I was born in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and was raised in Bangkok, Thailand until the age of 5 years, when at that time, I came to the States with my family. I have an older sister and older brother and am affectionately called “Lek”, which in Thai is, “baby of the family”. At the age of 9, my parents opened up their first Thai restaurant in Miami, FL. My fondest childhood memories are of going to the restaurant after elementary school…
I am excited to share my fast, fresh and accessible recipes – all with an elegant twist. I am the first to admit that I’m not a formally trained chef. Fed up with feeling sluggish from eating the wrong foods and not making time to exercise, I made the decision to pursue a healthier lifestyle, and ultimately discovered my passion for cooking along the way. I was ecstatic to learn that healthy eating never has to be boring. Born in Caracas, Venezuela…
I am Yvette, a Tejana of Mexican decent. I despised cooking when I was a teenager! After my grandmother passed away I realized I wanted to pass along the recipes and traditions I grew up with to my children. My cooking inspiration came from my grandmother’s old-world northern Mexican recipes and my mother’s comforting south of the border home-style dishes. Now I am a cookbook author, food blogger, and food writer. I live in Colorado with my husband and two children.
I am Paola, a Puerto Rican born all-American girl of Cuban descent. I am a water-boiling, reheating, take-out and delivery single mom of two kids trying to be everything – a professional and a homemaker.
As a writer and performer, I’ve had many opportunities to learn new cultures and try new things, but recently I embarked on one of my toughest journeys – family cooking!