welcome to my humble, little blog. i am gretchen.
i am a registered dietitian. unlike most in my profession, i have been lucky enough to spend most of my career in a kitchen as opposed to a hospital. though i worked in a fabulously exciting test kitchen, I now work mainly in my own both as a freelance recipe developer & food stylist, and as a mommy.
i am married to derek, a beautiful giant of a man who looks like equal parts superman and don draper. he's a military man. serves his country. makes me proud.
we have an amazing little guy who just turned 3. he makes me smile everyday. and is a good eater.
several years ago, after countless bouts of health issues, i stopped eating gluten. almost instantly my body felt like new. i've not turned back. and i've not felt deprived. usually.
why kumquat? because i love the citrus-y freshness and tiny simplicity of the fruit. plus i've always thought it was a fun word to say.
currently we live in the sweet town of charlottesville, virginia. but we move. alot. maybe i should have called myself the gluten-free nomad.
nonetheless, i hope to fill this blog in the passing months with delicious recipes, beautiful photography and brilliant health tips. or maybe just a note or two.
feel free to contact me, if you feel like it. email@example.com