Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What camera do you use?
A. I love my Nikon D5100! The newest version is the Nikon D5300. I use two lenses; a Nikon 35mm, 1.8G and a Nikon 50mm, 1.4G. I love them both, but primarily use the 50mm these days. Check out this post – 10 Food Photography Tips!
Q: Can I use one of your recipes on my website?
A. Thanks for asking! For full recipes, I do not allow republication of my recipe without prior consent. If you have a specific inquiry about a recipe, email me. For photos without the recipe, absolutely! Simply credit the photo with a link back to where readers can find the recipe on my site!
Q: How can I buy healthier foods in the most economical way?
A. Three Ways – 1. Look for local sources that sell farm fresh pastured eggs, organic produce and meats. 2. Shop the sales and stock up. I do this often and bought a freezer to accommodate my purchases. 3. Shop online for pantry items and supplements. I use Vitacost, Amazon, Thrive and a few other sources.
Q: Do you follow a specific diet?
A. I believe everyone has specific needs and requirements with regard to the diet they follow. The diet that is working well for me is based on the Paleo diet. I work with a functional medicine, integrative nutritionist and tweak my diet based based on what is working. My overall goal is reducing inflammation and optimal nutritional nourishment.
Q: How has changing your diet helped you or affected your life?
A. I now realize our diet has a huge impact on our overall health. Since making changes to my diet and adding key supplements, I have lost weight, feel better and have more energy. In addition, the results show in my labs; reduced inflammation and healthier numbers.
Q: What foods do you avoid eating?
A. Primarily – grains, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, legumes and refined sugar.
Q: Can I substitute coconut flour for the almond flour in your recipes?
A. No! They are different flours – coconut flour requires much more moisture (e.g. you will usually see more eggs required).
Q: I made your recipe and it did not turn out right – what did I do wrong?
A. I am not sure, but I can try and help troubleshoot. Sometimes a reader has left a comment with their experience that is helpful. It is possible the instructions are confusing and/or may need clarification. Please realize that making changes or substitutions can have an impact of the outcome of the recipe. Send me an email and we can see if we can come to a resolution.
Q: What do you do with all of the food you make?
A. It all gets eaten by my family and we love leftovers.
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