Hi, I’m Heidi.  Welcome to my Food Doodles.  I’m a 23 year old stay at home mom of two – an almost 4 year old boy and a 17 month old girl.  I’m wife to a total carnivore and I’m very fortunate that he loves me enough to put up with my veggie loving ways(and me sneaking veggies into his meals :D).  I love to bake and cook and experiment in the kitchen.  I mostly like to keep things healthy, choosing healthy fats, natural sugars and whole grains and keeping the quantities of fat and sugar lower than they are in traditional baked goods and treats.

I’m very interested in nutrition and try my best to do a lot of research on the foods we eat, so hopefully I can pass a little bit of information on to you as well.  It’s so important to me to feed my kids well. At the same time we’re not 100% strict about anything.  We eat a mostly plant based diet, but we aren’t vegetarian.  We do buy eggs and meat locally, that is something that’s important to us.   Movies like Food, Inc and books like The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan have influenced how we choose to eat, but there are always times when we bend our food rules 🙂

One of my favorite hobbies is baking bread, although I’ve found it’s very difficult to make a bread 100% whole grain so you will find most of my bread recipes contain white flour or gluten to help it rise.  I still consider it better for us than storebought.  I’m very picky when it comes to processed foods from the grocery store and as a result I make mostly everything we eat from scratch, but I’m always open to trying new things.

I’ve always had a love for photography.  I took classes in high school but never pursued it.  Now I finally have a chance to learn and experiment with it.  I’m very new with it, so any help is appreciated.

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16 Responses to About

  1. Hello, Heidi! What an incredibly beautiful blog. I’ve recommended it to my friends on twitter.

    Best wishes,

  2. chocorrol says:

    Beautiful blog and wonderful pictures 🙂 I will make sure to visit you again 🙂

  3. Monica says:

    How have I never visited your blog before? Your photography is simply stunning. I love your philosophy (and your taco seasoning). We have similar tastes in books, too. Have you read Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver? It’s a must read. Not your usual polemic. Just inspiring words about food and sustainability.

    • I’m still just a baby in the blog world 😀 Thank you so much for the compliments!
      No I haven’t read that book, but I’ve heard good things about it. I’ve been looking for it at my local library. They have it but it’s always out when I go. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. The Teenage Taste says:

    I just found your blog today and it sounds lovely! I love your food philosophy and love making foods from scratch. I’m looking forward to reading more! 😀

  5. bakebooks says:

    Just found your blog through a comment on HTP. I seen you say your from Canada?!

    So young to have 2 young boys! I imagine they keep you busy 🙂

    And bread? YES please!

    • Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I am from Canada. BC actually 😀

      I actually have a boy and a girl. They keep me busy enough, I can only imagine 2 boys would be even crazier! My husband and I are pretty young but we love it 😀

  6. a taste of health with balance says:

    Heidi- your blog is beautiful, and I love beautiful photography! Very inspiring that you are able to cook healthy meals while raising a family. Looking forward to reading and searching through your recipes, already have my eye on quite a few!

  7. Anna Cervantez says:

    I cant remember how I found this site, but I love it. I love your pictures, recipes & insights on food. I will be making some of your recipes soon and share with my family. I know they will love it too.

  8. Meredith says:

    cool blog. At your age I was still eating college fair and adding a senior 15 to my previous freshman 15. I finally got it together, however. It’s nice to see young people already aware of what good food is. keep it up.

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