Hi, I’m Cassidy! I’m a registered dietitian who loves vegetarian comfort food, baking bread, and all things nutrition! This blog is where I share my love for baking, eating, and creating with the world. When I’m not making a giant mess in my dishwasher-less kitchen, I’m off exploring my current city of Athens, Georgia.
In the warmer months I’m out hiking and wandering around humid and beautiful state, and in the cooler months I’m probably sipping coffee or beer, spending all of my money at thrift stores, or reading a book about food history. I hope you enjoy following along and learning more about food with me.
My Food Philosophy
As a dietitian, I encourage healthy eating behaviors in the ways that work for my patients or clients. I believe in meeting a client where they’re at in their eating journey, and that all foods fit in a nutritious lifestyle. A healthy, happy food life is about balance and moderation, which is why you’ll find oodles of recipes for cookies and cake nestled alongside kale salads and lentil soup.
What You’ll Find Here
- Vegetarian and vegan recipes with an emphasis on Southern comfort food
- Lots of dessert recipes! I have a major sweet tooth. Growing up, my mom made homemade cookies every week, so I inevitably caught the dessert bug. Some of my dessert recipes are healthier and made with applesauce and some are made with butter; it’s all about moderation!
- Fresh baked bread, biscuits, and other pastries
Vegetarian Comfort Food
Cozy Peach Kitchen (CPK) is loaded with comfort food recipes. Comfort food is different for everyone. For me, comfort food represents the places I’ve been in my life. I have Midwestern roots, spent a few of my younger years in Florida, and lived my “formative years” in Georgia, where I ate myself into southern comfort food heaven.
Comfort food is the food that makes me happy and replays my favorite memories. It’s the food that keeps me cozy and makes me think of home. My interpretation of vegetarian comfort food 80% healthy, 20% indulgent, and always delicious.
Learn With Me
I love learning. It’s part of the reason I’m such a fan of being a dietitian; it’s actually my job to continue learning every single day. I have to stay up to date on new research, new trends, etc. to stay on top of my field.
I want you to learn with me! When I make recipes I love to share why I’m making the recipe in the way that I am. Why did I add that apple cider vinegar to the baking soda? What’s the point of soaking dry beans before boiling them? I’ll do the googling for you so that we can both learn a little more, recipe by recipe.
My Favorite Recipes
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy learning with me. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] for questions or comments. I love hearing from you!