Hello and welcome to The Seasonal Junkie!

The Seasonal Junkie is dedicated to inspiring all you to use the ingredients that nature annually gifts, for a short period of time.

Have you ever found yourself at the market, on a breezy September day, only to find that you have stumbled upon the world’s most picturesque Apple? You study it. Then you come to the obvious conclusion: this apple was specifically created for Leonardo Dicaprio’s consumption. Well, that is not just chance. Seasonal cooking will always give you the most fresh, nutrient dense, and vibrant meals. That is whatΒ The Seasonal Junkie is all about. I will provide you with recipes featuring foods that are in season, video tutorials, and humor that only my mother would laugh at.

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A little about me:

A Minnesota transplant, flourishing in sunny Arizona. I have always loved food, but it wasn’t until I pursued my degree in Nutrition that I fully appreciated it. Learning the different ways food fuels the body and mind quickly became my passion. I tried out the sales world after I graduated, and was completely unenthusedΒ (not to mention a terrible saleswoman). Three years later, I found myselfΒ standing in front of a wedding cake display at Arizona Culinary Institute actually crying from its beauty, in front of my tour guide. Yes, I am a drama queen. Without a moment to spare, I enrolled. A year later, I received my culinary arts certificate and am currently absorbing all I can, in the food industry.

A fun fact about me, is that I feel I cook the best onlyΒ when every single cupboard is open in the kitchen. This also happens to drive my other half insane, but who is feeding who here? When I’m not cooking, I am usually on a mountain somewhere doing headstands…. or running, I run a lot. I have to work off all the cheese and carbs somehow.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy The Seasonal Junkie and would love to hear any thoughts!

 

Brooke