Interview with Phoebe from Feed me Phoebe

Don’t bite off more than you can chew in the kitchen. You can make simple food taste amazing with just a few good quality ingredients.

Tell us about yourself!

I’m Phoebe Lapine and I’m a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness expert, culinary instructor, Hashimoto’s advocate and speaker, born and raised in New York City. On my blog, Feed Me Phoebe, I share recipes for healthy comfort food and insights about balanced lifestyle choices beyond what’s on your plate. I’m also an author. My debut memoir, The Wellness Project, chronicles my journey with Hashimotos Thyroiditis and how I finally found balance by making one lifestyle change, one month at a time.

Share your approach to food with us: what do you like to cook? Why?

Healthy hedonism. Balancing the things that nourish your body with the things that feed your spirit.

Describe your food personality in 5-7 words

Seasonal, vibrant, flavor-forward, creative, simple, indulgent, veg-heavy

What are your 3-5 favorite recipes? Why? Tell us about them!

Baked Provencal Chicken and Rice Casserole

“When I used to get sick as a kid, my mom wouldn’t make me chicken noodle soup—instead, she’d dish up a simple bowl of rice doused in melted butter and lemon juice. I swear, coupled with The Price is Right, it was almost worth getting the flu for… One of my favorite ways to design a healthy, comforting meal around this prized grain of mine is to make a baked chicken and rice casserole.” Recipe here. 

Baked Pumpkin Pie French Toast with Garam Masala Streusel

“The beauty of the overnight French toast technique is that it’s completely fuss-free for serving a crowd. But you can also easily bake off the whole casserole after an hour of soaking the bread in the custard and still get a delicious result. The leftovers reheat well throughout the week, and even though the richness of the pumpkin custard makes it feel like more bread pudding than French toast, I promise that with only 1/4 cup of maple syrup in the whole thing and lots of eggs for protein, you could do worse.”  Recipe here. 

The Best Basic Bitch Kale Salad with Avocado, Beets and Tahini Dressing

“According to my friend’s explanation, and some quick follow-up research on urban dictionary, basic people are only interested in things that are trendy and popular. And in the context of our interests here, that there’s nothing more indicative of the basic lifestyle than a kale salad.”  Recipe here. 

Salmon and Quinoa Bowls with Kale and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce 

“Making quinoa bowls is one way I like to make a little fish go a long way. In this case, I invested in some beautiful wild Sockeye salmon fillets. Instead of the usual 6-ounce portion, I had the fish monger cut these down into thinner fillets so I only had to buy a pound for 4 people. If you see wild salmon on sale, stock up! You can freeze extra portions and have them on hand for quick added protein for your quinoa bowls.”  Recipe here. 

What food can you not live without?

French fries and mayo.

What kitchen appliance do you swear by?

My cast iron skillet.

What are your favorite blogs/ Instagram accounts that you follow? What do you like about them?

@Serenagwolf / Domesticate me – Serena is hilarious and her food is always perfectly indulgent yet healthful.

Do you have any advice for our food community?

Don’t bite off more than you can chew in the kitchen. You can make simple food taste amazing with just a few good quality ingredients. If you’re cutting corners with budget, the trade off is usually time. Which is ok too!

What’s your Instagram handle, blog link, any other social media or accounts you’d like us to share!

You can find me on:

Blog: https://feedmephoebe.com

Instagram:@phoebelapine

The Wellness Project: 

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