Hi and welcome to Pass Me Some Tasty!
I’m Shannon – wife, mom of two energetic daughters (ages 4 & 7), and self-declared foodie living near Portland, Oregon. I teach group fitness exercise classes with Fit4Mom (an amazing national fitness organization that provides classes and support for moms in every stage of motherhood), I cook, I try to keep up with my busy daughters, I cook some more, and I look for regular opportunities to squeeze in a date night with my hubs.
In the cooking department, I’m kind of a food snob (a nice one though). I’m pretty particular when it comes to the food I put in my body. I believe food plays a major role in how we feel, live, and function on a day to day basis. I usually cook with organic, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. In my opinion, they just taste better! Everything I cook is gluten free, not because I think it’s a cool fad or a no-fail approach to weight loss, but out of complete necessity for my physical and emotional health and well-being. I LUUUV desserts (in moderation), but especially chocolate…chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, chocolate milkshakes, salted dark chocolate. Chocolate….sooo good…❤️
Besides chocolate (which should really be its own food group) I like it all…Mexican, Thai, Italian, Japanese…in my eyes the world is really just one big plate of amazing food. And if you were to ask that awesome hubbers of mine what makes me close my eyes while I savor a moment of deliciousness, it would be a great steak, with maybe some sautéed mushrooms on top. I won’t lie. I crave a good steak once in a while.
I also enjoy thought-provoking books, acrylic painting, gardening, visiting new restaurants and vacationing to new locales I have yet to experience, especially any nice sunny place with a white beach and some palm trees (with a tasty beverage in hand).
On a more personal level, I’m constantly trying to grow as a person who has an eternal perspective for those things in life that really matter. Like loving people (even when it might be hard), having an attitude of gratitude (which can be hard at times too) and following Jesus (best decision I ever made).
My goal for this blog is to inspire you to cook something delicious! To get out those ingredients you have hiding in your cupboards or pick up the veggies that you often pass by in the produce aisle and make something amazing! To no longer be fearful when there’s a family gathering or a Friendsgiving and you’re on the hook to bring a dish to share. But you’re like, “hey, Shannon, the last three meals I made looked like charcoal” or maybe it ended up tasting like something you wouldn’t even feed your worst enemy, or maybe you would…. Whatever your history is with cookin’ up something tasty let’s just declare that the past is in the past. Go dig out that kitchen apron and proudly tie it back on. Boldly take back ownership of your kitchen and what goes into the food you eat and let’s create meals that are nourishing, energizing and tasty at the same time. It’s my firm belief, as Chef Gusteau in the film Ratatouille (yes, I watch cartoons) so adequately states, that “Anyone can cook!” All you need is a great recipe and the ability to follow instructions. So I’ll provide the great recipe, we’ll cook it up together, and then the next time you go to that dinner party don’t be surprised if someone points to your dish and says “Pass Me Some Tasty!”
Thanks for visiting!
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