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My name is Jess and I’m the “head chef/marketer/critic/creator/taste tester” of The Positive Palate.

I have a spunky 4 year-old daughter, Alanna Grace, who asks for all things sweet… ALL. DAY. LONG.  

Therefore, I must utilize my kitchen ninja skills and appease her with healthier versions of the snacks she adores. This desire for all things delicious and nourishing is the inspiration for my blog.

While my tastes are not as picky, I do enjoy ALL THE FOODS.

Ask anyone who knows me, and one of the first traits they will note is my above average, hearty and (dare I say) downright impressive appetite. For years I witnessed others eating bland & repetitious meals in an attempt to adhere to a "healthy" diet. This approach may work for some, but I find variety keeps me sane. 

I refuse to believe that you cannot have delicious and flavorful meals that satisfy you while also treating your body well! My mission is to baffle you with the mouth-watering intricacies of real food and impress yourself with your hidden culinary prowess.

Here you will find recipes, inspiration and tips for crafting delectable meals in your own kitchen.

You don’t need to have experience. When I first began my journey, I was barely able to make an edible box of Kraft Mac & Cheese. The Positive Palate is about meeting you where you are!

I am SO GRATEFUL to have you here and welcome communication! Please sign up to receive email updates and free goodies.


Wash your hands. Roll up your sleeves. It's time to make magic happen. 

-Jess (a.k.a. The Mama)