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Applesauce Oatmeal

Braised Celery and Tomato

Carrot Pancakes with Salted Yogurt

Classic Italian Lasagna

Easy Crustless Quiche

Healthy Beef, mushroom, and spinach calzones

Herbed Orzo with Feta

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (for Chicken pot pie with biscuits)

Olive Oil Braised Vegetables

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Roasted Broccoli Soup

Savory Bread Pudding With Kale and Mushrooms

Shakshuka With Feta

Sweet potato fries

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Veggie Loaded Lentil Soup

Zucchini Pancakes


Photograph of Katherine BurtKate Gardner Burt, PhD, RD is an assistant professor at Lehman College and a registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist. She teaches courses in community and public health nutrition and cultural food and sustainability. Dr. Burt’s research broadly aims to reduce racial and ethnic inequities in community food systems in the Bronx and NYC as a whole. She does this by exploring strategies to strengthen efforts to grow food locally and improve community cohesion and social connectedness to build a more just food system. She also aims to reduce inequities in food systems by increasing opportunities for low-income people of color to excel in dietetics and food-focused careers. She takes a mixed methods, community-based approach to research and currently works with several New York City based non-profit organizations. Dr. Burt received her BS in film and television from Boston University and her MS in exercise physiology and nutrition, RD and PhD in food and nutrition policy from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her first cookbook was published in 2015 by Sterling Publishers, a subsidiary of Barnes and Noble.