Salad Foodie
Salad Foodie
Never Too Tired to Cook!
Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
Joined June 16, 2010
Professional Chef
All star, Top Photographer, Top Reviewer, 6694 CookEatShare points

About me

Food and Nutrition education has been my life-long profession, first as a secondary classroom teacher and then at the university level. Finally retired, I am enjoying exploring many other cuisine types and recipes. Healthy cooking does it best for me, so I am always ready to tweak and personalize a recipe to meet my needs.

Cooking Influences

First and foremost cooking influences were those from my midwest-raised mother. I cook a lot like her in the basics, and she was also a terrific salad-maker, hence I became Salad Foodie! Adding to the early influences of her cooking were those I encountered in places I worked and lived - Colorado, Arizona, Utah, California, Florida and Germany. Over time our family hosted several students and chaperones from foreign countries (Japan, Germany, Lebonon) creating unique opportunites to explore those cuisines. Of course my educational training in food and nutrition rounded everything out.

Awards, Honors and Societies

University of Arizona Centennial Award 2014
University of Arizona, Emerita 2008


  • Hamma
    Hello, so excited to see you live in Utah, I do as ell, all 64 years,,,,lol Looking forward to getting to know you & your amazing recipe's! Thank you, Stay Safe & Healthy :)
    • Salad Foodie
      Salad Foodie
      Thanks Hanna and excuse the delay in responding - haven't been keeping close tabs on everything and have no good excuse with all this stay-at-home time! Love, love, love Utah - I grew up here but left for several years working out-of-state before retiring back to these beautiful Rockies. Good luck on your baking adventures.
      • Hamma
        Did you attend school while living here in Utah? I am looking for a fool proof Banana Nut Bread recipe...anything come to mind? Also, what do you suggest for a glaze for the bread? I have lived ere in Utah my entire life, aside from the recent quake activity I would say its the greatest place on earth. Grew up in the Holladay area attending Wasatch JR & Skyline High, raised my family in east Sandy with my two children graduating from Alta High.. I hope you are settled & happy again living here & wish you the Happiest of upcoming Holidays, stay safe & Healthy!
        • Salad Foodie
          Salad Foodie
          Yes all my education up to college was right here in the valley. I attended Olympus High School, then the U of U. After graduating I left Utah and worked in various states and even overseas. Then back home I came! For many years I made banana bread with a recipe a coworker gave me in the 60's. But this past year I tried a new recipe out and became enamored with it - by far. It doesn't have a glaze but a streusel crumble on top, but it is delish. Try out "Banana Bread with Streusel Nut Topping." I think you'll like it!
    • Dick
      not sure if i'm in the right place -
      Looking for quantity recipes to feed 200+ that are reasonably priced.
      we have been preparing a hot meal for the less fortunate for 35years at the
      Open Door Food Kitchen - St Joseph Mo
      if not the correct place, maybe you could point me in the right direction
      • Salad Foodie
        Salad Foodie
        I am sure there's some very good books written for low cost quantity cook audiences. Do a search for "inexpensive quantity recipes" or something similar. Do the same on your public library website, and Amazon, etc. has some recipes to check out. Also contact other community soup kitchens in your area to learn if they can recommend recipe sources. Good luck on your fine work!
        • Dick
          thank you
        • J. Gino Genovesi
          J. Gino Genovesi
          I corrected ingredients as you suggested for the Ultimate Bread Pudding. Thanks for the suggestions.
          • Kyra Martin
            Kyra Martin
            You are this weeks Facebook featured user! Make sure to look for one of your recipes to be featured on Tasty Tuesday!!!! And don't forget to tell your friends!
            • Shandiola colebrooke
              Shandiola colebrooke
              Season greetings my friend i have to compliment you about your Angel pineapple cake very heart warming desert, for the holidays. Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
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                • Salad Foodie
                  Salad Foodie
                  Ha - ha, Garielle: Regarding photo #2 on my profile page of the "Crookneck Family Photo" My neighbor gave me a sack of squash and when I sorted them out I came across these cute little critters. So I took them out to the garden and found a cozy and colorful backdrop for their photo shoot! Then days later - I cooked and served them. They're history!
                • Robyn Savoie
                  Robyn Savoie
                  Wow, a lot of amazing recipes! Can't wait to try some of them.
                  • Treat and Trick
                    Treat and Trick
                    I'm following you, looking forward to explore your recipes you'd shared. Would appreciate your visit and rate my recipes.
                    • Kyra Martin
                      Kyra Martin
                      Thank you for posting so many healthy option recipes. I'm trying to eat better but it's so hard! Always such a boost to find flavorful, health foods.
                      • Phyllis Smith
                        Phyllis Smith
                        I like your attitude and your friendly way with words. And I LOVE your healthy considerations and recipes. I am a little calorie obsessive but still really want to eat delicious food ... not always easy but I see several of your recipes I can't wait try!
                        • myra byanka
                          myra byanka
                          Nice photo of your wonderful cacciatore recipe posted today by me.


                          • Teri A
                            Teri A
                            Greetings. I am on healthy quest through food myself. I am looking forward to exploring the recipes you have shared.
                            Great to see such inspiring chefs out here. Very grateful to have found this spot!
                            • Supriya Srivastava
                              Supriya Srivastava

                              Hi! I share your thoughts with respect to importance of nutrition and feel like i should also focuss on posting healthier recipes. I also teach food and nutrition to undergrads and so the subject is close to my heart. Also, as a mother of two year old, i cannot help but be concerned about nutrition. Would love to follow your work.
                              Thanks for sharing.
                              • John Spottiswood
                                John Spottiswood
                                Glad you joined and thanks for the kind words. Can't wait to see some of the recipes you contribute when you have the time!

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