Welcome to Oh My Foodness!
I’m Hope, the author of OMF. Since I can remember, I’ve loved being in the kitchen. Cooking and baking challenge me to be creative, problem solve and learn new skills. I’m so thankful to my dear mother who taught me basic cooking and baking techniques until I was eighteen years old; and the various TV and Youtube personalities who mentor me now.
I’m married to Cobalt, whom I met at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains while pursuing my bachelors in Dietetics. His career in the entertainment industry brought us to sunny California, where we now reside.
During college, I had the most exciting opportunity to volunteer with a local urban farm where I learned so much about the importance of supporting local farmers, the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables and how to eat in season. It was from this experience that I developed a passion for urban farming culture and sustainability. After moving to CA, I became a Garden Educator to local elementary schools through a local nonprofit. For 3.5 years I absolutely loved it; watching my students get excited about a tiny ladybug chilling on a borage leaf, taste how yummy a fresh chard leaf is, and be a manager of a mini ecosystem.
This blog started in 2010 as a platform for me to document my ideas, share my recipes with others and grow in presentation skills. My style is homecooked meals that are affordable, nutritious, packed with flavors and simple to make. But occasionally I step up to the challenge and make a recipe that is more complicated or takes several hours. So some recipes that you read here will take 15 minutes. And some will take a whole day (I work on laundry and watch TV in between steps, haha).
Many recipes are adaptions from various cookbooks, online recipes and Youtube so they might not be tested as tried and true. Feel free to comment and let me know if the recipe did not work for you and why.
I thank God, who inspires, provides and gifts me with the talent of cooking; my loving husband and families for their support (tasting all of my recipes!); and lastly my brother for his idea for the title “Oh My Foodness!”