Heidi is a wife and mother of two, living in Lincoln, Nebraska, who left her executive position in non-profit management to focus on her true passion: cooking, recipe development and food writing. She has been cooking and creating recipes since she was eleven. Her recipes are influenced by: growing up in Nebraska with East Coast roots, living in Santa Monica for six years as a poor newlywed, her English and Norwegian grandmothers, and cooking food with a "flexitarian" bend--limiting meat while still enjoying it occasionally.

Food Philosophy:

Heidi is a self-trained home chef who believes cooking food, the food you want to eat and share with others, should be a happy, low-stress experience, and it should relieve you from the day-to-day heaviness of life giving you something to look forward to. Heidi says she develops her recipes with a "no frills" approach, keeping the cooking efficient and delicious and most of the time nutritious. "Good (real) food doesn't need a laundry list of ingredients or hours of kitchen prep time to turn out deliciously-anyone can make this food and feel great about it--both in the cooking and the eating."

Favorite Quote + Food Heroes

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - Virginia Woolf

Food Heroes: Nigella Lawson, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart