Hi! I am so glad you’re here. I don’t know what brought you here or where you are in your health journey, but know it’s ok to be browsing, beginning or an ole’ pro.
I’ve always enjoyed working in the kitchen, but I have a special love for baking. In high school I worked in a bakery which is where I learned to decorate cakes and cookies. From there I opened my own, very small, in-house bakery, baking cakes – birthdays to 5 tier wedding cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other random sweets for local people. I loved creating beautiful things which delighted the taste buds of many. I eventually ‘closed the door’ to my bakery so I could dedicate my time to my children. My love for creating beautiful things in the kitchen hasn’t changed, but the way I approach it has. In 2016 I went back to school to become a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Balanced Bites Masterclass graduate, and a 21 DSD Health Coach. I continue to expand my knowledge through various classes and research. My focus today has switched to creating foods made from whole food ingredients, most often taking the Paleo approach. As I educate and inform, I not only focus on diet, but take a holistic approach, teaching others how stress, emotions, exercise and sleep are all vital aspects of ones well-being.
Food is often the center of celebrations and fellowship. The best conversations seem to happen over the dinner table, fire pit or a simple cup of hot coffee. Food has the power to connect souls, heal hearts and energize the body. It shouldn’t only look and taste good, it should be our source of real energy and a tool we can use to heal our bodies.
I am passionate about feeding my family well and most of the time that revolves around the Paleo diet. I believe food should come from the ground, not a box. The protein we eat should come from free range and grass fed animals and poultry. Healthy fats such as avocado oil, ghee, coconut oil, and fats from grass fed animals need to retake their place in our kitchens and seed oils need to be avoided. Complex carbohydrates should come from starchy vegetables and gluten free grains, if tolerated.
It is my desire to provide a resource for you to help you navigate through your kitchen, nourish your body and your soul. I will give you tips and tricks to work through gluten free baking, offer you advise on feeding the whole family through a Paleo diet template and share with you recipes based on the Paleo lifestyle combined with AIP, allergen free, 21DSD approved and refined sugar free.