I am a very hands-on person and love to create. I’ve always expressed this through playing around in the kitchen, and as I grew older, messing around with a camera in my hands too. Both activities hold very dear spots in my heart.
What I enjoy most about cooking is that the options are endless. Fruit in summer rolls? Why not. Sesame tahini in cookies? Even better. For me, cooking is all about experimenting, reaching beyond my basic know-how, and letting whatever’s fresh be the inspirational guide.
Though I love exploring new ingredient collaborations, I also run on simplicity. I’m a busy lady, as I’m sure many of you can relate. Efficiency goes hand in hand with the amount of fun that can fit into 24 hours, and often it’s the simplest dishes that taste the best anyway.
As I navigate my way around the grocery store, garden and into the kitchen, I aim to keep nutrition on my mind. A healthy body is a happy one, and food is key. Moderation has always been my motto, though, and dark chocolate and (far too much) peanut butter are definitely an ample part of my weekly nourishment.
I follow a pescetarian diet that errs on the side of vegan (aka, meatless meals with the occasional addition of seafood). Balance, sunshine, and fresh air keep me sane.
When I’m delving into projects in the kitchen, you can catch me cruising on my bike with my camera strapped to my back. I am also a photographer and journalist, and food often slides into both of those realms.
Currently, I reside in Philadelphia. Come say hi if you’re in the area!