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Eat to Thrive

About BOTANICAL KITCHEN

Botanical Kitchen gives you the “how to” skills to bring vibrant, flavourful and nourishing food to your table. A sensible and flexible choice for people cooking for different dietary needs, food allergies, preferences and therapeutic eating. We focus on anti-inflammatory foods with a functional nutrition approach.

We offer two monthly memberships, Chef’s Table  +  Whole Plant Life, providing weekly menus, nutrient-dense recipes and meal ideas using in-season ingredients.

Botanical Kitchen helps people to eat locally grown food empowering them to cook with confidence and eat to thrive. Our memberships provide a blueprint to fill in the gaps in healthcare recommendations for dietary changes and support practitioners, patients and clients. 

We support and collaborate with sustainable farms, small businesses and local food systems. We advocate for the importance of diverse chemical-free farms growing vibrant food and healthy communities. 

Our recipes provide a functional nutrition focus to support vibrant health. We believe nourishing food is the best medicine. 

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HEALTH & FOOD VISION

Botanical Kitchen is on a mission to help fill the gaps in our health care systems by empowering people to use food as medicine and eat to thrive.

Our monthly memberships feature weekly recipes, meal ideas and resources that inspire in-season sensible cooking with a functional nutrition approach to support vibrant health.

Botanical Kitchen memberships follow the seasons, farmers markets & CSAs to support farmers & help communities cook locally with confidence. Taste the seasons & eat vibrantly.

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About KARINA HINES

Karina Hines is a functional nutrition chef, culinary educator and founder of Botanical Kitchen. Committed to supporting people with therapeutic diets, Karina creates sensible and affordable recipes that are adaptable for people with food allergies and dietary needs. She lists ingredient swaps and substitutions so her recipes are accessible and honour food preferences.  

While she advocates for eating in-season and sourcing from local farms, she encourages everyone to work with what they have available. “Buying frozen fruits and vegetables is great as they are just as nutrient-dense.” KH

Botanical Kitchen is her dream and vision of how she can help improve our relationship with food and sustainable farming to improve our health.

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BOTANICAL KITCHEN FOUNDER EDUCATION

CULINARY ARTS
Karina is a self-curated chef who has taken formal courses and experiential cooking classes across seven different countries.  She cooked in the Mediterranean for ten years and learned Italian, Spanish, French, Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. 

Returning to her native Australia, Karina studied Japanese and Asian fusion cuisine and cooking with native herbs and spices. In the US, she studied seasonal New England foraged foods, medicinal plants and mushrooms. In the southeastern states, she explored regional flavours, heirloom grains, creole and cajun fusion. Aligned with her love of plants and her focus on balanced nutrition Karina is certified in cooking elevated plant-based cuisine.

HOLISTIC TRAINING
Karina has devoted her life to learning and studying food, plants and the art of healing; her formal studies include Functional Nutrition Counselling, Herbalism & Botanical Medicinals, Aromatherapy, Introductory Ayurveda, The Gut-Brain Connection and Food as Medicine. 

AGRICULTURAL STUDIES
Karina firmly believes that nutrition begins in the soil. She has a deep reverence for nature’s structure and dirt magic.

A true plant nerd, she loves gardening and has studied Permaculture, Edible & Medicinal Landscapes, Mushroom Cultivation and Bio-dynamic Agriculture to deepen her understanding.

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PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

Dr Ron Weiss – Ethos Primary Care – Whole Food Plant-based
Ethos Farm Project, NJ
The Pfeiffer Center at Threefold Community Biodynamic Farm, NY
Farmers to You, VT

Maine Federation of Farmers Markets, ME
Rosemont Markets, ME
Boston School of Herbal Studies, MA
Market 2 Day – Greater Boston, MA
Botanical Anthology Journal & Magazine
Plymouth Library, MA
Drumlin Farm – Mass Audubon, MA

Wright Locke Farm, MA
SEGO Design Edible Landscapes, MA
Stroke Buddies & Stroke Survivors Community
Reversing Diabetes Community

 

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