Hi there, I’m Linda. I’m so happy you are here. Since you are on my About page, I suppose you want to find out a little bit more about me, huh? Who is this woman and should I trust her recipes? Can she cook?
A Little More Personal
Okay then! Let’s get started.
As I mentioned above, I’m Linda Roisum (pronounced roy-sum). Just in case your were wondering, Roisum is Norwegian and I inherited by marriage. Yup, I married Gary Roisum, who is 100% Norwegian, on July 8, 2007.
We honeymooned in Costa Rica and Panama and we have been traveling ever since.
One of Gary’s dreams was to live by the ocean … so we packed up our things and moved from Alexandria, Virginia to Nokomis, Florida, which is where we live when we are not traveling.
I’m in my early 50s (ah, that is scary to write that … where does time go?). My passions are traveling, cooking (both savory and sweet) and photography. I absolutely love cats (although I don’t have any of my own currently since my Jasmine crossed over the Rainbow bridge).
I realized that I was gluten sensitive in July 2009. A few years after fiddling with recipes, I started a blog called Project Healthy Ever After in January 2011 as a way to share those recipes. It evolved into my coaching website after I graduated from Institute for Integrative Nutrition in September 2013.
In August 2014, I had to have a total hysterectomy. This sent me into a year long recovery and a whole set of new issues (hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia to name a few) that I’m learning how to deal with as part of every day life.
Her favorite cuisines are French, Italian and Vietnamese. My favorite birthday meal is lobster and cheesecake and would probably be my last meal.
Are all the recipes yours?
All the recipes are mine unless otherwise noted. I give credit when it is due in my recipes and follow these attribution guidelines.
I am not a trained chef. I learned to cook from Mama Elaine (my adopted Italian mama), my boss (at the Department of the Air Force, my first real job) who would give me a recipe each Friday and I would have to cook it over the weekend and report back on Mondays and the few classes I took at Sur La Table.
When I learned that I was gluten sensitive, I felt very sorry for myself. What no more pizza? What could I eat? Thank goodness for Whole Foods and their gluten free food selection. This got very expensive very fast. So I decided to get in the kitchen and start experimenting on my own. I’ve made loads of mistakes with gluten free cooking, but have also had a lot of successes.
If you’ve tried one of my recipes, please share! If you’ve taken a picture, please email it or send me the link; I would love to link to your blog and credit the photo to you.
What Will You Find Here?
There’s a wide range of things you can find here from healthy food to food that tastes-so-good-but-is-oh-so-bad-for-you indulgences as well as travel tips and stories, health tips and photographs.
All recipes are gluten free and soy free unless otherwise noted.
Who Takes Your Photos?
Yup, all the photos are taken by yours truly. It took me awhile to grasp the concept of lighting, angles and props in food photography but I believe I have grown while learning. I am very happy with where I am at now. So you’ll notice a vast difference in quality between the old stuff and the new stuff. I still cringe at the old stuff and I might redo them one day but until then, they’re still very yummy recipes
If you would like to email me, you can do so at:
lindaroisum [at] gmail [dot] com replacing the “at” and “dot” with the appropriate characters 🙂
A Little More Formal
Linda Roisum helps her clients live vibrant and healthy lives. Her gentle approach to nutrition works especially well with busy and caring professional who know that they have important work to do in this world, but see that they won’t get very far as long as they have irritating health issues, or self-sabotaging eating habits. As her clients bring whole foods and superfoods into their office, kitchen, and suitcase, they are able to naturally target their specific health concerns, strengthen their body, clear up digestive troubles, and overcome fatigue. It becomes easy to release foods like sugar, caffeine, gluten and dairy.
Linda received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.