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About Me

Thank you for visiting! My name is Barbara and I am the author, recipe developer and novice photographer behind BarbaraCooks.com. I am a foodie and a classic home cook but I also have a passion for eating healthy. This has resulted in the need and desire to cook and create my own recipes and is also what inspired me to start this blog. BarbaraCooks strives to bring a fresh perspective to eating healthy with recipes full of flavor, not full of fat.

I am a newlywed, recovering attorney and wannabe mommy. I live in beautiful San Diego, CA where fresh produce is abundant and I try use local and seasonal fruits and vegetables in my cooking. I sometimes even use items from my own gardening attempts (which are purely experimental at this point!) I am a transplant to California, originally from Indiana where food brought us all together and became the center of family gatherings. I still love my mother’s biscuits and sausage gravy but I have adapted my cooking style to make healthy food taste just as good!

 M is my amazing husband who also serves as a great taste tester and my most discerning food critic. He is adventurous when it comes to trying new things which I’m so happy about because I think there’s nothing worse than an über picky eater. M is my favorite person in the world. No one has ever made me laugh as hard, smile as big or feel as beautiful as he does. I am so lucky to be married to this man!

What else do I like to do when I’m not creating delicious recipes? I love traveling (especially to Europe!), knitting, reading, hanging out at the beach, celebrity gossip (oh yeah, I admit it), and chilling with my cutie patootie cat, Roxy.

Isn’t she beautiful? Huge personality too. She talks (meows) constantly. I should record her sometime.

If you like what you see {taste} or have a request, please leave a comment. I love receiving them!