Hello there! I’m jodi.
I am a trained natural foods chef and I write and photograph everything you see on this site. It’s a place where I share my love for really good food, healthy eats, and occasional sweets …with you.
I live between nyc, and a little beach town called amagansett in long island, with my husband, michael and our sweet dog, bayley. Currently you may find me developing recipes for brands, freelancing for websites, or cooking for small events. I also spend an abnormal amount of time pouring over cookbooks, and dreaming about my next meal.
In May of 2012 I graduated from a natural foods culinary program that would forever change the way that I cook and view the food that I love.
Everything I make in my kitchen these days is wholesome, harvested from the source (my garden) whenever possible, or close to it (the local farmer’s market), and has a nutritional purpose. Taste or satisfaction never take a back seat, and indulgences, both sweet and savory, are entertained often.
I’m not really a big fan of labels, especially when it comes to food. I eat pretty much everything, but I like to do so conscientiously (and deliciously). I do avoid dairy and gluten for health reasons, which is why you will find that almost all of my recipes will have neither. What you will find is lots of vegetables, lots of seasonal goodness, more of what’s good and less of what’s not.
I want to show people that vegetables can play a main role on the plate.
As for the pictures, I was professionally trained on film and processed photos for a wildlife photographer who worked strictly with 35mm. Several years ago, I received my first digital camera as a birthday present and it sat in my closet collecting dust until I started to bring it out to take pictures of the food we were making at home and the recipes I was coming up with. I have not put it down since. I now shoot on a canon 5D mark III which goes with me anywhere, everywhere, and in-between.
I am so happy that you stopped by! Nothing makes me happier than to hear that a recipe of mine has made it’s way into your home.