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Hi, I’m Kim Christensen, M.Om., Dipl.OM, L.Ac. I’m a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and owner of Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back before going to school and becoming a healthcare practitioner, Affairs of Living was my creative outlet while healing from chronic health issues. There's big changes coming to the site - it will soon be the home of my new health coaching practice! Stay tuned. 

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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Radio Interview on The Fresh & Local Show!

Exciting news! I'll be the featured chef on The Fresh and Local Showon AM950, this Saturday, August 1. The Fresh & Local Show is sponsored by the Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers Association and is in association with the always fabulous Minneapolis Farmer's Market. Each week hosts Susan Berkson, local food advocate, and Bonnie Dehn, the Minnesota herb lady, will interview local growers and experts to discuss things you need to know about nutrition, gardening practices and what to look for when buying healthier foods. During the Twin Cities' chef segment, they will interview chefs who believe in buying local and using the freshest foods.

This week, the guest chef is yours truly! I will be talking about my personal cooking journey, whole foods nutrition, and offering up ideas for using produce found at the market. I am really honored to have this opportunity, but I must admit, I'm a little nervous! The hosts of the show found my blog and really liked what they found here. So, they contacted me to be a guest on the show. I agreed immediately, and have been giddy ever since - talking about food is probably my favorite thing to do, so I can't really think of an activity that sounds like more fun! The thing I am looking forward to the most is having the rare opportunity to raise awareness about dietary restrictions and food allergies and intolerances, and discuss how coping with my own has influenced me to become more creative in the kitchen, all while healing from the inside out. Vegetables are powerful healing tools - I've never tasted more delicious medicine! As we all know, vegetables are the perfect solution for anyone's diet, whether you have dietary restrictions or not, but are especially helpful for those of us that have a lot of healing to do. I'm excited to share easy and delicious ways that people can shift the focus of their meals to the vegetable kingdom.

THE FRESH & LOCAL SHOW - Saturday, August 1, 8-9 am - AM950 (Minneapolis/St Paul metro area, Minnesota)
Click HERE for information on this week's guest line up!
Click HERE to check out past episodes!

My guest segment is at 8:45, but I recommend checking out the whole show - the guest lineup looks great! If you aren't in the Twin Cities area, you'll be able to listen to the program on their website, where past episodes can be streamed or downloaded as a mp3 files. For more info on The Fresh & Local Show, and to listen to or download past broadcasts, check out their page: http://www.mplsfarmersmarket.com/broadcast.php

Please join me Saturday morning if you live in the Twin Cities area, or check out the Fresh & Tasty website later to listen to the interview. Wish me luck!

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Reader Comments (4)

Congratulations!! How very exciting. I can't wait to listen to it online! (And I'm sure you'll be great) :)

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRicki

Thank you Ricki! It will be fun, I've never been on the radio before : )

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

It *will* be fun. We promise. And those turnip and carrot fries look really good.

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Berkson

Congrats--you will do great! I'll be listening :-) Good luck!


July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney
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