I enjoy creating healthy savory meals but also adore concocting indulgent desserts. I take the intimidation out of cooking while emphasizing the importance of cooking with whole foods. I am a self taught home cook. I grew up with a Cuban mom who made traditional Cuban food but also loved American baking, a Jewish dad who would make Japanese stir fry or Greek lamb chops and Cuban grandmother who is a an incredibly talented cook and a genius in seasoning food. All of theses influences created the basis for my love of cooking and baking. My chocolate chip cookies were my first foray into baking on my own. I’ve been perfecting them since 1989 and now I make them for my family, and sometimes they join in the fun.