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, 6460 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


  • 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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