I'm a Registered Dietitian living, eating and cooking in Alexandria, Virginia. I love spending time with my husband and family - eating, hiking, camping and just plain old relaxing. Professionally, I love helping people get to their ideal health and wellness status through nutritious foods, meal planning and nutrition education.
I started Bean A Foodie so that I could share my recipes, cooking tips and advice, nutrition expertise and my opinions on great products, places and restaurants I’ve visited. I typically post 3 times a week – Monday’s showcase a either a new recipe, unique ingredient or cool foodie spot, Wednesdays feature my How-To series, and I delve deeper into nutrition issues on my Nutrition Focused Friday’s. Because myself and my husband are “98% vegetarians”, all of my recipes fit into a plant-based diet. That just means you won’t find recipes containing poultry, beef, pork, lamb or other meat-derived products. I also want you to also be able to use this blog as a trusted source of information. As an up and coming health professional, I promise you that all the nutrition and health information provided in my blog comes from reliable and trustworthy sources – like peer-reviewed journals, government websites and sometimes even my own textbooks. I provide a list of references at the end of each blog so you can view the original source of information if you are so inclined.