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Emilie Raffa |theclevercarrot.com

Hi! I’m Emilie and welcome to The Clever Carrot™ Here you’ll find healthy recipes for the busy home cook. My approach to food and cooking is simple and stress-free.

This blog was created in 2012 to document my journey towards a more healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Here you will learn:

  • How to shop smart
  • How to cook with whole-food ingredients
  • How to save time & money
  • How to stress-less in the kitchen

Growing up, our meals were centered around fresh ingredients and little to no processed food. We bought local. Cooked from scratch. This is not a diet blog; it’s a blog about finding balance in what you eat and how you cook. And if there’s a way to make your life easier, I’ve found the shortcut.

To get you started, some of my favorite recipes include Mediterranean Baked Chicken, Blueberry Apple Cupcakes and the humble yet satisfying Cauliflower Soup.

Emilie Raffa |theclevercarrot.com

About Emilie

In 2006, I graduated from the International Culinary Center (formerly known as the French Culinary Institute) where I earned my degree in Classic Culinary Arts. I loved every minute of culinary school and could’ve stayed there forever. I went on to work as a private chef, recipe developer, food stylist, and behind the scenes on cooking shows.

After starting The Clever Carrot™ my work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, Food 52, Saveur, Food & Wine, Today Food, and in the pages of Artful Blogging Magazine. I was a finalist for ‘Best Food Photography’ in the annual the Saveur Blog Awards and contribute to the digital cooking publication, feedfeed.

Most recently, I just finished writing my very first cookbook! It’s available in stores now!

My husband and I live in New York with our 2 little boys. I’m inspired by everything. I tend to create based on my Mediterranean background, family recipes, and travel. Even my cat. And if you ask what’s in my shopping cart, it’s filled to the brim with olive oil, lemon, fresh herbs, and good bread (possibly a child too!).

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, would like to see certain recipes here on the blog, or just to say hi- I’d love to hear from you. Email: info@theclevercarrot.com

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xo Emilie

Emilie Raffa |theclevercarrot.com