Ep. 300: Q & A: Recipe Development: How I find inspiration, the recipe creation process, exactly how long it takes from idea to recipe, mistakes I’ve made and more



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After 3 and a half years, The Healthy Mama Kitchen/Healthy Balanced Mama podcast has hit 300 episodes! Today we’re celebrating with a special topical Q + A based on listener questions all about recipe creation. Tune in to listen to Kris answer questions on: 

  • How does an idea start? Do you build from a flavor idea? Certain ingredient or protein choice? What is your inspiration– do you experiment first or do you usually have a plan? 
  • How long does your process from inspiration to completion take? 
  • How do you know an attempt isn’t quite right, and what are your common tweaks? 
  • When you feel like your dish is ‘missing’ something, how do you decide what that is? 
  • How do you know when a recipe is done testing?
  • What are your favorite recipes or cuisines to create, and least favorite?
  • What is a mistake you made early on that you have now perfected? 
  • Favorite resources on developing your palate? 


I’m giving away TWO copies of my favorite recipe creation resource- The Flavor Bible! 
 Here’s how to enter: 

  1. Leave me a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts if you haven’t! And if you have– you can still enter! These matter SO much to helping more busy moms find strategies to feed their families delicious and healthy meals. And no, you don’t have to leave me five stars, but please be kind 🙂 
  2. Follow me on Instagram @healthymamakitchenpod + @healthymamakris. 
  3. Leave a comment on the giveaway post on @healthymamakitchenpod letting me know you’ve entered. 

I will randomly choose two  comments a week from the date this episode airs (November 7) and tag you on Instagram if you’ve won! 

Fine Print: 
 • Giveaway is open to the US and Canada. 

• Giveaway is not sponsored- the books will be purchased and sent by me, to each of the two winners! 

 Happy entering! 


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