65. Health Hacks in Your Kitchen and Garden

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65. Health Hacks in Your Kitchen and Garden

65. Health Hacks in Your Kitchen and Garden

Chef Mary Cuclis draws from her Greek heritage and culinary training in Hong Kong to show how food can support wellness and deliciousness at the same time. 

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θρέψη — Threpsi (Nutrition )



In this episode: 

Mary Cuclis was sown in Texas but grown overseas, where she first began to recognize cuisine as a cultural door. Growing up with her Greek family in London, Moscow, Hong Kong and Houston solidified a lifelong curiosity to open as many of these doors as possible. In her Papou’s garden, which they tended together from childhood, she learned to cultivate local ingredients and to seek freshness in every dish.

Her culinary career began in Alvin Leung’s Bo Innovation, a 3 Michelin star Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong. After returning to Houston, Mary was one of the opening team members of Pondicheri, where she would spend the next 8 years exploring the breadth of Indian spices, acquiring new cooking techniques and planning events of all kinds.

In 2020, Mary founded Kriti to begin her adventure as a private chef and caterer for the Houston area.

Today on Kefi L!fe Mary shares her background and shares easy health hacks to support wellness and deliciousness. 


  • The five flavors of food
  • How to make your own Tahini
  • What’s the starting point for cooking creatively for wellness
  • What is the 6-year taste cycle?
  • Is cooking seasonally the key to creating a delicious meal?


HEALTH HACKS that make you feel better. 

The following spices heal various symptoms:

  • Turmeric
  • Fennel
  • Cumin
  • Peppercorn
  • Clove
  • Oregano


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