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Welcome to Simple Bites, a family-oriented community that believes in the importance of bringing the whole family together around the table on a daily basis.
Our desire is to enable you to prepare unprocessed, nourishing food and foster a desire to eat seasonally and locally. To help with that, we offer a wealth of comprehensive recipes, simple preserving tutorials, and honest tips for cooking with kids. Oh, and we’re kind of jazzed about urban homesteading.
Come here to find delicious recipes, captivating stories, and an encouraging perspective to help you provide great food for your family.
Welcome, and tie on your apron.
Aimée Wimbush-Bourque is the editor, main writer, chief cook and bottle washer around here. She’s wife to Danny, mom of three kids, boss of two cats, and farmer of six brown hens. A former chef-turned modern homesteader and food blogger, Aimée chronicles her family food life from the dining room table surrounded by toy cars and cookie crumbs.
Aimée could never cook without good quality spices, olive oil and sea salt and loves dabbling in gardening, foraging, and canning. When she’s not scrolling through Instagram, that is.
Head here to learn more about Aimée.
This team of food writers is hand picked by Aimée and really know their stuff. On a weekly rotation, they bring their areas of expertise to this blog and lend a fresh voice to the content.
Allison RuthAllison Ruth is mama to three hungry girls. She blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes. Whether she’s baking bread, sewing, or contemplating the fate of socks gone missing in the laundry, she looks for the peace and creativity life offers to everyone who is paying attention. Living life deliberately isn’t easy, she admits, but it helps when you have good things to eat.
Courtney ChampionCourtney Champion is a wife and mom who writes at Cook Like a Champion, where she shares accessible recipes focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients and plenty of sweet treats. She thinks good food tells a story and loves sharing that story with her readers. She hopes to inspire others to spend time in the kitchen with the people they love.
Danny BourqueDanny Bourque is a mechanical engineer who is known at both home and work as either “the geek” or “the numbers guy”. He is very methodical and genuinely loves to analyze almost anything that piques his interest – including food.
Jan ScottJan Scott is a Canadian food writer, party planner and the mom of two active tween boys. She is the home cook and creative mind behind Family Bites, a blog inspired by the simple recipes and party ideas she’s put to the test on her family. Prior to making the transition to freelance writer, Jan spent five years as an event planner for a private catering company, but shifted to working from home in order to spend more time with her quickly growing boys.
Marisa McClellanMarisa McClellan is a food writer, canning teacher, and dedicated small batch canner who lives in Center City Philadelphia. Find more of her jams, pickles and preserves (all cooked up in her 80-square-foot kitchen) at her blog, Food in Jars. Her first book, titled Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round, is now available.
Megan MyersMegan Myers is a copyeditor and spatula-wielding mom seeking out the simpler life in Texas. Her blog, Stetted, focuses on her family’s journey from junk food addiction to a diet of local, organic, and whole foods, while exploring the many options farmers provide.
Shaina OlmansonShaina Olmanson is the home cook and photographer behind Food for My Family, where she shares recipes, tips, opinions and her philosophy on food as she wades through the process of feeding her family, her friends and anyone else who will let her. She strives to teach her four children how to eat well: seasonally, locally, organically, deliciously and balanced.