Hey y’all!!! Welcome to the party! My name is Charlotte I am a recipe creator, photographer and blogger with an obnoxious yet impressive sunglasses collection.
I am based in Minnesota and grew up with my grandmother (a retired chef), who taught me everything I know about the kitchen and more. Whenever she was in the kitchen, I was always by her side. She taught me to be patient, and to enjoy the process of creativity in the kitchen. Cooking has always provided a therapeutic outlet for me. I wanted to share my love for cooking but at the same time, inspire and empower our community to rethink health and clean eating.
I’ve always struggled with my weight. I’ve never been an insecure person, but it has certainly been a struggle to learn about and love my body. Growing up, especially throughout my high school years, I wanted to look a certain way because it was “cool”. Like many young ladies, I would lose weight (by starving myself) and a month later, gain it all back. It was not only frustrating, but it was unhealthy emotionally and physically. I was very hard on myself and that led to emotional eating which continued through my college years. As an adult, I’ve learned to embrace my curves and my cubby face. I stopped focusing on losing weight and I have started focusing on getting stronger, and healthier. Now, I have fitness GOALS, and I’ve implemented lifestyle changes that will improve my health and my opinion of Charlotte.
I haven’t always had an easy life, but I always draw strength and inspiration from my faith, family, and friends. I am so happy to have all of you to share my recipes, life, and bad jokes with.
Besides cooking, I enjoy eating (bet you couldn’t guess that one), yoga, interior design, the farmers market, sushi, seafood of all kinds (except scallops…I CAN’T), my handbag collection, a good weave (yea girl my hair ain’t real), House of cards (we are automatic besties if you are a fan), Orange is the New Black, The Flash (because Grant Gustin, is GORGEOUS), Game Of Thrones (because its fucking GAME OF THRONES), Scandal (because Kerry Washington is the definition of GIRL POWER), brushing my teeth (because girl, ain’t nobody got time for bad breath), grocery shopping, and a SHIT TON of wine drinking (Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet to be exact).
My hope for this space is to connect with you through food and conversation. SO, join me and my ever-changing hair styles and lets build a community filled with people from all walks of life coming together to build a better life.
MORE FUN FACTS:
- I was born in Africa (Liberia to be exact).
- Came to Minnesota when I was TEN (for a funeral, and we ended up staying)
- I had a pet Monkey
- I have three sisters and one brother
- My niece and Nephew are the coolest humans on earth.
- I am Catholic
- I worked as a Dialysis Technician
- I’m a bit of a singer.
- I’m a bit of a laughaholic
- I carry a small strain of OCD
- I am a hopeless romantic