About me

Hey there! Thank you so much for taking a look around and getting to know me a little more! I’m Samantha, but my friends call me Sam. I’ve been living in the San Diego area for about 10 years now, and I now get to share my journey with my incredible husband Zach and our two adorable daughters Charlotte and Evalina. We love exploring the area, and try to take family hikes and beach walks whenever possible!

Once a week, I’ll post a new recipe, health, fitness, or lifestyle tip. The recipes will help you get a delicious, nutritious meal on the table that your whole family will enjoy. I’ve even started adding nutrition labels to each recipe so you know exactly what you’re eating!

So where do the recipes come from you might ask?

I write my own of course! I learned many of my cooking skills while attending culinary school and working at a restaurant right out of college. When I decided that the kitchen life just wasn’t for me, I was still drawn to food, but more of its origins and how it is utilized in the body to provide our entire life force. So, I went back to school and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science. My desire was to find a way to combine my two degrees in a way that I could help people, and after a lot of searching, I decided to be the master of my own destiny.

I created this blog to share my passion with others. And if you haven’t figured that out yet, my passion is health. I LOVE cooking, but I also love teaching and inspiring others. My desire is to help others lead a healthier life and to be more involved with their own nutrition and lifestyle choices. That’s why I became a coach, so I can be directly involved in impacting the health of others.

Now I’m not saying you can’t ever go out and enjoy a burger and fries. Don’t get me wrong, I love that too! I want to encourage you to get in the kitchen more, to learn what other foods you like and how to prepare them, and to explore new flavors! Healthy food does not equal boring, trust me. Just take my Sesame-Crusted Seared Ahi Salad for example!

It’s all about balance my friends. It’s about creating a sustainable lifestyle that you can be happy with. Enjoying mostly healthy foods, exercising frequently, and having those few occasional splurges in moderation. Because I can’t imagine life without wine.