Hey there! I’m Jessica and thank you for joining me in my kitchen. I’m a self-taught home chef and baker with a passion for healthy-ish living. My love for food comes from my family and from working and living all over the world. I believe that taking a seat a someone’s table and sharing a meal is the best way to learn about others. We all eat in the same language!
My culinary journey started as a little kid when my grandmother would let me pull up a chair to the counter to see what she was making. I would watch in awe as she combined ingredients, never looking at a recipe to create magic. I found it so fascinating. As I got older and went off on my own, cooking became my art and my creative release.
Throughout my career, I’ve worked in consulting, media, education and most proudly, been a nonprofit founder. If you would like to learn more about that, check out The Mariposa DR Foundation. I’m also a certified health and lifestyle coach. I’m extremely passionate about living well and nourishing my body with whole foods and good quality ingredients. We have to eat every single day and I believe that every meal should be beautiful, delicious and make us feel good.
As a trained health and wellness coach, I’m all about food freedom and eating what makes you feel good in your body. Most of my recipes will have you shopping the perimeter of the grocery store, where you’ll find the freshest, seasonal, real food ingredients. You won’t find anything highly processed here but we will be going for butter and cheese because I don’t believe in restrictions – with the right balance, we really can have it all!
I created Big Delicious Life to help people that may struggle a bit in the kitchen to eat and live better. My goal is to share simple, plant forward, seasonal dishes, along with a few treats here and there, that inspire people to get in the kitchen and create. I’m known for my “sneaky vegetable” recipes as I’m always finding ways to incorporate more veggies into every meal.
The name Big Delicious Life was inspired by how I want to live – in a Big and Delicious way. I’m on a personal mission to inspire those who love to cook, but also those that struggle with cooking to create their own big, delicious lives.
Stay tuned to bigdeliciouslife.com for recipes that are easy to follow, make you feel good and most importantly – DELICIOUS! I’ll also be sharing tips on living well, travel adventures and other tidbits of my life here and there. Get in touch with me to share your feedback.
Thanks for reading and wishing you a Big Delicious Life!