I am a New Jersey based Advanced Certified Nutritional Consultant and Food Blogger. I am passionate about whole food nutrition and delicious ways to prepare it. My blog is packed full of family friendly recipes that are healthy, gluten free and cooked without the allergens shellfish, tree nuts and sesame.
Why and how I started this blog:
Food is admired and cultivated in my house on a daily basis. Family dinner is important to me and I make it happen by planning and shopping for meals for the week ahead. Almost everything on MealDiva is home cooked with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. For the most part, I prepare healthy food but I am human and sometimes comfort food and delicious bites of sugary bliss are included here as well. I have found that eating (and drinking) is all about balance.
I have cooked and tasted every recipe here and most of the photos are my own (and they are copyrighted). I do not cook with shellfish, tree nuts or sesame. My daughter is SEVERELY allergic and I do not bring those items into my home. My oldest daughter and myself are also Gluten Free. Having a child with food allergies really makes you look at food in a new light. I have learned that processed food is often contaminated with various allergens but if you eat whole foods or snacks made from real food, not only are you feeding your body better, you are protecting your food allergy child from possible harm. If you are a parent of a food allergy child, I would love to connect with you.
Working with me:
I work everyday with private clients, HELPING BUSY, MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS GET ANSWERS AND FIGURE OUT THE ROOT CAUSE OF THEIR HEALTH PROBLEMS.
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In addition, I love to share fun, mostly healthy and very delicious meals and drinks that I’m preparing at home or enjoying out and about on my social media. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are all great ways to connect with me and see what I’m cooking up and noshing on day by day. If you are a local NJ “foodie,” farmer, culinary artist, chef or event planner and you would like to connect with me regarding your product, restaurant, farm, service or event, please contact me via email at email@example.com. I am also available to do brand or product reviews. I LOVE to support and write about anything food related!
In addition, I write for JerseyBites. You can check out my New Jersey food reviews and adventures by visiting the Out & About section on the blog.
A little more about me:
I was born in Barrie, Ontario then raised in Oakville, Ontario until high school when my family moved to California then to New Jersey. Like all good Canadians, I have a maple leaf tattoo but I love it here in NJ! I l also love chocolate, tacos, freshly picked strawberries and mangos. I am addicted to seltzer and my other beverages of choice are Italian wines and lemon infused water. I have a strong dislike for anything with fake fruit filling, ketchup and soft cheese that isn’t melted. Spring is my favorite season and I love living in the country and supporting local farms and artisan food makers ( thus the Eat Local section of this blog)!
I live with my husband and three small children, who for the purpose of this blog will be called:
- Peanut, she’s 11
- Spud, she’s 9
- Stew, he’s 7
Yes, these are all nicknames that they have had since birth. My children and husband are mentioned in many of my posts because they are the reason I started cooking: they are my challengers, my critics and my cheerleaders. All of my recipes are “kid” approved and packed full of healthy flavors!
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