Happy Apple Natural Kitchen is my comfort writing food. A freelance writer, healthy recipe developer, teacher and most of all mama, I’m a dedicated endurance runner who dabbles in multisport. In the past, I fell into a lonely power struggle with food. It was something I feared, obsessed over, and defined myself by via attempts to control my consumption of it. I lost myself and my health, relationships, and focus suffered.

One day hitting rock bottom, it struck me with renewed clarity, it was time to let go.  I began learning to appreciate and understand food for what it is. It’s fuel. Sustenance. It’s a beautiful, powerful gift.  Communion. It’s a means to health when approached lovingly and moderately, and it’s meant to be shared. Since that moment of personal epiphany, I’ve been ravenous for information on cooking, healing, growing, and nutrition for training.

Knowledge provided a ladder out of a hole, but love transformed everything. Becoming a mom, I’ve reveled in the fascinating journeys and impact of  healthy food in a whole way. Sharing joyful preparation and appreciation alongside my little adventurous eater, I’ve been increasingly aware of the incredible, impact of positive role modeling. This significantly includes our relationship to food, but is most importantly about the way we love ourselves and each other.

I love experimenting in the kitchen. I love the bright colors, varied textures, and crisp sounds of produce on the cutting board. I love to bake. Obstacles present themselves, like finding time and respecting the piggybank. But, I love the creative search for solutions, and what’s more, I love writing about it all–the challenges, the trials, and the results. Maybe one day I’ll start a new journey pursuing formal culinary education. For now, I’m shooting to enjoy a life less processed, and to create delicious and nutritious, plant-based food that nourishes our active family and fits with busy days and careful budgets. For details on my work as a freelance writer, please visit my writing website at www.wendymcmillanwriter.com. 



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    Christina Gillen
    July 13, 2009

    I know I have found a treasure! Please keep adding the same deliciousness since I will keep coming back. I would love to see artichokes in the future.

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      Wendy McMillan
      July 14, 2009

      Then you will have them! Actually, I was utterly doubtful when Dave purchased a packet of artichoke seeds, but we have 3 strong plants growing now! Thanks so much for the kind words. : )

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    August 13, 2009

    So excited to follow you on your blog on your journey to becoming an official chef! What a great site!!

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    August 13, 2009

    Wendy – I think this is a great blog. Love all the good tips and such you add to your fun in the kitchen! The Banana Chocolate Chip cookies look awesome – must try those!

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    Christina Gillen
    October 15, 2009

    Wendy: I continue to be amazed at this blog’s quality and quantity of delicious topics!

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    Laurie Mizener
    December 4, 2009

    Wendy, I made the pumpkin cranberry bread using spelt flour and it turned out great!

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