About me

Hi! I’m the Lunch Diva, a freelance writer turned stay-at-home mom who has a passion (okay, some might call it a neurosis) for getting kids to eat well. The truth is, I have a love/hate relationship with cooking. I love eating and preparing fresh, healthful meals made from locally grown organic produce. But after cooking five nights a week, my love often feels like one big never-ending chore. However, in my time off I still find myself in the kitchen with a glass of wine in hand and tinkering with a new recipe. It befuddles my husband, because he hears me whine all week about having to cook—although I do choose to cook—and then sees me in the kitchen on the days we eat out. I can’t help but try to figure out how to get more vegetables and less crackers, bread and pasta into my kids.

My daughter has accused me of being a food Nazi, but I try to make eating fun. I serve swiss chard, roasted cauliflower and salads on many days, but I don’t shy away from In-N-Out Burgers for the occasional burger, milkshake and fries. And at the fair each year, we indulge on funnel cake, cotton candy, or the ginormous cinnamon roll.

Can I do it? Come up with 108 different lunches this school year? Join me and find out. Misery doesn’t just love company—it needs it!

Loves: kale chips, cooking, the sound of children eating happily, sashimi, oat flour, slivered almonds

Vices: chips and salsa, cooking, butter, pork fat (bacon, pork belly, chicharrones—you name it!), sweet potato fries, white rice (it’s in my blood)

One Comment to “About me”

  1. Awesome idea!!!!! You inspire me!!

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