about the blog:

There you are, about to make a yummy looking paleo recipe you found on Pinterest, only to realize that you don’t have a specific (obnoxiously rare) grain-free flour needed. You google the flour and find that the only way to get it, is to buy a 1lb bag for $15 or to order a barrel full online. Does this sound familiar?

It shouldn’t be that hard to eat healthy, right? That’s where Painted Fork comes in.

Painted Fork is a food blog that is a collection of taste-tested, boyfriend approved recipes ranging from conventional to paleo-ish, and everything in between. There’s only one standard here: it can’t be overly complicated and can’t use any absurd ingredients that you can’t find at your local grocer.

about the author:

Hey, that’s me — Heather! I’ve been running a food blog for a few years and it’s become one of my favorite hobbies. I also love to be creative with painting, drawing, graphic design, and photography. That’s how this blog got the name “Painted Fork” … creativity + food = Painted Fork. Not bad, eh?

I make a lot of food that’s meant for the athletic folks (ie: energy bars, protein-packed-whatevers…) because my S/O is a competitive athlete. Together, we try to make meals and snacks that are filled with wholesome ingredients, great flavors and are easy enough to make on a weeknight. If it doesn’t fit those standards, it doesn’t happen on this blog.

I love to take classic foods and un-junk them so that we can have a nutrient-dense version to enjoy. I also love finding new ways to use products that I’ve already got in my pantry (see above horror story about trying to hunt down extremely rare paleo flour) to make food we feel good about putting into our bodies.

I also plan to do some posting on crafts, diy, etc… cause I like that kind of stuff and I have a feeling you guys might like that stuff too.

Thanks for stopping by!