Hi there… I’m Shannon! That’s me ↑ with my significant other.
Coming from and marrying into families of serial immigrants with strong food- and hospitality-centric cultures, I’ve grown to love the foods of so many places. Occasional bouts of nostalgia have me craving foods that can’t quite be made the same way where I am as where the dish originates, so I am forced to make substitutions. While I’m at it, sometimes, I experiment with food by picking and choosing different ingredients, flavors, and/or techniques from a variety of sources.
I have at least as many misses as I have hits, but I have fun along the way! :)
In any case, my insanity began with a whirlwind of life-changing decisions that saw me quit my job, get married, move, and take over a food blog within a span of a few short months.
Between my parents, my new in-laws, family friends, and anyone else I find myself cooking for with any degree of regularity, I am frequently adapting recipes to be grain free, corn free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, keto, etc. Taking pride in my affinity for hospitality, it comes as an interesting and rewarding challenge and an opportunity to express love through food.
I’m not perfect, but I always try to make sure my heart’s in the right place… I hope you’ll keep that in mind when you poke around the site or watch my (and/or Erika’s) videos.
Thanks & God Bless!
By the way, if you haven’t figured it out already… I love Jesus! Sometimes you may find my faith intertwined in my posts/videos. I understand and respect that not everyone shares my viewpoint, so I only ask that you be respectful towards my beliefs as well when commenting. If there’s something I’ve said or done that you don’t understand, please feel free to email me directly! Thanks!
WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE:
My favorite topics are usually about preparing healthy meals that are adaptable for most diet types, restrictions & budgets. I’ll try to post several suggestions for substituting ingredients whenever possible. And I almost always try to make my recipes with all organic, whole food & fresh ingredients as possible. I also try to post a corresponding YouTube video for as many recipes as I can.
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