Hi! Welcome to Salted Mint!
You’re here because you want to know a little about me. Okay. So, here it goes.
I’m a Cordon Bleu trained chef, who thinks about food morning, noon and night. I’ve worked in fancy restaurants, worked for famous chefs, and catered for high end dinner parties. But the place I love being the most is right here.
I LOVE to create everyday recipes and food that elevates honest seasonal ingredients into something special. Nothing complicated, just simple, nourishing and delicious whole food recipes. No processed or artificial junk. Inspired and adventurous cooking rules around here.
Life, for me, completely revolves around meal times. I’m obsessed with seasonal produce and recipes that are nourishing and delicious, but that won’t break the bank or blow your waistline. What you will find here are modern recipes with a twist. Most of them give a definite nod to the classics, but have some attitude too.
We don’t do diet recipes or “clean eating” around here. Instead we do simple healthy recipes. The recipes on Salted Mint take nutrition into account, but we focus on balance. We won’t be ruled by counting calories or weighing snacks.
I used to.
Make no mistake, I’ve tried my fair share of strict diets and mean portion control. Most of us at some point have. But the thing is… it just never felt right did it? I’ve tried to squeeze myself in to boxes that were described as clean eating, weight watching, healthy blogging, raw food cook. Every single one of those boxes was a restrictive food prison. Food guilt has no place in this world. And it certainly doesn’t exist around here. Instead we focus on food that makes us feel great and tastes amazing.
Are You in?
Cooking and food is an emotional experience. And when I cook while trying to conform to a title, it doesn’t feel great. That style of cooking, for the sake of fuelling oneself, feels unfamiliar to me. It feels like a stranger. When I cook it how I feel it, that’s how I create my best recipes.
You’re here because, you too, are tired of trying to conform to a strict food box that feels joyless. You want recipes that are simple to make, but are still special. Perfect to whip up on a weeknight or just the perfect recipe for a special Sunday dinner.
I focus a lot on trying to find joy and am working really hard at self love and self worth these days. And eating food that I love goes a long way to making those things easier.
Those two, in that photo, up above? They’re my little family. And what I cook is for them. My goal is to bring you recipes and essential guides that will help you cook better and with less stress. To help you bring your family inspiring meals and bold recipes that make you and them, feel amazing.
Thanks for visiting.
Here’s some answers to some frequently asked questions.