About Me

Hi!  My name is Emma, founder of CookNovel blog.  I’m a 34 year old mom of 3 kids, 1 boy and 2 girls.  My husband and I live with our kids in a small town in beautiful California.

You may have noticed I focus on healthier recipes here on Cook Novel.  Whatever I’m making I try to make it the healthiest I can by adding fruits and veggies, or by reducing the butter and sugar and using whole grains.  It’s my job as a mom to make sure my kids are getting the healthiest start in life, not to mention a good example of healthful eating while they’re growing up. While I don’t necessarily post “kid friendly” recipes, in our house we all eat together so almost everything you see posted our kids enjoy with us.

You may have also noticed that I occasionally post vegan, dairy free or even gluten free recipes.  While we are not vegan(or even vegetarian) and don’t need to be dairy free or gluten free I quite often cook or bake this way.  While I try to make everything I make healthier, it also has to taste amazing(or just as good as the unhealthy versions!) and my recipes are testing by my meat loving(most vegetable hating) husband and 3 kids, so you know the recipes I post are well tested 🙂.

Contact Me

If you have any question about one of the recipes, have any comments about my posts, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at emma@cooknovel.com or fill out the form below with your questions or comments, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.