I’m Danielle and this is where I share the way of eating and cooking that brings the most joy, wellbeing and satisfaction into my day-to-day life.
These days, there are so many ways to think about eating; so many theories and diets and ideas about what to eat and what not to eat, when to eat, how to eat. But any approach to nourishing yourself that doesn’t take into account all the many other fundamental roles that food plays in our lives is destined to leave us hungry and unfulfilled.
For me, food is about so much more than just fuel for my body. It’s about connection. Connecting to my senses; the sizzle of an onion as it hits the pan or the burst of aroma as I slice into an orange. It connects me to the seasons, to my friends and family as we gather around the table to share a meal, conversation, and precious time together. But most of all, it connects me to the way that I feel in the moment, grounding me in the present and providing just what I need, whether it’s solace and comfort or lightness and celebration. Food can complete us and transform us if we just let it.
I find, time and time again, that when I allow my cooking and eating to be inspired by and celebrate these connections, I find so much more joy and satisfaction in the things that I choose to eat. I hope that you will too.
I was born and raised on the northern shores of Lake Michigan, where I now live with my husband, two rescued Italian Greyhounds (Pippin and Ella), two cantankerous cats (Taliesin and Mildred) and a mishmash of hens and ducks that mostly keep out of trouble. I’m a shameless anglophile and a cook book addict. I’m often convinced I was born in the wrong century. I couldn’t live in a world that didn’t have peanut butter, halloumi cheese or mangoes.
Throughout my life thus far, I have been an herbalist, a tea blender, a caterer, a café owner and a writer amongst other things. I hold a BSc in Herbal Science from Bastyr University in Seattle and an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University. My writing has been published in Taproot Magazine, Kindred Magazine and The Simple Things, amongst others. I especially love projects that fuse my passions for food, wellness and the written word.
If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.