a great place to visit and try some food. Napa is all about fresh and local food, often farm to table, that is meant to inspire people. This is where I learned to love what food has to offer.

Eating healthy was not always an easy task for me. As a child I was overweight and spent much of my days over eating as well as snacking on sweets. Although my mother was a life coach in New York City who helped people lose weight through hypnosis she never pressured me to diet or told me that I was overweight. Eventually my habits began to change and I learned the word moderation, and as I grew the weight came off. I still have a sweet tooth (thank Dad) but now understand there needs to be balance.

This does not mean you won’t find butter, sugar, flour etc. in my recipes. Because, you will. However, when possible I do my best to cut down on the butter and substitute sugar for natural options such as honey or agave nectar. I do not believe in low-fat or processed versions of the real thing – have butter not margarine, which can be loaded with preservatives.

So, what is moderation?

There has to be a middle ground between eating healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, fish, healthy grains)  and enjoying what life has to offer. If you deprive yourself of these pleasures (sweets, pastas, bread) then you may overeat and indulge too much when the time comes. If you need to have dessert every night then learn to have a smaller portion. If you know you are going to have indulge at dinner because it is a special occasion then make sure you get to the gym that day. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.

Facts About Me

  1. I love cookies.
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  2. Spinning and hot yoga make me happy.
  3. I cook with my boyfriend, Ryan. 
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  4. We love to hike and the beach.
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  5. I worked as a Curves Coach for 2 years in college.
  6. Sometimes I struggle with moderation. (See #1)
  7. Farmers Markets make me smile. 
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Hope to hear from you soon!

~Hunter 

20 Comments on About Me

  1. ohiocook
    April 21, 2015 at 12:39 PM (2 years ago)

    Thank you for following my blog, look forward to catching up on yours and trying some of those fantastic looking recipes!

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    • RebeccaHunter
      April 21, 2015 at 12:40 PM (2 years ago)

      No problem, your blog looked great also! Thank you, let me know what you think!
      ~Hunter πŸ™‚

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  2. madiupwardbound
    April 21, 2015 at 1:09 PM (2 years ago)

    Napa Valley is amazing! Most of my relatives live there so I too have grown up around Napa! Thanks for the follow! Look forward to upcoming posts:)

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    • RebeccaHunter
      April 21, 2015 at 1:19 PM (2 years ago)

      Really? That’s amazing we are so lucky to be exposed to such a beautiful place. I love the food!! Thanks for following back!

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  3. Maria Schrank
    April 29, 2015 at 7:49 PM (2 years ago)

    Love this blog. Can’t wait to try some of the recipes!!!

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    • RebeccaHunter
      May 2, 2015 at 8:48 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Maria! I am so glad you liked the recipes you saw! Thank you for commenting!

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  4. Elise
    July 10, 2015 at 11:23 AM (2 years ago)

    Love your blog as it puts healthy and tasty food in same sentence!

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    • Rebecca Hunter
      July 10, 2015 at 12:34 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Elise! Me too. πŸ™‚

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    • Rebecca Hunter
      August 1, 2015 at 10:56 PM (2 years ago)

      Hello, thank you so much for nominating me! I will definitely check out your post.

      Hunter

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  5. norbertross
    August 22, 2015 at 10:12 PM (2 years ago)

    Hi Hunter, the more I look at it the more I love your bog – got a lot of inspirations for my own! Keep up the good work! norbert

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    • Rebecca Hunter
      August 23, 2015 at 7:04 PM (2 years ago)

      Hello Norbert,

      Thanks for stopping by Hunters Healthy Kitchen! Can’t wait to check out what you are doing on your blog as well.

      Cheers,

      Hunter

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  6. ohiocook
    September 1, 2015 at 5:30 PM (2 years ago)

    Thank you for dropping by my blog!

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    • Rebecca Hunter
      September 6, 2015 at 10:58 PM (2 years ago)

      No problem, right back at you!

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  7. apinchofseasaltblog
    September 30, 2015 at 8:05 PM (2 years ago)

    Thanks for following my blog πŸ™‚ Your site is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Rebecca Hunter
      November 18, 2015 at 10:41 AM (2 years ago)

      Hello! Thank you that was really kind of you. πŸ™‚

      ~Hunter

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  8. mvbarroeta
    February 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM (1 year ago)

    All your recipes look delicious and I love that you give them a healthy twist.

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    • Rebecca Hunter
      February 25, 2016 at 6:50 PM (1 year ago)

      Hi Maria! Thank you for commenting. Hope you enjoyed some of my recipes. Happy Eating!

      Reply

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