What is Healthy Thyme Cooking?

Think   Cook   Eat   Live

Healthy Thyme Cooking provides the following services based on a health supportive, holistic approach comprising of immune boosting meals tailored for an individual's specific needs, consulting in food education, nutrition, meal planning, kitchen pantry clean up and restock, cooking lessons and eating psychology.

With a nurturing approach, Marcella works with foods that are certified organic, free from genetic modification (GMO), whole, unprocessed, seasonal and local. Cooking with quality ingredients such as whole foods, fresh herbs and spices allows the palate to welcome all the beautiful and delicious flavorful components in each bite. The majority of the meals created are based on the Chinese Theory of the Five Elements called Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water implementing the concepts of eastern nutrition. Each phase within the Five Elements is associated with specific seasons, organ systems, colors, flavors, moods, foods, activities and emotions. Embarking on this food journey will allow each individual to discover who they are as eaters.

Think-We are what we eat, and in turn, what we feel. Preparation is the key to success. Think about the experience you would like to create and how you would like to feel afterwards. Think of some meals to prepare, create a shopping list and head on out to your grocery store. Once you have meals in mind, the shopping will be so much easier and more exciting.

Cook-Food preparation will set the tone of how the meals will be cooked. Working off your menu plan, you can start to wash, chop and store the ingredients you'll need for each recipe such as fresh produce, herbs, spices and condiments.

Eat-Create this time for "you". It's important to nourish our bodies and take the time to destress. To have optimal nutrient absorption and digestion, we must be in a calm state of mind and take our time to enjoy our meal. It takes your brain 20 minutes to register that the stomach is full.

Live-Create the Life You have Imagined. Surround yourself with people you cherish, enjoy amazing meals, take time to reflect on gratitude, hobbies you enjoy, good books, music and nice conversations.

Ingredients and The Meal
What People Are Saying

Marcella Guglielmo is one of the most talented and sweetest people know. She is an outstanding cook. She is a well studied and knowledgable person on health and wellness. She also has a huge heart and cares immensely about what she does!

Tuesday has become my favorite day of the week. For the past 2 1/2 years, Marcella has been cooking for me on Tuesdays. Before I met Marcella, I tried having other people come to my home to cook. My goal was to provide healthy meals for myself, my husband and my two daughters, and to help take some of the pressure off of me since my husband works long hours and travels quite a bit. The first two people I had cooking for me were lovely, but they were never quite able to find a food profile that my entire family enjoyed. On my third try towards finding someone to help in the kitchen, I met Marcella, which was life changing.

Marcella immediately asked questions about what foods we liked and from week to week took mental notes about who didn't like what flavors, herbs, etc. Marcella is always looking for feedback, positive or negative to make sure she is meeting our needs. Shortly after Marcella started working for us, my family was on board with eating the food she prepared. Additionally, my family, particularly my daughters, became open to trying new things, and although they may not like everything, they are still not deterred from trying. I believe this because they have developed a great respect for Marcella, and they listen to what she has to say about what each food has to offer.

Marcella is incredibly knowledgeable about using food as a health tool. I have learned so much from her about how we can eat our way towards being healthier and enjoying the food we are eating at the same time. This past year, I decided to join Marcella in the kitchen, and I am learning so much about cooking. I have always enjoyed cooking, but I have learned so much more. I have improved my knife skills, learned about flavor profiles, and have learned to work with what I have on hand and not to stress when I am missing an ingredient -- there is always a way to make it work!

When Marcella leaves my house, there are DELICIOUS protein and vegetable dishes, salad, smoothie and cut snacks which holds me for the week. My daughters are constantly grabbing snack bags of vegetables and fruit out of the refrigerator and arguing about who had an extra bag of peppers, strawberries, etc. -- which couldn't make me happier. Mostly when Marcella leaves my house, I feel as though I have just finished a therapy or spa session. To talk about health, learn about cooking, have a stock of healthy food on hand and to have spent several hours with an amazingly wonderful person is cathartic.

Marcella is a gem! There is no doubt that if you are lucky enough to work with her, you will share my sentiments.

What People Are Saying

Marcella is an outstanding Chef plain and simple. Her success lies not only in her knowledge of food but also shopping for it, to preparing even the most intricate dishes. Most importantly, an intense and sincere love for what she is doing in addition for her clients and their needs.

She has been preparing meals for me for well over 2 years now and is a pleasure to be around and very comforting. I've been battling ovarian cancer and was diagnosed in 2010. I had immediately sought out people who could give me the kind of nutrition that would help me combat this disease. Marcella has made this journey easy for me and everything she prepares is meticulously made and carefully chosen. Some dishes can be challenging and nothing short of superb and delicious. Diet is a major part of the process maintaining recovery. I couldn't do this without Marcella's skills, patience, enormous respect, affection and amazing talent. She is a true treasure.

Vivian Teich

What People Are Saying

Marcella is a pleasure to work with and is continually helpful. Our consultation was about two months ago and she is still helping me and giving me new ideas. Her cooking is delicious. At the consultation Marcella brought samples of her cooking. One of the meals she made was a carrot soup. I had my son with me at the consultation he asked for seconds and myself a person who doesn't like carrots now finds this to be one of my favorite meals. The meals are delicious and the recipes easy to follow. It has made eating healthy so much easier.

Thank you Marcella.

The Terranova Family

What People Are Saying

Marcella has proven to be a young lady of integrity. She's honest, diligent and nurturing towards others. She has a love for cooking healthy and tasty meals. I find her to be very creative with food, easily adjusting ingredients to personal tastes. I especially love her squash dishes, yummy, a delicious experience!

Delilah Miele