Kristina's food background ranges from running a European delicatessen / bakery and making pasta for an Italian restaurant, and is always expanding on her culinary education. Classes range from basic knife skills and bakery pastry arts to sushi and vegan/raw chef cooking.
Kristina lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, keeps active with weight lifting, running and chasing after her dachshunds, Basil and Rosemary. Follow her @spabettie or on Facebook.
This time of year, we see peeks of summer with sunny 80 degree days. With warmer weather and more outdoor activity, we often crave lighter foods. My spring and summertime meals often include smoothies and big salads - light foods, cool foods replace the comfort food we enjoy all winter.Even with most of our food choices being lighter, I still crave warm and hearty foods, whole grains with staying power. Bright sunny mornings have me opening all the windows and doors - letting the cool…