About Andrea

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  My name is Andrea and most times you can find me in the kitchen cooking up something delicious.  If I’m not in the kitchen then I’m probably reading about food and researching recipes.   I’m a 30 something married to a software developer (His name is Scott) and we live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Me cooking

We’re recent transplants to Colorado having just made the big move in the summer of 2012.

We moved just because we wanted to see what the West and what mountain life was all about.  I’m still learning my way around these parts!

We used to live in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio and called that home for many years.

Food Embrace started out as Off Her Cork back in 2008.  It was created so I could have a place to store my recipes along with documenting our journey towards cleaner eating.

“Cleaner eating” means relying less on processed, pre-made, and packaged items and cooking more from scratch.

The recipes I post are my own unless otherwise noted.  I create recipes that are easy to make along with being healthy and tasty.

My food philosophy can be summed up in three statements:

  • Eat real food.
  • Enjoy life as much as possible.
  • Beer.

I’m a certified health coach (through Integrative Nutrition) but I prefer the technical side of things. I’m a Blog Coach who helps small businesses develop their online presence through blogging and Twitter.

I’m also a recipe developer and would love to work with you on a project. Just drop me a note.

This space is purely for me to discuss what we eat and drink.  I also like to talk about my running adventures and things going on in and around Fort Collins and Colorado.

Food and Fun are the themes here.

I shop and support local as much as possible. Here is a list of my favorite places around Columbus.  Still working on getting to know Fort Collins!

I experiment a lot in the kitchen and often cook with beer.  I’m learning more about homesteading and hope to incorporate that more into our life.

Stick around, enjoy the food, and have a beer!