Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by the Salted Pepper!
I'm Louise, recipe developer & content creator for The Salted Pepper.
I’m super excited to share my recipes and cooking tips with you. My goal is to get all the; “non” cooks, “maybe I’ll try it” cooks, “okay” cooks, “I can hold my own” cooks and “I cook like a chef” cooks into the kitchen so we all can have fun together!
Cooking should be fun and if it isn't for you, stick around! My mission for The Salted Pepper is to create simple healthy recipes (and some delicious and decadent recipes thrown in ) with easy to follow detailed steps on how to make the recipe.
Even if you've never cooked anything before, you can make these recipes. And, if you run into any trouble you can always send me a message and I'll help in anyway I can.
Over the past few years, I have been lucky enough to meet and get to know a lot of people in the Ninja Foodi community and together we have built some very special online community groups that focus on recipes and help using the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker & Air Crisper as well as other Ninja Appliances.
Have a question, ask…I’ll answer it if I can and if not, I’ll find the answer for you. The only ingredient you need to be successful in the kitchen is time, I’ll give you mine, if you give me yours. Come along with me and let’s get cooking.
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A few tidbits of info about me:
I love cooking and baking.
I’m married to my best friend and love of my life, Jeff.
I hate wearing an apron and I stain all my clothes with food…the favorite being my curry jeans!
I have 3 wonderful puppy dogs and 2 adorable chickens.
I retired after 28 years of being an RN and turned my focus to creating easy to follow recipes that taste amazing.
Why I named the blog The Salted Pepper
When picking a name for the blog, I must have had 50 different ideas, but none of them hit home for me; until I threw out the name, The Salted Pepper. This name drummed up one of my first food memories.
As a little girl, we always went to my grandfather's house on Sundays. The grown-ups would watch sports (still not a fan of sports) or chat and the kids would wander around grazing on all the snacks.
There was always a huge veggie tray and while I loved the carrots and tomatoes; I did not like the peppers (green, yellow, red, or orange). My grandfather noticed that I never grabbed any of the peppers and asked me why I didn't like them. Of course, being a little girl, I didn't know why; I just knew they tasted horrible. As I remember, they were bitter and not at all pleasing.
One afternoon, he said to me, "here try this." He had picked up a green pepper slice and put a little salt on it. Wide eyed and bracing myself for the "yuck" taste, I tried it. It was delicious. I didn't know how or why, but that little bit of salt changed the entire experience and from that day on I loved peppers.
What you can expect from me
I'm a down to earth, real person who cooks real food and tries to make it as simple as possible. I love sharing, teaching, and inspiring people to cook their own food instead of relying on take out or processed food. I love when you ask questions and I learn as much from you as you do from me... so please, ask away!
Thanks for being here,