Welcome to Seasonal and Savory, my blog of original recipes and food adventures. I am an award-winning home cook with a focus on creating recipes that use seasonal produce in innovative and delicious ways. I consider myself a “flexitarian,” in that I eat a lot of vegetable-based meals, complimented with some meat-based recipes that utilize pastured meats or game. Seafood is a personal passion, so if you enjoy fish and shellfish you should check out my recipe database.
My general preferences are for whole, unprocessed foods, with a focus on produce. You won’t typically find meat analogues in my vegetarian and vegan recipes, and when I do venture into dessert territory I usually avoid refined sugar. Last January I started strenuously avoiding gluten and refined sugars, and through that shift I have lost 30 pounds, and have seen other health benefits–and it has not been difficult, it has just shifted the way I develop recipes. You will see this change reflected in my 2012 recipes, as I have started using products like stevia, coconut flour, and lots of nut flours.
In my “real” life I am a university teacher and a writer, with a strong interest in the ways that food cultures reflect our identities, politics, and sense of community. I live in beautiful Colorado with my husband, Harrison, and we travel as much as possible.
This is feeling pretty dry, so you should probably know that I enjoy ponies, goats, poetry, mystical realism in fiction, sparkly objects, and short walks on concrete. I am a reformed Virgo with an affinity for wine and really good tea. My superpowers are spelling, invisibility, and bee whispering.
Most of those things are true.
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