Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast
Astoria, Oregon

About Me

Welcome to Simply Gourmet!

 I started Simply Gourmet five years ago with the intention of sharing recipes with my kids, family and a few friends.  Little did I know that in a short time I would have a small group of followers, a facebook page, twitter account, and instagram account.  I have written for magazines, newspapers and worked with a variety of clients to develop recipes and produce product images.

Recently though I am more centered on working with my family.  The birth of our daughter (number 4) keeps me super busy and I have had to pull back professionally and work my blog more as a hobby than a business. I am hoping to get back into a full time blogging schedule soon.

In 2016 I decided to take the leap back into obtaining my degree. I am a full-time student.  My goal is to obtain a doctorate degree in cultural neuroscience. I am hoping to make a difference in people's lives. I hope to add something to the field and impact the study of how our cultures affect our minds and brains.

My journey with food is represented on my blog.  For a long time we were gluten free.  Then I went to a Paleo diet and finally landed with eating mostly a plant based diet--vegan and vegetarian--we are not exclusive.

You will find recipes for everything here.  I have chosen to NOT delete certain recipes because we all have to start somewhere and for our family this did not happen over night.  It has taken us 5 years to finally decide that a plant based life style fits best with our dietary needs.

My advice is to listen to your body, keep a food journal, and work with a nutritionist to help you find what works best for you and your family.  I have GERD and Rosacea along with auto-immune issues.  Believe me when I say that I have tried it all--and--this works best for our family.

In 2016 I decided to write and share our family's adventures while living along the Oregon Coast.  I am using my blog to share adventures, travel, some recipes, diy projects, and a positive rhetoric about life.

If you would like to work with me or send me anything to sample, please contact me through email at sherron.watson@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting!



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