Mom’s Kitchen Handbook is my answer to all of the women over the years who have asked for advice on feeding a family. With three kids of my own, I know it’s not always easy.

I hope to share some of what I’ve learned as a food professional and through trial and error with my own children. Whether it’s figuring out what to pack for lunch or setting limits on a sweets and snacks, this blog distills my approach to raising healthy, curious eaters, wading through our confusing culture of food and nutrition, and figuring out that age-old question: what’s for dinner?

In addition to my job as mom, I’m a freelance food writer, registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, recipe developer, and cooking teacher. My first cookbook, Best Lunch Box Ever (Chronicle Books), earned an IACP nomination in 2014. A second book is in the works, due to be published in 2016.  Beyond cookbooks, I’ve written for the New York TimesSan Francisco Chronicle, Cooking Light, Real Simple, Bon Appetit, Self, and Parenting, among others. I also blog regularly for the Huffington Post.

Home for me is San Francisco, where I live with my three daughters and husband, who also happens to be my very gracious, and very unpaid editor. If you find a typo or grammatical error in my work, it’s because he was out of town and couldn’t give my writing a once over before I sent it into the blogosphere.

You can reach me through email at momskitchenhandbook@gmail.com.

 photo on the deck with the girls

Photo by: Jessica Antola