About the Site

You are Delicious is a place for food musings, tips, and recipes. If you describe your dream foods with words like tasty, yummy, stick-to-your-ribs, sustainable, fresh, local, organic, or veggie-tastic, this place is for you.

As you read through, you may notice that everything is about vegetarian and vegan foods, but that doesn’t mean this site is only for veggies. It’s for everyone!

This is also a place to find out more about my personal chef service, Braisin’ Greens. You can see the menu here.

I always welcome feedback on my posts, especially if you’ve tried one of the recipes. Please comment to your heart’s content!

About the Writer

yum - apples!Rhea likes to cook and eat and feed people. Introduced to tempeh at age 2, she soon started snacking on the stuff from little baggies the way normal kids ate Cheerios. A few years later, she started to cook, with much inspiration from her father and grandfather. After 14 years of eating everything from brown rice to blood sausage, she returned to her roots of fermented soy goodness and went vegetarian. Rhea has been either lacto-ovo vegetarian or vegan ever since (which, as of this writing, is another 13 years).

In college and immediately after, Rhea had restaurant jobs and cooked at times for 70+ diners as a head cook in co-ops and camps. From this, she learned various techniques and resourcefulness. She moved to Washington, DC in 2003 to work at Gallaudet University and in 2004 started a part time personal chef service called Braisin’ Greens.

Although she studied creative writing in college, writes for her full-time job at Gallaudet, and used to facilitate a writing group in DC, she never tried food writing. As you can see, all that changed, and in February 2007, Rhea* launched this site.

In the fall of 2007, Rhea started a master’s degree program in writing at Johns Hopkins University. Some of her class writing, shockingly, features food and you may notice it sprinkled throughout the blog.

*It wasn’t just Rhea launching the site. She had a great deal of technical help from the great web host, programmer, and pizza chef Bobby C.!


6 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m one of your Mom’s old (in both senses of the word) friends. She steered me to your website and I love it. Especially, since the vicissitudes of the body are making me think about moving in the direction of veganism but I’m held back by the wonderful tastes of the meat-eating world.

    Maybe you can offer some non-meat-eating tastes that will lure me away.

    One thing I miss in your website is a photo of you above the chin. What do you look like?

    Annette Oliveira

  2. Annette,

    My mother has always raved about you as a friend and actor. I am delighted that you like the site and decided to write! See a recent post (should be up today – April 2) for ideas about going veggie for meat eaters. I will email you a photo of myself. (I have kept my full likeness off this site as a kind of security measure. You never know what kind of internet trolls are lurking).

  3. Rhea.. i am so amazed that u have this incredible talent and love for cooking.. i am hoping this site wld inspire and enlighten me..:)!!

  4. Hi Rhea, not sure if this is the best way to say hi to you. I am Rhea’s fourth-grade teacher! What a lucky teacher I am, to have met and taught terrific kids like Rhea for 20 years! So, I need to say something about food, do I, to legitimize taking up this space. I like your photo. I’ll figure out how to send food photos. I love to take photos of food. Meanwhile, enjoy what we eat. karen

  5. Hi Rhea,

    Its Todd G, your second cousin 🙂 Your mom is first cousins with my dad….I hope you remember me? My parents and I are on the phone with your mom right now wishing her a happy new year 🙂

    I hope you are well….talk soon,

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