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What’s in the Fridge? 

Welcome to my nomad kitchen! I’m a Los Angeles native who trained in France (where my hero Julia Child trained). I travel extensively using food as my excuse.

I’ve been in the food industry for over 10 years now, working in restaurants, catering, healthy personal chef-ing, and teaching cooking classes.

People say that I have a calming voice, and that I’m a good teacher in the kitchen. I don’t care how much experience I have, if I don’t get you cooking more in the kitchen (and enjoying it)- then I’m not doing my job right. 

This blog is full of recipes, stories and conversations on healthy cooking to get you inspired.

The blog is 90% ish plant-based. I don’t like to label myself this or that but I try to eat as many vegetables as I can. Meat is more of a side dish. 

Being half Mexican and half Armenian living in California, you’ll find the recipes I grew up with here like Steak con chiles, Chile RelleñosTabuli, Stuffed eggplant, and spinach patties, many of which I made with my grandma and dad. 

When I’m not working on recipes and the blog, I teach online cooking classes and run a personal chef business in the LA area. Follow me on Instagram where I share lots of healthy gluten-free recipes @chefjoannas

Keep on cooking,


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find out more about your online cooking classes?

Check out the ‘Cook to 100’ program that’s 100% plant-based and gluten-free. Learn more here

Can you help me with meal prepping?

Yes! I have tons of menus I can share with you and give you tips on meal prepping for you and your family. Visit 80% Plant-Based Meal Plans or message me for more info. 

Do you have any cookbooks?

Yes! If you are looking for 100% plant-based recipes and meal planning, check out 5×1 Fit Meal Cookbook. My second book includes some meat and is an introduction to Moroccan cooking: Stories from Morocco: A Food and Travel Memoir

What are the Blue Zones?

Blue Zones are regions in the world where people live the longest, and healthiest lives. Many reach 100 years of age, living independently and free. I often refer to the Blue Zones diet and lifestyle tips by Blue Zones founder, Dan Buettner. Read more about it here

Get in Touch!

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