Hi there! I’m Julia and I am so happy you stopped by this little corner of the world.
I live in Chicago with my husband and 2 1/2 year old with another baby boy on the way any day now (I am totally outnumbered at this point!). We love living in Chicago with all of the culture, museums, concerts, and of course every type of food that a city could offer. I am always on the hunt for a really good restaurant that supports local farmers, a new Middle Eastern restaurant to remind me of my childhood or a store that carries ingredients that I can’t find anywhere else.
Food can be such an adventure and brings people together from all walks of life.
Cooking is in my blood. My fondest memories are of my family gathering in the kitchen over hummus and pita bread, sharing stories and enjoying each others company. Food has a way of bringing us together. My Grandma and Mom are two of the best cooks out there in my humble opinion. :) No one can make tabbouleh like my Grandma. My Mom is a dietitian and has instilled healthy eating in me from a young age (which explains my fruit and veggie
love obsession). My goal is to cook nutritious meals for my family, while still enjoying the sweet things in life. I don’t believe in eliminating the foods you love because of a diet, but eating everything in moderation.
My husband Mike, is my main taste tester, which he does happily as long as it doesn’t contain mayonnaise, pickles or olives.
Oh, and Will. He is my other “taste tester” but more for the pint sized people. Many of the recipes I make are family friendly, with my son in mind and a few hidden veggies added in!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to inspire you in the kitchen!