I'm known as the foodie among my crowd. I am constantly asked to share my recipes, to teach people how to cook healthy food, and to give realistic ideas of how to begin cultivating healthier habits. But for the longest time, I put off the idea of starting a food blog. I told myself that I needed to have everything absolutely perfect and put together before I would hit “publish.” But the more I thought about it, the more I realized- how could I expect to build open and honest relationships, to meet people where they are, and encourage small steps of progress if I didn’t expect the same for myself? If I wasn’t willing to bear my imperfections and celebrate the process of learning and improving, how could I ask you to do the same? So, here it is. Here's the start of what I know will be a joyous journey of learning and growing together, you and me.
I'm a 22 year-old, recent graduate of Dallas Baptist University, living in Dallas, Texas. In college, I had the chance to intern for the incredible Dallas-based food blogger Alex Snodgrass, aka @thedefineddish, who gave me the courage to start my own blog. I now work full-time as Assistant to the President at DBU while working on my Master's of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health to become a certified nutrition specialist. I also have the privilege of collaborating with the Dallas Farmer's Market to curate recipes with their seasonal produce and highlight their local farmers. When I'm not in the office or taking pictures of food, you can find me in the gym, hanging out with my Watermark Community Church friends, studying for my MUIH classes, leading worship, or roaming the aisles of Whole Foods.