Welcome to Sep Cooks! My name is Sepideh and I’m a cook, writer, and recipe creator. I love to cook healthy meals for my family but I also work full time. Like many of you, I can’t spend hours in the kitchen so I dream up quick delicious meals to nurture your family.
I’m a full time executive assistant in Silicon Valley and a newly wed. I married my college sweetheart, Kenny, in the summer of 2016 and no matter how busy life gets I love making time to cook delicious meals for us to enjoy!
I experiment with ingredients and techniques to make family favorites as wholesome as possible. Kenny even calls me a wizard every time I make my signature date-sweetened chocolate cake!
I’ll occasionally post recipes for vegan pancakes or gluten free cookies but I’m an omnivore to the core. I love to cook [and eat] cozy casseroles, cheesy quiches, anything with dark chocolate, and various Persian stews ladled over saffron rice.
Instead of dieting, I embrace Julia Child’s philosophy of “everything in moderation…including moderation.” Whether I’m exploring different cultures or cooking at home, I believe good food adds tremendous enjoyment to life. I favor high quality, minimally processed ingredients which means cooking with butter, full fat dairy, and other ingredients that some find taboo.
My basic approach to healthy living is to:
- eat whole, natural foods
- limit processed sugar (hello fruit sweetened desserts)
- savor seasonal produce
- practice portion control
- balance everything with sufficient sleep and an active lifestyle
When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll find me hanging out with my college sweetheart. We love to workout, read, travel, and enjoy beautiful Bay Area hikes! My recipes are inspired by our world travels, childhood flavors, and my Iranian heritage.
Whether you’ve mastered every recipe in the Joy of Cooking, or you’re new to the kitchen, I’m sure you’ll find something delicious and nourishing to make for your loved ones. Let’s get cooking!