Hi there! Welcome to my online recipe box…a place where I share healthy recipes and practice my food photography! My name is Joscelyn and I am a wife, homeschool mom of two, and food-lover. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, but moved to North Carolina in my teens. There, I went to college and received a fine arts degree in graphic design (which I have used mostly to take pictures of food!) A few years ago, my family and I moved halfway across the country to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where my husband works as a pastor.
I first learned to cook as a young girl from my southern grandmother. She was born and raised in North Carolina and taught me how to make biscuits and fudge from scratch, among other things. Since then I’ve enjoyed
eating making homemade meals and desserts for my family and friends. Due to some food sensitivities, my aim recently has been to revamp our recipes to make them healthier in general. We’re striving to replace processed foods with whole foods and incorporate healthier ingredients in recipes, such as coconut oil, honey, oat and nut flours, and so on. Many of the recipes I share come from successful experimenting in the kitchen, converting some of my old, favorite recipes to healthy, but still delicious, creations. Chocolate cake, anyone?
Interestingly enough, the idea to begin a blog was inspired by my Instagram account. It began as my creative outlet for photography and healthy eating and blossomed into something much more. I have enjoyed creating/photographing/sharing quick and healthy meals and snacks over the past several years. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought anyone would ever try one of the recipes I shared, much less enjoy them! I have been so encouraged by the positive feedback given by some of you, as well as my other fellow foodies, and I hope you can continue to find healthy and delicious recipes to make for your family and friends!
Please, stay and visit awhile! If you ever have any questions or comments, feel free to email me (joscelynabreu at gmail dot com) or leave a question/comment here on the blog. I try my best to respond in a timely matter!
Some posts may contain affiliate links to third party sites for tools and products that I use. This is to help you visually identify an ingredient or a specific tool used in a recipe. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. This helps offset the some of the cost of maintaining this blog. If you have any questions, please email me!
USING MY WORK:
All of the pictures and recipes on this site are my own, unless otherwise noted. Please don’t use any of my photos without my permission. If you share one of my pictures on your site, please link back to my recipe and give proper credit. Thank you!
POLICY ON COMMENTS:
I appreciate all of the sweet and respectful feedback left by my readers. We’re talking about food here, this should be a happy place! In order to maintain a positive environment for other readers, I reserve the right to remove any rude or offensive comments. Thank you for understanding! 🙂