Hi, I’m Beth and I am the founder of the recipe blog called A Meal In Mind, which I launched in January of 2019. I started the blog as a record of the meals I’ve been preparing for my daughter-in-law, who has gluten- and lactose-intolerance, my 11-month-old grandson, who is allergic to eggs, and my younger son, who can eat anything.
I love to cook and feel like I’ve been soaking up information about nutrition my whole life. In 22 years as a high school biology and chemistry teacher I seemed to work food science into almost any course I taught. I garden, sing in an acapella choir and volunteer at the Denver Botanic Garden when I’m not blogging or baby-minding.
I use organic and locally-grown food when possible and make recipes of the area I live in. For the 35 years that I lived in Hawaii that meant various Asian cuisines, and some of those recipes appear on the blog. Now I live in Denver, where the baby is, and I focus on Colorado produce when it’s available.
Some of the tech aspects of blogging, like SEO, social media, etc. are tough for me but I get help small and large from the great blogging community. I’ve discovered a passion for food photography and food styling. I have a whole new hobby of collecting food props. One of my greatest thrills in blogging so far was getting photos accepted on FoodGawker!! I enjoy chatting about my photos with my husband, who’s been taking great photos with manual cameras since long before DSLRs. I’m partnering with my older son, who is good at using Canva to design pins and other graphics.
I have a lot of experience as a copyeditor and sometimes consider offering proofreading services to other bloggers. I have no idea how interested anyone would be in that! Or where I’d find the time, along with baby-minding and blogging.
I’d like my blog to help anyone who is looking for good food in general and gluten-free food in particular. I’d like it to pay for itself too, starting with Amazon and AdSense, and to supplement my retirement income beyond that. That means I have to reach people for marketing, in addition to recipe-sharing. More new skills!
My website and social media (I use Twitter very little)
I explored and commented on Felicia Austin’s Meal-Planning website and to Nicole Steyn’s Pin Pal site. Both have skills in organization and planning that I admire. I hope to spend time on everyone’s!
Aloha to all!