About me

In my family, love is food. I grew up with food at the forefront of every family outing, and cooking as much a part of every day life as sleeping. My life still revolves around the kitchen in so many ways.

The kitchen I grew up in.
As a recent college graduate, I'm just starting to establish my own dietary preferences, including an emphasis on vegetables over meat, and a love of dessert. Every meal I cook is an adventure--new ingredients, new pots/pan, new stove or new recipe.

Spreading the food love.
Picking pounds of fresh blackberries over the summer.
I also love to exercise. Two years ago, I was 165 pounds with high blood pressure and low energy. Burned out, I had left college athletics but forgot to change my eating habits. Eventually, I realized I could do what I wanted with my life--I didn't have to be the chubby one forever.

With the dream of returning to the rowing team as a lightweight, I lost 30 pounds over the course of a year. I continued to improve my fitness, and after a long journey led the lightweight varsity boat to a closely contested second place national finish--a pretty big change from a couch potato.

Preparing for practice.
I have lots of exciting adventures ahead: I'm just got married, and am working on personal training certification, learning to coach rowing, continuing to train, and relearning how to eat. Follow me as I celebrate successes and navigate failures!

My handsome photographer.
His awesome photographs.
Want to get in touch? Leave me a comment or send me an email at piquantprose [at] gmail [dot] com!


  1. you mentioned in an earlier post that you were applying to culinary school -- did you get accepted?

  2. I wasn't sure where else to post this, so I guess I'll post it here: for some reason, whatever font you've chosen for the blog is incredibly difficult to read! it makes all the lowercase "e"s look like "c"s, among other offenses!

  3. ur awesome. Always were...


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