Hello there! It’s an absolute pleasure to make your acquaintance! I’m Ryan and I put the gentleman in Gentleman’s Bistro (seriously).
I’ve always been into a healthy lifestyle, natural ingredients, and cooking; but really started putting together my own recipes a few years ago and have a regular showing in the kitchen on Good Things Utah. I’ve been in the natural products industry for just over 5 years and I’m a regular contributor to Natural Practitioner, Vitamin Retailer Magazine, WholeFoods Magazine and another 10 publications. I enjoy putting a healthy spin on less than healthy dishes, while keeping them delicious.
I started this blog because it was a way to combine my experiences in writing, cooking, and sharing quality time with my daughter, whether that be in the kitchen, on an adventure, or in Hawaii. In addition to recipes, I occasionally share my random thoughts from my thoroughly complicated, unpredictable, and outstanding life.
Here’s a little bit more background on us:
Nairie /ni-,ree/, the most incredible daughter in the history of daughters, was born to her mother and I on a crisp morning in 2008. She immediately captivated both my heart and mind, which continues to this day.
My sporadic story started in 1984 in the middle of the Pacific on O’ahu. Shortly after, my ‘Mainland’ adventure was launched in California. Some hats I’ve worn in my career are U.S. Navy, entrepreneur, TV Chef, to corporate communications director, competitive intelligence and digital media.
So this blog serves a couple of purposes: the first is sharing these delicious recipes from my daughter and I; and the second is bringing you along on this intriguing journey through life and thoughts of mine. So thank you for accompanying me on this culinary and adventuring experience.
And if you really want to see what goes on in my personal life, then I invite you to please join me on Facebook.