Welcome to Savvy Eats! My name is Julie, and my philosophy in life is “Smart Food & Smart Life.”
I aim to eat whole, fresh and local foods whenever possible. In the past, I have tried both gluten-free and vegetarian diets in the quest to improve my health and lessen my hypothyroidism symptoms. However, I have found that I feel my best when I eat a little of everything in the world of natural foods.
In the “Smart Food” category, you’ll find the following:
- An organized, well-labeled Recipe Index
- Brain Food 101 posts answering your questions about the science behind food
- Weekly Menus designed to help you make the most of your time, energy and ingredients
- Food Preservation articles and how-tos, covering both canning and freezing
- Gardening Tips, Tricks and Progress Reports
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I received a degree in Biological Systems Engineering–Food and Bioprocessing. I know, its a mouthful! Essentially, I am half Chemical Engineer, half Food Scientist.
I believe in pursuing your passions and doing what makes you happy. That’s why I’m choosing not to pursue a “traditional” engineering career, instead focusing my energies towards recipe development and food writing, including writing about the science behind food.
- The Little Things series, where I appreciate the little things in life
- Book Reviews
- Reading Lists, round-ups of my favorite posts from around the web
- Cycling tutorials and training recaps
- Home Organization and DIY