I am a New Jersey based blogger, Food Coach and Meal Planner with an In-Home Cooking Service. I am passionate about teaching people how to eat and prepare real, whole food. I also enjoy creating and sharing family friendly recipes, healthy tips, fantastic restaurants, local artisan food, great wine and yummy cocktails. This blog is packed full of some GREAT and tasty stuff!
A little more about MealDiva:
This blog is about sharing and I am so happy that you stopped by! I am in the process of becoming an Advanced Certified Nutritional Consultant and currently offer Health Lifestyle Coaching , Meal Planning and In-Home Cooking Services. I am passionate about helping people eat healthy and gathering around the family dinner table! You can follow me by subscribing or contact me directly at email@example.com.
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 sometimes comfort food and delicious bites of sugary bliss are needed. 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be offering on site advertising in 2016. 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 9
- Spud, she’s 7
- Stew, he’s 5
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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