Chef. Mom. Chef Mom. Journalist. Nutrition Nerd.
Hi there and welcome to Edible Times!
In the very least here, you’ll find reliable recipes tested by the resident chef (me).
But I hope you get much more.
Confidence in cooking. Assurance from community. Joy in reading. Power from knowledge gained enabling you to nourish, nurture and heal you and your family with food.
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Cheers + be well,
Food is the best medicine, and moderation is the secret magic of longevity. At home and for my clients, I use fresh ingredients, no funny stuff and plenty of flavor. Recipes here will often work within the parameters of several healing diets including Paleo, Keto, Whole 30 and GAPS/SCD (Gut and Psychology Syndrome/Specific Carbohydrate Diet). Many recipes found online that claim to adhere to real ingredients or foster low blood sugar actually do the opposite.
What you won’t find here are recipes calling for an abundance of overly processed starches, artificial sweeteners and vegetable oils. But don’t worry – there are plenty of easy, scrumptious desserts and French macaron troubleshooting, too! I truly and firmly believe EVERYONE can and should learn to cook!
But that’s not to say you have to cook every meal! If you live in the Boise, Idaho area, take a trip here to learn about culinary offerings from Edible Times Culinary Service. Yes, there can be dinner (and even cake!) delivered to your doorstep.
As a career transition in my late twenties, I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Along the way I had the honor of working in the kitchen at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro in Napa Valley. Leading up to my time at the CIA, I served guests at the beloved California bakery SusieCakes, and worked for award-winning executive chef Chad Johnson at Sidebern’s in Tampa (now Haven).
I grew up on the stage and after graduating from Florida State University with a media studies degree and unofficial minor in dance, I went on to perform professionally. Moving to Los Angeles, California I danced in live shows at Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theatre and went on to play the Witch’s Mother in the original Chicago cast of the hit musical Wicked (good times!). When the journalism bug bit, I put my media degree to good use covering the news for Fox 4 in Southwest Florida.
The Mission Here
The journey for truth and holding the powerful accountable will continue here in my Nutrition Expedition series (coming soon!). Hype and misleading headlines often muddy the proverbial waters when it comes to the question of what to eat. So do government policy and
yikes! politics. With a few tools in my belt, including a couple certified nutritionist friends, I’ll cut through the bull and serve up the truth in food news and policy.
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