My Story

I started Ugly Veggie Rescue in 2010 after I left my former corporate career in a blaze of burnout. Previously, I was an executive for healthcare companies and my days consisted of long hours, high stress and poor eating, usually while running between meetings. Wellness was not a priority and I sure didn’t understand balance. I was your quintessential, “type A” corporate workaholic.

Eventually, I realized my work and lifestyle were affecting my health, so I opted for a “life do-over” and quit my job. After several months off, the dots finally connected and I learned how to really nourish my body – through food and lifestyle.

Inspired by personal blogs I’d read online, I created Ugly Veggie Rescue to share my healthy recipes, globetrotting travel posts, and lessons learned in the kitchen.

Today, I’m passionate about life restarts and helping others make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age. With delicious, wholesome, gluten-free recipes along with inspiring travel and lifestyle posts, I’m happy to show you that simple is not boring and food restrictions are not life restrictions.