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THE OH! KITCHEN

Hi, I’m Kim, Healthy Food Blogger at The OH! Kitchen.  This is where you can find me sharing amazing recipes, cooking tips and info that will help you maintain a healthy weight and vibrant life.

 

My life partner and husband John is my inspiration for this blog as we have learned to completely makeover how we eat to keep both of us in optimal health for our life ahead following his unexpected heart attack last year.

 

Inside….
Home base for The OH! Kitchen is our north Phoenix home.  I spend most days in the kitchen juggling between the cooking area which houses an inadequate electric oven stove combo and my Sony Viao computer.  I wear Reebok toner shoes and have my I-pod cranking in hopes the combination will offset the time I spend sitting on my aging derriere.  I keep my notebook computer perched on the kitchen table instead of the untidy little desk area next to it so I can occasionally (ok, pretty darn often) drift out of work mode and watch the wildlife outside and the fish swimming in John’s aquarium.

The OH! Kitchen Office

The OH! Kitchen Office

Kim Millican's TheOH!Kitchen home office

The Best Office in the World

 

Outside…
I leave the sliding glass door open most of the time except during the hot summer months.  That way I can hear the dozens of birds enjoying the seed John gives them every morning. The rabbits that help keep our yard trimmed and the occasional squirrel, prairie dog, roadrunner and hawk that sneak over the edge of our pool for a drink of water are welcome distractions.  I truly have the best office in the world!

Gold Finches enjoying breakfast

Gold Finches enjoying breakfast

Rabbit Food

Rabbit Food

As I’m writing this, it’s a perfect 78 degrees with a beautiful breeze blowing through the wind chimes. All of our flowers are in bloom and the half dead plants and trees are courageously fighting back with new green sprouts from an unusually harsh desert winter.

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Recovering lemon tree and herb garden

Recovering lemon tree and herb garden

Priorities…
It’s so very tempting to shut off the computer and spend some time in the yard instead of the kitchen.  I resist the temptation today knowing that I have Tuesdays to play outside which is our special day with granddaughter Sophia.  She loves the yard and garden as much as we do and is already learning to tend plants while “working” side by side with Papa John.  One of these days she will probably catch one of the birds she chases in the yard with such unbridled toddler glee.  Sophia is a constant reminder to find wonder in the smallest things and that nothing is as important as setting your work and worries aside to just play with the people you love for awhile.  You never know when you might not get another chance – thank God John did!

 

This blog is about John’s second chance and the road to optimal health. You’ll find all of our family making guest appearances at The Oh! Kitchen as we continue to prioritize health in our lives.  And you’ll find great food for a better you!  It’s open 24/7 at http://www.theohkitchen.com.   We’re glad you’ve logged on to explore and create with us!

 

John and Sophie playing with bubbles

John and Sophie playing with bubbles

Hi, I’m Kim, Healthy Food Blogger at The OH! Kitchen. This is where you can find me sharing amazing recipes, cooking tips and info that will help you maintain a healthy weight and vibrant life. (more)

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