Hi, I’m Becky! Welcome to A Calculated Whisk, a food blog
featuring creative gluten-free and paleo recipes. I’m so happy you’re here! My goal is to help you make delicious meals and treats without grains. My first cookbook, Paleo Planet, just came out on November 3rd and includes over 125 internationally-inspired paleo recipes for breakfast, dinner, dessert, and more. I’m also available for freelance food styling and food photography. You can see my full recipe index here–all of the recipes are gluten-free.
I started this blog in 2013 as an excuse to spend more time making, eating, and talking about delicious food. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to eat (often too much), and I have a huge weakness for desserts. While I enjoyed blogging from the start, my new hobby had an unintended impact: I gained almost twenty pounds during the first three months. Not wanting to give up my new favorite activity, I searched for a solution, and found the paleo diet. Without grains, refined sugars, and processed foods, I started to lose weight. Forcing myself to only share recipes that are gluten-free and paleo-friendly is a great way for me to stay healthy. It also forces me to be more creative in the kitchen.
Since starting my blog, I’ve come to really enjoy food styling and food photography–it’s one of my favorite parts of the job! I love making beautiful food and setting up shots that tell a story and/or inspire others to hit the kitchen. You can check out my photography portfolio here.
In my non-food-blogging life, I just finished a master’s program in speech and language pathology and currently completing my clinical fellowship working with kids of all ages (from younger than 18 months to older than 18 years!). I was an elementary school teacher for six years, and am excited to keep working in education in a more specialized way. I speak fluent Spanish and love languages. I also love traveling, hanging out with my cats, reading, doing yoga, and going out to eat.
My fiancé Ben and I just moved to from Boston (my home city) to Chattanooga, Tennessee (his home city). I also lived in Houston for four years and my mom is from Austin, so I feel like I can almost consider myself a southerner.