My name is Emilie, and I am the food writer & photographer behind The Clever Carrot.
In 2006, I graduated from the French Culinary Institute where I earned my degree in Classic Culinary Arts. Culinary school was a big dream of mine and to see it fulfilled was worth every single penny (extra lbs. too!)
I went on to work as a private chef, recipe developer & food stylist, and behind the scenes on cooking shows. I met my husband while working at this restaurant, got married… had kids.
And then, I got a camera…
In 2012, The Clever Carrot was born. Blogging became my creative outlet to showcase my passion for food. It was a love that I never knew.
My mission? Whole living made simple.
I grew up eating real food. No soda, no sugar cereals, no processed junk. Although there was an emphasis on whole foods, we did enjoy our fair share of pasta and bread (I’m French & Italian- it’s in my DNA) However, our approach to food was simplistic and well balanced.
My goal is to share that same principle with you.
In this space, you’ll find health minded recipes geared toward whole and balanced living. You’ll find vegetarian, gluten-free, and margaritas. That’s how I roll. I like to eat fresh and seasonal, with a focus on organic ingredients (whenever possible). You’ll also find plenty of clever tips and tricks because let’s face it- busy people need shortcuts! The idea is to make whole living attainable, yet realistic.
My cuisine is inspired by my global travels, and I hope to inspire you through my recipes and stories. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the journey!