Hi there! My name is Gretchen, a registered and licensed dietitian. I am married to a third-generation farmer and rancher in central Kansas. He’s over the pastures, and I care for the plates!




I believe in building a balanced plate, even in a meat-and-potatoes world. On this site, I feature photographs of meals I feed my hungry family (and a few recipes!). I have also taken some space to talk (or write) through some nutrition and agriculture-related topics. It is my hope that a better understanding of our food will eliminate some unnecessary fears.

My approach to nutrition counseling is to challenge, support and modify the behaviors related to eating in order that each person develop a more healthy relationship with all foods. I am writing for the purpose of promoting wellness and encouraging readers to feel more confident when making food choices.