Hi, hello, welcome!
I’m so happy you made it here. My name is Chelsea, and this tiny corner of the Internet is where I share my passion with you. I’ve been cooking my entire life, and can always find serenity in the kitchen.
Baked Greens is a website dedicated to the simple, nutritious foods I love eating on a daily basis. No frills, no weird health-food ingredients, just the humble ingredients that speak to my heart and my palate and keep me coming back to the kitchen again and again. I want eating well to be easy for everyone, so I don’t over-complicate my recipes. Everything here is made with minimal ingredients and simple techniques.
In short, I want to help you fall in love with healthy eating.
Over the past decade I started using more wholesome, high quality ingredients in my kitchen and ended up losing around 100 pounds in the process. As a result, I value high quality products (local + organic, if possible!) and have a deep love and appreciation for small farmers and sustainable agriculture.
I don’t follow any specific diet or lifestyle and I’m not here to put you on a diet, either. In fact, I have a deep disdain for the diet industry and don’t make my food choices based on whether or not society deems them acceptable for women (read: thin women) to eat. But, in general, I tend to gravitate towards food that makes my body feel great, and that’s usually whole, nutrient-dense seasonal food.
What does that mean? Less packaged, processed stuff, more real food and fresh produce. Does this mean I don’t eat chocolate cake and french fries? No way! I believe in listening to my body and eating the foods that make me feel satisfied. Some days that’s donuts and some days that’s salads, but every day that’s chocolate.
I work hard to achieve balance in my life, and that includes the recipes I create. You can expect to find plenty of hearty meatless meals, nutrient-dense snacks, and ample baked goods on Baked Greens. And cake, because we all need cake. Have I mentioned I like cake?
Also: I am absolutely in love with chocolate and peanut butter. I should probably apologize in advance for posting an obnoxious amount of chocolate & peanut butter recipes here. The same goes for breakfast foods- I just can’t get enough. If left to my own devices I might just eat breakfast for every meal of the day.
When I’m not in my kitchen I love visiting local farms, hiking, weight-lifting, and reading. If I could sit and watch every single sunset for the rest of my life, I would. I am always captivated by the colors, patterns, and slow finality of sunsets. I also really love gardening, but I hate weeding and can’t seem to find a workable way around it.
Luckily I live in a valley out in western Massachusetts surrounded by farmland, so fresh, inexpensive local produce is easy to come by. I just moved to the Boston area with my husband and need to become a better gardener, ASAP.
I truly believe in the power of a great meal, and I hope I can inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook something healthy and delicious!
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