Hi there and welcome! I’m Dani and this is my husband Kevin and our two boys Noah (4) & Phin (2). We live in beautiful Central Oregon near pretty much ALL of our extended family. As our site has grown more of our family have become an integral part of our site.
Our site is dedicated to helping busy families get out of “the cooking rut” for good! Our love for adventures inspires the flavors of our recipes: easy twists on whole food weekday meals, simple entertaining recipes and desserts you can whip up in no time. We rigorously test all of our recipes in our professional studio so you can trust them to work…the first time!
THE STORY BEHIND OUR BLOG NAME.
When Kevin and I met I was an extremely picky eater. At a family dinner, after we had been dating for just 2 weeks, Kevin stopped me after I had passed over the 3rd dish of the evening and kindly insisted that I simply must have an adventure bite of the coleslaw. After a brief back and forth he told me quite matter a fact:
“You see we are dating… right? Well if we keep dating you I plan on marrying you, and if I marry you I plan on having kids with you, and I won’t have my kids be picky eaters. So you either need to start tasting things or we need to break up. “
Ha! In front of his parents none the less.
I was a baby 18 year old and wasn’t quite sure what to make of this guy and his straight forwardness. But he did say he wanted to marry me so…as you’ve probably guessed I did take that adventure bite and many, many subsequent ones. Best decision of my life.
When it came time to pick a name for this blog this was such a natural fit.
The Adventure Bite means to push your fears aside and try something new. It doesn’t mean you have to like it. But you have to try it even if you are afraid. Because really….how will you ever know what you might be missing until you do?
As our business has grown so has our team. We are honored to have such a supportive group that drives our creativity and growth daily!
Dani is founder and managing editor. She leads recipe development and photography for the blog. She also works as a freelance content producer for sites like KitchenAid and the International Housewares Association. She attended the local culinary institute and briefly worked at a high end restaurant where she quickly realized she didn’t want to be a line cook.
She loves: kefir smoothies, early morning baby snuggles, lattes with extra foam, lazy saturday morning brunch, flouncy dresses, asian grocery stores, vintage prop shopping and making food look amazing behind a camera.
Kevin is the BBQ king & future brew master in the family and regularly contributes man friendly recipes’s and detailed fermentation tutorials around here as much as his real job allows. He works as a full time brewer at a local brewery.
He loves: making all the neighbors jealous with his BBQ, rock climbing, creating new beer & food recipes, bacon, fresh coffee with real cream, good music and awesome microbrews.
Holli is our Studio Manager & Social Media Manager. Her background is in baking and pastries, she is a mother of four and a business major at her local college. She is an invaluable asset to our team!
She loves: A Dutch Bros coffee, anytime of the day, period. She also loves to bake goodies, tend to her garden and explore the world with her daughters.
Jeremy is our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. He is in charge of outreach to brands and new clients and develops content for both the main site and our travel section. He is an Army veteran, father of four and is also finishing his second and third degrees from OSU.
He loves: meat and potatoes, traveling to see new places, and spending time outdoors in the Pacific Northwest with his daughters.
She loves: puppies, Disney movies, best friends, being a mom, scarves, jeans that fit, traveling, gelato, Italian food, chocolate and of course…photography!
Charles is our Website Guru and prefers to be called “Master of Everything”. He keeps our site running fast and secure and fixes all the things that Dani breaks because she “thinks she can code”.
He loves: cheese, chocolate, and wilderness. He secretly wishes he could live in a forest.
He is passionate, loud, full of energy and wishes he was in charge of everything.He loves: helping mom cook, grandma’s spelt pancakes, playing with trains, dancing like a mad man to Rockin’ Robin, playing with mud, and helping to make and eat anything that comes out of a muffin tin.
He is sweet, snugly, chubby and wishes he could do all the things his big brother does.He loves: food!, his blue satin blankey, dumping half of his smoothies all over himself every morning, nap time, pressing every button he can on the washing machine, and being held any moment he can convince anyone around to do so.
OUR FOOD & LIFE PHILOSOPHY
We believe in non-extremist balanced whole food recipes (including desserts!).
In a world that is obsessed with labeling things “good” and “bad” we believe in raising a family that loves and prefers healthy foods over junk.
RECIPES YOU WILL FIND HERE
We don’t do fussy, we don’t do complicated—our goal is to share delicious meal ideas that anyone can make, from novice cooks to experienced foodies.
Our meals include all manners of unprocessed ingredients….
• vegetables • fruit • meat • eggs • dairy • fermented foods • whole grain products • all natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or fruits • wine & beer
We do our best to eat the best quality of produce and meat that we can find and afford.
You will occasionally find recipes here that contain:
• hard booze….hello! • white sugar • white flour
because this is our lifestyle and we strongly believe that the occasional splurge isn’t gonna kill you.
Our recipes are good for you but most importantly they taste good and make the people around you feel loved and nourished. Almost all of our recipes are made from staple ingredients that a well stocked pantry should contain.
Every recipe that is posted here is thoroughly tested and refined until it passes everyone in the families taste tests (kids included!).
We are so glad that you are here and look forward to having you be a part of our community!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for business reasons or just to say hi! We love hearing from you!