I started out early as a food lover. After all, I was the kindergartener who named "lobster" as her favorite food. I was lucky enough to grow up in Northern California where we were surrounded by great food and grew a lot of our produce ourselves! Food appreciation was practically our religion; as a result I love to eat, think, read, and talk about food. Not much makes me happier than helping a friend figure out what to eat for dinner.
At home, I focus on cooking vegetable-centric, flavorful meals, but balance and variety are key! In one week I may eat quinoa with roasted chickpeas & broccoli drizzled with a tahini-yogurt sauce and then have some Big Cheeze-its (these are my favorite, there's something extra delicious about the big ones). Though the blog is titled Eat Like a Queen, I'm certainly no food snob.
Over the years I learned to use my strength in strategic thinking to my advantage when it comes to meal planning. I think of it like a food puzzle where I get to be creative with ingredients and cuisines. It also helps us stay healthy and eat well at home most nights.
The idea of the blog came from my husband, who told me one day "you eat like a queen" after I showing him what I'd been eating for lunch. It stuck in my head & with his encouragement to document what I cook, I decided to start the Instagram account @eatlikeaqueen & now the blog. I hope you find some inspiration to eat well & appreciate food! We all deserve to eat like a queen & live well.
<3 Leigh the Foodie
The lunches that were fit for a queen. <3