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About Me

Welcome to Beauty and the Beets. Here’s my story…..

In the 8th grade I tried to make Jello-O. That bowl sat in the fridge for a week before I came to the conclusion that it was never going to move past the liquid phase- it was never going to jiggle.

In high school I tried boil some eggs. I forgot about them, left the house with some friends, and came home to exploded burnt eggs hanging off the ceiling. And I ruined my Mom’s favorite pot.

The general consensus in my family is that I can’t cook. And now here I have a food recipe and travel website. Who knew?

I find inspirations in my recipes from my travels. I love to travel, from the smallest rural towns to the biggest urban centers, there is always something to learn and discover. My favorite part of visiting a new city is seeking out delicious iconic dishes at its most unique restaurants. I spend a great deal of time in the kitchen trying to recreate these foodie finds when I return home.

Pre-blog life, I was a dancer at Walt Disney World and learned a lot about keeping myself healthy and fit. My claim to fame was as a dancer in the original stage production of Beauty and the Beast at what used to be the Disney MGM Studios (now called Disney’s Hollywood Studios). Hence the name of this website – get it? Beauty and the BEAST vs. Beauty and the BEETS?

After my dancing career ended, I traveled for several years as a Flight Attendant for Delta Airlines, often eating on the go at airports and barely ever stepping into my own home kitchen. I was living on fast food and airline chicken or steak? (Do you prefer the Pleather or Leather sir?)

I briefly ventured into the world of food competitions- from competing at the World Food Championships to baking on two live Cupcake Wars events in Salt Lake City, Utah. I stepped waaaaay out of my comfort zone.

Today I am a senior at Arizona State University studying Mass Communications and Media. I am still traveling anywhere and everywhere, and always learning and exploring new cultures.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to meeting you!