I’m Terri, a competitive home cook and baker, recipe developer, hobby cake decorator and busy working Mom that is trying to eat healthy and fit everything into not enough hours in a day. At Food Meanderings you will find (mostly) easy, quick and healthy and (always) delicious food for your busy life! There is some food art, fun food and desserts thrown in for good measure and because I love to bake! I will also share handy “Terri Tips” as well as food and kitchen hacks I have acquired along the way.
I love all things food and spend much of my spare time immersed in it. My interest in food is pretty eclectic and I find myself meandering down many different food roads. I also tend to ramble on about food. I started this blog to share those food meanderings and ramblings.
I live in Calgary, Alberta where by day, I have a great job in primary health care, working with family physicians & their staff on practice enrichment initiatives and integrating and supporting health team members in family practice clinics. But most importantly, I am Mom to Clayton (11), Abby (9) and wife to Dave. And spending time with them is what I love more than anything in this world!
A few other random things about me:
I love cats, will pretty much eat any food except lamb, liver and Vegemite, have a degree in Political Science, prefer when there is harmony and everyone gets along, my favourite wine and food pairing is Vinho Verde and Miss Vickie’s S&V potato chips, I can’t carry a tune to save my life, hate sewing and am a bit obsessive, especially when it comes to food. You can thank me for helping to bring Subway sauce back. Really. True story.
I love to create recipes for contests because it allows me to be creative and think outside my box. My original and contest winning recipes (See award winners list here) have been published in Taste of Home magazine, Saltscape Magazine, Simple and Delicious, Better Homes and Gardens Family Circle Hometown Cooking Cookbook, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Readers’ Best Recipes 25th Anniversary Edition Cookbook, Safeway Destination Cheese Champions, Farmers’ Almanac, among other publications and on several websites. I also contribute a monthly food/recipe column for The Rocky Ridge Royal Oak Community newsletter.
Because I am often testing new recipes for competitions, my family and colleagues all serve as fearless guinea pigs for many of my food creations. This guarantees that my recipes are thoroughly tested!
On a weekly basis I will share my own contest winning recipes/other food inventions and my favourite recipes. I hope you will find something helpful and/or interesting at Food Meanderings!
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