The Face Behind the Spoon

Hi!  I’m Jenny and I’m glad you’re here!   I am a writer, photographer, and recipe developer at this here blog.  In the kitchen, I’m into creating colorful, healthy, flexible recipes to suit a variety of dietary needs.  Spoon With Me is about creating foods you love, that also love you back.  I believe that healthy eating isn’t a drag when you get creative and have a little fun with it.  I am a cancer thriver, and have been living with a rare form of thyroid cancer for 7 years now.  I find joy, hope and meaning in living life creatively, adventurously, curiously and unapologetically.  I believe that food and nutrition are powerful tools to support our bodies through all they have to go through in this life.  We can love ourselves and others by creating foods that capture our senses and fuel our bodies.

I’m always an email away for recipe questions, amusing comments, random musings, and cancer pep talks.  Trolls need not correspond.  You can reach me at Spoonjenny@gmail.com.

The Regulars

Two personalities frequently grace my kitchen.  The Mister is my attractive food taster, copy editor, sous chef, technologist, and my rock in the ups and downs of life.  Luca, my soft-coated wheaten terrier is my number one groupie, and watches on attentively as I cook.


28 responses to “About

  1. Beth Hester

    You. Are. Awesome!

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog looking looking for a lentil soup recipe. You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It was very nice to meet you here in Morocco, Jennie ! i hope your enjoying your sejour and the whole Moroccan experience and food! too bad we didnt get chance to cook together…best


    • Imane, it was SO nice to meet you as well. I also wish that we had had a chance to cook together, and I’m really looking forward to trying some of your recipes!

  4. Ava

    Your blog is fantastic! Another thing we have in common – music and food! You’ve done a great job and I can’t wait to try your recipes! Hope your trip is fantastic! More recipe ideas……..


  5. Jenn Hubbard

    Hi Jenny,

    Your blog is incredible! You are so talented! I think I should hire you to help me master the ways of the kitchen! I will definitely be sharing your blog with others!


  6. Terese

    Jenny… You are truly amazing! I can’t wait for my husband to come home so I can show him all of the things on your blog that I need him to make for me! Ha! Terese

  7. Jamie Magee

    Wow, Jenny! I knew you were musical, but I had no idea you were also such a talented photographer, cook, and writer. You are quite a lady! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world.

  8. You have a wheaten terrier?!?! I think they are the cutest dogs in the world! P.S. so glad I stumbled upon your blog!

  9. Jennifer-
    Lovely blog and lovely photos:)

  10. Great blog and great pictures! I was looking for your contact information. Do you have an email so that I can send a non-public message (I guess that would mean private, but I didn’t want it to sound suspicious!). I just wanted to ask you about your gluten-free recipes. Thanks!

  11. Michelle Burnett

    Hey Jenny,
    Too cute! Love your photos. I might look at things differently when I go to the grocery store now! I really like your dog pic with the marmalade. I’m not sure how sanitary it is, but it’s cute! Hey, who cares about sanitary, we work with small germy children! I might make my husband try some of your recipes and I can be the sous chef. I have my eye on that french toast!
    Michelle B.

  12. Ashlie Berry

    Jenny, Your father sent this to me and I have to say I am blown away. Your way with words makes a chore like cooking sound colorful and almost fun.

    So with this said, I shall try a few of these and maybe my family will enjoy the dinner table a bit more than in the past.

    I am the worlds worst cook….and I have learned to accept this title, but between you and I, I have always wanted to be more…..I try, only to come out with lots of hours of work and terrible food!!!

    So, Thank You for the inspiration. I will continue to look forward to new yummy ideas.

    Your Photography is incredible, I really see this becoming a best selling cookbook.

    Sincerely, Ashlie Berry

    • Ashlie, I am so glad you are enjoying my blog and that you are feeling inspired! I hope that cooking will become less of a chore and that you will be proud of what you create in the kitchen. Thank you for sending me such kind words. It made my day!

      • Linda Lee

        I am so technically challenged – I don’t know how to send a message so will add my comments one of your ‘replys’ to another person’s comments!
        You are one very talented lady and your charm and warmth are evident in your spoonwithme blog! I’m looking forward to keeping up with your new recipes and the lovely way you present them. Your photos are wonderful! I’m thanking your Aunt Karen in CA for putting this on FB! Good success to you!

      • Thanks Linda! I’m glad my aunt pointed you toward my blog. Happy cooking to you!

  13. Auntie Karen

    Jen-Jen I am so very happy to see the fruits and veggies of your labors! Your photography is beautiful and I can’t wait to try the recipes….Meyer Lemons are my favorites, we hope to plant a tree out here in sunny Temecula. I’ll enjoy trying the Little Jars of Sunshine recipe. So very proud of all you do and contribute to this world! Love you sweetie!

  14. Doug Lawrence

    Hi Jennifer

    I’m a friend of your mom-in-law who strongly suggested I brush up my culinary skills by reading your blogs. I have RSSed your site so I’ll never miss another wonderful idea—of which, there seem to be many!
    My best to Morgen-taller, the media guru, and to you!


  15. Mary Pascoe

    Hi Jenny: This is your paternal grandmother’s sister-in-law also known as Maxine.

    I’m going to alert my friends and relatives about your blog. It’s a joy to read.


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