Hi! Nice to meet you.

I’m Anetta, pronounced like “uh-net-uh.” If you call me Anita or Annette I’ll cry.

I’m a food enthusiast, business professional, amateur food photographer, and a blogger. Among other things.

I love to cook quick, easy, and healthy meals inspired by places all around the world. I started this blog to share my recipes and hopefully inspire others to get in the kitchen!


My husband, Jesse, and I live in Portland, Oregon. He’s my biggest fan.


By day, I manage a program which works with older adults to maintain their independence as they age. By night, I cook!

I cook and blog about a wide variety of foods. I love to develop recipes that are not only delicious, but are also approachable. We all have to start somewhere, so I try to provide lots of method descriptions in my posts for those that are new to the kitchen. If I don’t explain something well, leave me a comment and I’ll help you out!

I also recognize that not everyone has access to hard-to-find ingredients or kitchen gadgets, so I try to provide easy substitutions if a recipe calls for a particular ingredient or tool that you may not have.

My husband and I have been fortunate to travel to Asia, South America, and Central America over the past couple years, so much of my recipe inspiration comes from our experiences abroad. Hands down, Thai Food is my favorite thing to eat on the planet.

Since I work full time I tend to gravitate towards meals that can be prepared very quickly (under 30 minutes is my standard!).

I also love…



Star Wars



travel2 travel travel3

Harry Potter


My Dog


Aww just look at those wrinkles!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

Let’s Eat!



12 responses »

  1. I don’t know if this is the correct place to post a recipe or not, but…I took some salted and peppered Tilapia filets and laid them in a pyrex cooking dish sprayed with non-stick spray On top of them I placed sautéed red pepper and onion splashed with balsamic vinegar. I crumbled a little Mexican cheese over the top and baked. Before serving I garnished with chopped avocado and coarsely chopped cilantro. I served it with lime wedges.

    • That sounds delicious! Tilapia is one of my favorite fish to cook with because it really absorbs the flavors of whatever it is cooked with (plus, it’s cheap!). I’ve been learning more about Mexican cheeses lately – what kind did you use? I’ve been buying cotija and oaxaca pretty regularly and they are both delicious.

  2. Hands down best blog name EVER! Your farmhouse cobbler came up in “similar to” links to my strawberry shortcake recipe. So glad to have discovered you and can’t wait to read more! And I can completely sympathize with the iPhone. I’m in the same boat but your photos still look great!

    • Thank you so much, Melissa! I wish I could take credit for the name, but it’s taken from an episode of the show Bob’s Burgers. My husband is obsessed with it 🙂 I’m headed over to your blog right now – your Lavender Strawberry Jam is RIGHT up my alley!

  3. Hey Anetta! You started following my blog so I wanted to check out your blog and say, “Hi!” I’ve been poking around your blog, and I think your photos are fabulous – I can’t believe you’re using an iphone. I’m also excited that you’re encouraging your hubby to eat vegetarian some of the time. It’s a pleasure to e-meet you! Celeste 🙂

  4. Hi Anetta! First: you have the most glamorous gorg icon pic of any other food blogger I know! 🙂 Two: I love the name of your blog. Three: Very happy to find your blog.

  5. Hey Anetta–I just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog (especially the name, as I’ve already told you). I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Congrats! You don’t have to do anything but I encourage you to pay it forward and nominate some of your favorite bloggers too! http://wp.me/pWmJ0-MF

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