Hey, everybody. Jen Hatmaker here, you’re host of the For The Love Podcast. Welcome to the show. We’re in a really fun series right now called For The Love of Favorite Pastimes. And what we were interested in doing was talking to people who took their craft, their hobby, their favorite leisure activity, their art from the sidelines of their life and made it their thing. They made it their work. They made it their calling. They made it their offering to the world.
And so no surprise that at least one of our guests is going to be in the category of food, because you know how I feel about food. You know it. I love it. I just love all things that have to do with food. I love the table. I love cooking. I love eating. None of this is new.
And so I know in our little community for a lot of us cooking is kind of our zen in just the chopping of the veggies, the blending of the ingredients, the smells, even just the process of it. It’s a calming activity. Our blood pressure’s coming down. We’re creating something with our hands that brings joy to our hearts and joy to our people. For me, in my opinion, cooking is the perfect way to reset at the end of the day. For me, it signals that the workday is over. And then I get to channel all my creativity into whatever I am making.
And so I knew I wanted to include food in this series because even if you already cook and enjoy doing it, there’s always more to learn. And for those of you where cooking is mundane or overwhelming, I am excited because we want to help you find a little bit of the joy that can be found in the craft.
And our guest today is the perfect one to show us how to do these things. She is the internet’s mom. She is a cookbook author, a blogger, a podcast host, a self-defined gal who loves to eat. And it actually sounds like I’m talking about myself, but I’m not. This is my personality twin in a million ways, Teri Turner.
Teri is a Chicago native, she’s a former event producer, and she’s now an incredible home cook who started out sharing tips with friends but then her Instagram, which is called Nocrumbsleft, blew up and then her little side deal became her centered deal.
So she makes the most delicious photogenic recipes, including, but not only Whole30 stuff, but gluten free, dairy free, grain-free classics for anybody who has dietary restrictions. But also she has the whole breadth of food. She’s really good at it. And she photographs it beautifully. She makes it very accessible and she is not fussy. Everything’s healthy and in season, it’s just the way I love to eat and cook. So her podcast, which is called No Crumbs Left Table Talks, is delightful. We talk about it for a second because it started with a conversation with her kiddo, which she’s going to tell us about.
She’s built this incredible brand around No Crumbs Left and she has this great mantra that I love. Her thing is “don’t be afraid to fail. It’s just food.” It’s just food. It doesn’t have to be perfect to be good. We’re feeding our families, that’s it. It doesn’t have to be Pinterest worthy. Everyone’s going to be fine if our dinner’s ugly, if it’s medium, we blow it. It’s just food. Right?
But lucky for us, Teri shows us how to not just make it delicious, but to also make it beautiful and to make it easy. And she says she’s an old school cook. We talk about that. She doesn’t have a microwave. Everything is just so delightful about her. You’re going to love her. I absolutely love her. So please enjoy this cover with the warm and engaging Teri Turner.
Books and Resources Mentioned in this Episode
No Crumbs Left : Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous
by Teri Turner
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