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Living Healthy Kitchen adds more luxury products available to chefs & home-cooks

Kitchen Icons - Coming Soon

 Thanks to the following vendors for joining our list of exclusive products that we now distribute.

Contact us at 507-895-2785  for more information on how to obtain these iconic products.


Maroon Heritage

HeartlandAmerican Range

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Make your project iconic~with our new services & products:

Kitchen Icons

Check out the Kitchen Icons Website at

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New “Living” Roof for Earth Berm Offices/Home

Earth Berm Sheltered Home-- New Earth Roof Over Head!

New Rubber Roof for Earth Sheltered Offices/Home Coming:
Roof-Top Exterior Kitchen and Roof-Top Garden!

View the full photo case study featuring Interstate Roofing and Firestone Building Products.

Learn more about the entire kitchen project at:

Check out the blog about our AGA Total Control Range– Jewel of the kitchen  (Directly under the roof-top garden–built by Affordable Green Dreams).

Ruth & Jeremy Chipps

Living Healthy Kitchen Featured on AGA Blog in England!

AGA Total Control supports healthy eating message in the US





Ruth & Jeremy Chipps

Kitchen Project. More updates here:

Chefs go wild about the new AGA Total Control Range and we are thrilled to have one.

For more about AGA Marvel and this impressive range that can execute ten different cooking methods at one time, visit:

Contact Jeremy for more information about AGA Marvel and Professional-style appliances for the home.

email:  Phone: 608-317-5700


Living Healthy Kitchen Renovation Design STAR Challenge!

Lahmayer  & Associates proudly announces:

LIVING HEALTHY KITCHEN BLOG — A unique kitchen renovation project with step by step highlights (living healthy theme). 

CHECK OUT THE DETAILS at the website:

View the Video Blogs here.

The Challenge: Fourteen Senior Designers from Western Technical College — located in La Crosse Wisconsin — innovated their vision of transforming an original kitchen in an earth–bermed home. Their task: Design an old–world theme balanced with modern culinary features.

Top winning designers will be featured in the upcoming posts.

  • AGA Marvel–Selected as top luxury appliance brand for the winning design
  • Other chosen vendors include Westwood Kitchens Custom Cabinetry, Neillsville, WI, Architectural Antiques – Minneapolis, MN, Vatland Custom Carpentry-Caledonia, MN and more.
  • Flooring (Dining, Kitchen, bathroom, hallway): New Mediterranea brand porcelain glazed tiles (Sandlewood – Driftwood) were purchased from ReStore Habitat and will help fund a new furnace for a Habitat for Humanity house being built in Mauston, WI.
  • Stay tuned for Video Blogs and more fun updates as the project progresses.


Summer Reflections & Fall Breakfasts


By Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RD

As the burnt orange oak leaves float to the ground, I’m reminded of how the passing seasons also bring about change in our eating regimens: The crock pot re-appears and 12-bean soup is on the menu; hot cinnamon oatmeal offers comfort on cool mornings and rich, colorful butternut squash spiked with cardamom nurtures our souls. One habit that’s universally important is having a morning meal—“breaking-the-fast”—as the name implies. Research has shown that children perform better in school and adults striving for a healthy weight are more successful if they regularly consume a healthy, balanced breakfast.

This summer we had a most enjoyable morning meal which included an array of local foods at Haven on the Bay Bed & Breakfast in Red Bay, Ontario. Innkeepers Ruth & Gord Henrich served us whole grain muffins, local berries, scrambled eggs and fresh harvested mushrooms. The amazing coffee was made from “green” beans roasted minutes before grinding and brewing. The nourishing breakfast provided excellent fuel for the breathtaking hike we took on the Bruce Trail. (See photo).

Our hike on Bruce Trail, Ontario Breakfast at Haven on the Bay Local Fruit - Haven on the Bay

Another fantastic breakfast was at Melwel Lodge on Big Basswood Lake, Ontario. Our host served up a hearty traditional breakfast that kept us humming all day. The old-fashioned oatmeal was stick-to-your ribs good– Thanks Don!  Melwel is an incredible place–it feels as if you’ve stepped back in time at this historic lodge with comfy cabins and an incredible view of the lake.
View from Melwel Lodge Cabins Melwel Lodge, Ontario, Canada Cabin - Melwel Lodge

Yes, fall has arrived but our memories of summer and satisfying meals in the morning are still with us… every day.

What was your morning meal today?

Be well,


New Medicare Bill Passes—Dietitians Celebrate!

-New bill offers opportunity for expanded Medicare coverage for preventive medical nutrition therapy-


 As a registered dietitian, I’m joining my colleagues in a collective high-five today—the new Medicare bill passed yesterday! This means that we can now begin to approach more coverage for medical nutrition therapy services (MNT). Nutrition counseling has been proven to play a major role in preventing conditions such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, obesity and diabetes.

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The Business of Translating Science


Nutrition and health has become prominent in the minds of consumers, while healthcare and businesses are searching for economical ways to help keep people healthy.  The role of nutrition and health communications is a vital piece of the puzzle—a virtual global positioning system.  Read the rest of this entry »

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