Hi! I’m Julie, your host and narrator of Flash Fiction Kitchen. As a writer with notorious procrastibaking tendencies, I started FFK as a way to integrate food and fiction and delve further into the imaginary world. When I’m not writing, cooking, or pulling my hair out over food photos, I can be found hopping around the Pacific searching for ancestral dishes and doing a bit of human rights work, or back in NYC/Vancouver enjoying the odd matcha or golden latte. Happy reading, chef-ing, & eating, and thanks for stopping by!
Foodfiction features around three to four flash fiction stories per month, accompanied by recipes, photos, and illustrations. No particular theme, relatively kid-friendly, and anything in the fantasy-dragons-princess-animals-real life-mythical creatures realm is fair game.
All of my recipes are paleo, and many are also vegan and autoimmune-protocol (AIP) compliant. About four years ago, I experienced a weird onset of food allergies, and paleo has since helped me stave off the onset of full-blown autoimmunity. (Read more about my health journey here.) The focus of the blog is not alternative diets, but I’m grateful to the paleo community and hope my stories and recipes can be enjoyed by all, especially those struggling with food restrictions. I’ve found the hardest recipes to find and adapt (particularly for AIP) are savory snacks, desserts, and baked goods, so I focus on those. The recipes are not meant to be super detailed or complicated, but to provide a basic blueprint while emphasizing taste, affordability, and overall appeal.
Who doesn’t love illustrations? We currently draw from a talented roster of illustrators and are looking to expand, so if you draw/fingerpaint/make dirt pies and would like to contribute or collaborate, please hit me up!