Hi, hi, welcome!! I’m Jean, and I like yummy things and taking photos of them. My husband is my best friend, and he’s so understanding about eating his food cold after waiting for me to style and shoot our meals. I have 2 dogs (ahem, children), a Frenchie and a Shihtzu, who are my personal floor cleaners after I make a hot mess in our kitchen (aka my office). We all moved to Southern California together after living in Brooklyn, NY for the longest time, and it’s been the best decision of my life.
I’m also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), and have been through a ton of crap with my own health like horrible digestive issues from food sensitivities (damn you, gluten and dairy), candida overgrowth, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, and losing my period. I’ve been on a recovery from all those things through diet and lifestyle changes and I love to share my journey often!
This is why you’ll only find minimally processed, REAL ingredients in all my recipes, some that are stupid easy and simple but dang delicious. All of them are gluten free and paleo. I truly believe that healthy eating should be approachable AND flavorful, and I hope my recipes are a reflection of that and inspire YOU to get yourself in the kitchen!
My second job is a safer skincare educator. After going through a ton of hormonal issues as I mentioned above, I refuse to compromise on the quality of products that I put on my skin, now that I know that it all gets absorbed into our pores and impact our health in so many ways. You can learn more about all that here.
Some random facts about me:
I was born in Korea and moved to the US when I was 7. I still have so much love for my birth country and I even wrote a cookbook with all my favorite Korean recipes, all without gluten, grains, or soy!
My happy place is my home. I get anxiety if I’m traveling too much for a long time.
My biggest fears are birds and outer space. How I survived in pigeon-filled NYC for 10 years, I’ll never know.
I’m not sure if I believe in horoscopes, but I’m a Libra and it’s so crazy how I’m SUCH a Libra (cue husband’s eye roll).
My last meal before I die would be NACHOS, loaded with ALL the toppings.
I’m an introverted extrovert. I get so much energy from socializing, but at the end of the day, I love being home watching Netflix and cuddled on the couch with my husband and my dogs.
I’ve been doing yoga for over 15 years and it’s my favorite form of exercise and sanity.
I have anxiety that gets real bad when I’m stressed. I’m working on it constantly.
I’m a true millennial who loves her avocado toast and matcha latte. They instantly brighten up my mood.