I am about all things that lead to happy, healthy, and yummy! Last year, I started my journey down the road to building a better relationship with food. Then, a few months later, I also found myself at the beginning of what continues to be a long journey to manage an unexplained medical condition. To the extent that I can experiment with food to possibly find a correlation and manage the outcome, I’m game!
Ultimately, my goal is to achieve holistic health, including nutrition, body, and mind. My mission is to find healthy, wholesome foods that make delicious meals, fuel productive workouts, and support a happy life. These are my stories and recipes (literally!) for how I live my best life.
I am a cybersecurity compliance professional by day, formerly trained in law and music. I also have a background in teaching and customer service, and am a hobbyist at heart. Writing has always been an interest of mine (a former colleague used to call me “Jenn the pen”), though I didn’t realize until more recently just how much I truly love writing. I enjoyed several courses during my college, graduate, and law school years that gave me an outlet for writing, but since I am no longer pursing formal education, I realize I no longer have an outlet… Well, no longer had an outlet, until I started this blog.
To clarify, I am ALWAYS learning something new (try to learn something new every day!) through personal research, CLEs (to maintain my license to practice law), and other avenues. I’ve just chosen not to pursue additional formal degrees from higher education schools. I believe we should all continue to strive to learn new things and broaden our horizons, but there are many ways to do this. My husband used to joke that I was a “professional student,” and I always took that as a compliment. Now, I just do it differently.
I love to cook (thanks to my dad) and love to travel (thanks to my husband), and even though I usually have a few messy rooms in my house at any given time, I also LOVE home décor (I’ll thank my mom for this – there’s nothing better than sitting in a room setup just right, and that feeling of home always makes me think of mom). I am technically a member of the elder millennial generation (me and my sister both), but honestly, age is just a number to me. My husband and I joke that we were born in the wrong decade given some of our tendencies (like going to bed before 9pm!), and we choose to live our lives according to what works for us (not what society says we should be doing).
The biggest of my stories and the best of my recipes will be on this site, so feel free to bookmark me for later. Or, if you want the full experience in real time, follow me on other social media platforms! Links are in the header and footer of each page.
I also want to give a special thank you to my husband, Mike, for always believing in me and supporting me in everything I do; and a special shout-out to our fur-baby, Samantha, who reminds us every day that the best things in life are rescued, not bought.