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Olivia Saez

Oceanside, United States


Food has always been a major part of my life. Its the creation, conversation, and enjoyment around food that has always brought me comfort. My parents are from France, specifically, a port town in the South called Toulon. Having moved to the United States for work in 1983 (the year I was born), I grew up as an American with two passports, two languages, and French accent free. Our French lifestyle has always allowed us our indulgences, yet kept in moderation, whether we were dirt poor or moderately comfortable. As if a friend that always was by my side, cooking always kept me grounded. So I started cooking more. I entertained friends, delivered baked treats to the local bike shop, and spent every moment I could compiling and creating recipes. Now, in my thirties, I have not only found happiness by being true to myself, but also through what I eat. Regardless of the size of your kitchen, financial standpoint, or cooking skill level, you CAN cook healthy, delicious meals at home. Here, you'll learn how to cut the right corners to save you money and time, understand how to substitute ingredients for gluten and dairy free diets and encourage more meal times in your life. Now, my vow is to get our world to choose to eat Ramen noodles because you simply enjoy the flavor once in a while, not because you think you have to. I hope to SHATTER the concept of French food and show you that it is a collection of easily assembled ingredients that leave you full, happy, and satisfied. http://www.frenchgirlsguidetofood.com


Oceanside, United States