Hi! My name is Jaenell, and I love to eat. This is my internet home, where I share photos and recipes of yummy, (mostly) healthy food.
My husband Kristian helped me launch this website in early 2014, and has been my single best source of encouragement ever since. He’s my live-in taste tester and hand model. Plus he’s cute and makes me laugh.
I didn’t always know how to cook, but I’ve always loved food. While living in Turkmenistan for Peace Corps, I started experimenting with the simple ingredients and trying to recreate dishes that reminded me of home. At first the results were less-than-tasty, but I always had fun and over time I taught myself the basics.
I’m a food enthusiast with an appetite for almost anything. I love to cook plant-based dishes and try to incorporate as many veggies as possible, but I don’t subscribe to any particular food label. I have a weakness for desserts, especially anything chocolate + peanut butter. I try to cook delicious, simple meals made with real food and lots of love.
Some of my favorite things in life include dark chocolate, hot sauce, lazy days with a good book, traveling, and our sweet girl Lycka.
I’m constantly seeking to live more intentionally, appreciate what I have, love deeply, and be good company. Along the way, I’m exploring passions that go beyond overnight oats and chocolate chip cookie bars – from living simply and minimally and making our house a home and more.
Thanks for stopping by!