Founder & CEO
After 15 years in the world of fine food and wine, and a major lifestyle change due to fibromyalgia, gluten and dairy issues, she created this site to help others with chronic illness live a delicious life — because boundaries are boring.
Full Bio | Twitter: @foodphilosophy Street Cred: Fibromyalgia, gluten intolerance, allergic to soy & sulfites
We’re not sure what we’d do without Karen. As our Content Director, she will (gently, we hope) help us craft wellness words of wisdom and make sure we don’t talk about Christmas in July. She’d probably freak out if we did that, and we’re trying to keep stress levels to a minimum here. That’s why she’s also a certified yoga coach, helping us get our om on.
A well-seasoned editor with more than 20 years’ hard time in the newspaper world and two Associated Press awards, Karen made us promise to be smarter than them.
Twitter: @KUlrichHarris Street Cred: Chronic pain, diverticulosis, allergic to practically everything on the planet
Cortney is the one who keeps all of us in check around here, and it’s not just because she’s run online communities for Oxygen, NBC Universal, Hachette Filipacchi and AOL. She also happens to have 34 years of experience in dealing with a chronic illness.Diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 6, her RA, which “grew up when she turned 18,” has left her in an electric wheelchair with limited mobility, which continues to challenge her daily.
However, per her nickname “Hell on Wheels,” Cortney’s go get-em attitude keeps her RA (and our own attitudes) in perspective. She is an inspiration to all of us, so be forewarned: You should never tell her she can’t do something!
Street Cred: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Alex Rinehart, MS, DC, CCN
Dr. Alex is the gentleman responsible for helping Jennifer to get out of bed when her fibromyalgia spun out of control. A Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, his commitment to mind/body/spirit integration is emphasized by working in partnership with his patients, and his cutting-edge approach to nutrition and food as medicine is one we’re delighted to share with you here.
Site: CoActive Health | Twitter: @ARinehartDC Street Cred: Food sensitivities (and nutrition research junkie)
Robin A. Rothman
Editor at Large/DJ
With 15 years experience as an entertainment editor/writer, Robin has a borderline insane love of pop culture and an even more insane collection of music. In addition to writing occasional articles, she’ll keep our booties upbeat as the Zenfully Delicious DJ. A firm believer in so-called “Mix-Tape Therapy,” she’ll share mini-playlists that compile great grooves for every occasion.
Facebook | Spotify Street Cred: Food sensitivities, lactose intolerance, family history of heart disease and diabetes, chronic pain
Chef Mark Tafoya
Chef Mark understands the challenges of building specialty menus for the clientele of his ReMARKable Palate Personal Chef Service. With an eye on making things easier for you at home, Chef Mark will bring his expertise to your kitchen, as well as the international flavors he’s discovered while traveling while traveling with gildedfork.com, the site he co-founded with Jennifer.
Site: ReMARKable Palate | Twitter: @ChefMark Street Cred: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic pain
Chef Monica Glass
The Pastry Princess
No, really, that’s what we call her. Monica has been working with Jennifer on various decadent ideas for the past 5 years, when she first discovered her passion for pastry. Now she is Eric Ripert’s pastry chef at 10Arts in Philadelphia, and is taking the culinary world by storm. She’s also gluten-intolerant, so she’s dedicated to making sure everyone gets to have a sweet treat.
Twitter: @chefmoni Street Cred: Gluten intolerance, various food sensitivities
Photographer and Muse
No one takes more sumptuous food photos than Kelly. Now a leading food photographer and correspondent for FOX in Seattle, she will tease our senses with colors, textures and flavors as she shares the challenges she has been through with her own health. Just be warned that you might drool a little bit — Kelly has been Jennifer’s muse for the past 6 years.
Site: K. Cline Photography | Twitter: @kcline Street Cred: Pancreatitis
Natural Beauty Specialist
A true diva, Tara prefers to be known by her first name, and since we know how delicious she can be, we’ll let her get away with that. She delights in finding natural solutions to beauty, stress relief and all things to keep us looking good, and we love her for it. Also? She smells good.
Street Cred: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, allergic to sulfites