Welcome to Nosh! I’m Julie M. Tuttle. I have a passion for food, cooking, and making new recipes to share with all of you! Simple and Casual is my middle name. I love to make recipes easy and use everyday ingredients you don’t need to go to a fancy store for. My recipes are fun, easy, and not to mention delicious! I only post my favorites right here on this blog.
I grew up in colorful Colorado and still call it home. I love reading anything with fantasy, magic, quests, and dragons. Some hobbies include traveling and I love taking road trips! Yoga, hiking, painting, visiting art museums, libraries, and making new recipes. Currently I am also learning to become more self sufficient and making things from scratch and learning more on homestead living.
My passion is all about food, and helping you discover how simple making healthy meals can be! I fueled my desire to learn and cook and decided to go back to school in 2014. Proud to say I graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Denver in 2016 and have a degree in Culinary Arts!
Over the past two years I have self-published two books:
My first cookbook, Nosh with Chef Julie: 50 Personal Recipes for the Everyday with 10 Ingredients or Less! was published December of 2017.
And my second book, Nosh with Chef Julie: Vegan Journal: Daily entries and tips for going vegan from the beginning with self-care, food logs, and reflections. was recently published and is to inspire new vegans on the path to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.
This blog is all about having fun in the kitchen, living and cooking healthy vegan and vegetarian meals while on a budget. Scratch recipes, home cooked meals, and the importance of self care are all the core of this blog and my life. Living simply, reducing my footprint, and becoming more self sufficient are my main goals. I’m saving up for my own homestead and hope to make that dream come true in a couple of years.
Personally, my diet is hard to put into one box. It’s mostly plant based, whole foods. I don’t eat meat, cheese, or milk. Recently I have added in eggs and some fish into my diet. If I break it down it’s 90% vegan and 10% vegetarian/ pescatarian.
I’ve tried to go full vegan twice lasting about eight months each time, but sadly I have had hardships in my personal and mental health because of too much restriction. I am trying to do what’s right for me and my body right now. I do eat vegan most of my days. I have been overall vegetarian for the last 6 years.
This blog holds all my vegan recipes, and I will be posting more vegetarian and pescatarian recipes in the future. I will still post vegan and raw vegan dishes as I go along. If you’re looking for healthy home cooked meals give some of mine a try.
Search through the categories for inspiration, check out my veganism page for tips and advice for new vegans, browse through the recipe archives, and nosh to your heart’s content!