If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.—J.R.R. Tolkein
I am a writer and editor based in Denver, Colo. I am also a wife to a hottie of a husband and mom to two pretty great kids. In many years as a magazine staffer and freelancer, I have written about topics ranging from powder skiing in Japan to new sports bras to yoga for cancer patients. I’ve also reported and written a lot about natural health, fitness, parenting, and my real passion: food. For me, being a food evangelist is more than promoting local, sustainable, and organic food — although those are important parts of it. But beyond all that, I believe that a delicious and healthy meal is something we all should be having a lot more often. Good food brings families together, it makes us slow down and appreciate what we have, it models good eating habits for our kids, it can make every day to be a little more special, and, well, there are so many reasons, I guess I will have to blog about them!
Now, I better tell you what I am not: I am not a licensed chef or a nutritionist, or even a true foodie (I’m not that refined; I have to feed two kids after all). I have taken many cooking classes, I’ve been a caterer, and have gotten lots of on-the-job training in my own kitchen. I devour cookbooks like they’re People Magazine, but I rarely follow recipes. I’m still learning, but I want to share some of my repeatable successes and the tips and information I’ve gleaned over all these years as a food fanatic and working reporter. I love and appreciate any and all comments, questions, suggestions, and criticism. Thanks for reading.