Welcome to Fresh Flavorful where you’ll find easy recipes and simple ideas for eating, entertaining and adventuring your way to a Fresh, Flavorful Life.
Here I combine my love of photography with my passion for the natural world to create achievable recipes that celebrate seasonal and often locally grown, caught and/or foraged foods.
Whether you’re a home cook looking for easy eating, entertaining and adventuring ideas. Or a professional interested in highlighting the beauty of your own product or service through lifestyle and food photography you’ve come to the right place!
Where it began
I created One Armed Mama.com in the spring of 2013 inspired by the magic of gathering and connecting with others over food.
My youngest had just been born and for so long it seemed I had been doing EVERYTHING with a child on my hip and in my arms. Balancing parenting and personal passions. And relishing in the simple things that bring me joy. Great conversation around the table, bubbly cocktails with the sun on my face, toasty bonfire s’mores and so much more.
Pursuing creative passions is a theme that has always been close to my heart. And I’ve always had a drive to create and sell. From being an eight year old craft fair touring jewelry maker. To having the time of my life working the festival market in the early 2000s. A natural entrepreneurial spirit that led me to degrees in both business management and internet tech from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Falling in love with the area I moved my small family just outside the Cascade foothills where we grew into a family of five. Spending years as a work from home parent with toddlers on my hip and Martha Stewart on in the background.
It wasn’t until 2017 that I realized my passion for food, photography, entertaining, family, travel and business could meld together. And what was once a hobby blog grew into Fresh Flavorful Life. Spending my days pursuing my passions while helping others do the same.
Connect on social or contact me if you ever have a question, special request or recipe that’s giving you trouble. I’m always happy to help!
Thanks for being here,