- Teaching folks how and why to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet. Cooking recipes found in cuisines around the world makes that an adventure not a chore.
- Inspiring people to eat locally-grown foods all year long. Because most of us (like me) live in a place that has winter (like Wisconsin) this includes lessons on food preservation.
- Helping families reclaim food-sanity around mealtime. By using strategies and trickery I have tested on my own kids and students, I am confident that even the pickiest of eaters can enjoy healthy foods.
I’m Lisa Kingery, MS, RD—a public health registered dietician, culinary educator, and master food preserver. I have spent most of my career developing healthy cooking programs that teach kids and families how to cook and eat more healthy, whole plant foods. Food is what brought me to dietetics and remains the one issue in public health about which I am steadfastly passionate.
Before dietetics, I was an English teacher who lived in Japan and traveled the world. Through my travels, I collected lots of tasty recipes which I hope to share with you. Most world cuisines are plant-based, using meat as a flavoring. Visiting different cultures and countries through food, is not only a culinary adventure, but it also makes eating healthy much easier.
I now live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my husband and two girls. While I do a lot less international travel, (mostly family pilgrimages to my husband’s homeland, India) the culinary adventures continue. When I’m not teaching, writing, cooking, creating new recipes or preserving foods, you’ll find me in my yard gardening with edibles, shopping at farmers markets, or exploring ethnic restaurants and grocery stores.
Contact me if you are in need of food and nutrition expert. I offer services in nutrition and culinary education, consulting, writing, lecturing and media appearances. You can reach me at foodrightmke at gmail dot com or visit my website www.localglobalkitchen.com for more information.