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Vanessa Kane-Alves, RDN, LDN
1101 Beacon Street, 4W, Suite 6
Brookline, MA 02446
t: 617.834.2994

1101 Beacon Street Suite 4W
Brookline, MA 02446

This site is a hope-filled guide for you brave souls on your own journey or as a witness to another's journey to eating disorder nutrition recovery and prevention. It is also a place for those of you who are relearning how to care for yourself and/or your family with food to find tools and inspiration to keep going. Vanessa Kane-Alves is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist who provides nutrition counseling services for adults and children with a nutrition related medical or mental health concern. She offers mentoring and teaching to dietitians interested in this practice area of nutrition.


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There is no shortage of cookbooks, recipes and blogs available. Here are a few of my favorites for inspiration to get you started cooking.

Green Mountain at Fox Run–their chefs have written a recipe blog that complements their non-dieting, mindful eating approach.

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook by Ellyn Satter, MS, RDN, MSSW – I appreciate the tone of the book that is full of practical guides and easy recipes that call on us all to adjust our expectations and not be food snobs so that we can get into the kitchen and start cooking. She reminds us how much dedication it takes to get meals on the table, day in and day out. And, how much of an impact this has on the emotional, physical, social and I would add, spiritual health of ourselves and our families. I love this book.

Food to eat: guided, hopeful and trusted recipes for eating disorder recovery by Lori Lieberman, RD, MPH, CDE, LDN & Cate Sangster.

The Barefoot Contessa – so many of her recipes are simple and use ingredients I typically have on hand. It’s rare that I make a recipe of hers that doesn’t turn out and that my family doesn’t enjoy. I am often adjusting ingredients a bit to make it right for our family’s taste preferences and nutrition needs.

Cooks Illustrated - I love their appreciation of food, their sense of adventure with recipe testing and the equipment reviews.

Grocery & Meal Delivery

Cooking Resources

Knife Skills 101 Class at

Food Safety

Basics about preparing, cooking and storing food safely.