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, 6540 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


  • 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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