HI!, I'M SHELL!

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to check out Grateful Grazing. I started this to share my passion for food, health, and nutrition, and to express my gratitude for the abundance of life, support, and love I’ve been blessed with. Join me in the kitchen, and let’s take simple steps to fill our bellies and nourish ourselves with the healthy foods our bodies crave. It is far too easy to get caught up in the commotion of daily life, and cooking can provide a wonderful little escape.  A time to laugh with and enjoy those you love. A time to slow down, create something wholesome and real, and honor where it all comes from and the ones we get to share it with.

I hope grateful grazing inspires you to take the time to appreciate what you eat, where your food comes from, and the ones you share these meals and memories with. Take a breather, get your hands dirty, sip some wine and create  a beautiful and delicious meal with the ones you love. Take care of your body, get creative, laugh, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.


.....a bit more about me

Food, family and friends have always gone hand-in-hand for me, and so many great memories have been cooked up in the kitchen. My upbringing on a tropical fruit farm in Hawaii has instilled a respect and awareness for fresh and nutritious foods, and has cultivated a desire to inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle through cooking. I have had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts, which has trained me in gourmet, health-supportive & holistic food selection and preparation. This training, along with my own passion and desire to learn more about food and nutrition, has allowed me to provide you with scrumptious tid-bits of information throughout this blog, hopefully encouraging wellness within.

I’m currently keeping busy and soaking up as much knowledge and experience as I can while living in the food centric city of New York. I work as a private chef, in a local restaurant, and occasionally cater small parties and teach health supportive cooking classes. If you want to learn more and get your hands dirty, sign up for one of my cooking classes at Miette Culinary Studio. Scroll through their cooking classes to find and sign up for the health supportive classes that I teach!