We are Aimee and Josh, co-creators of Food Banjo. We're sharing our favorite recipes and food we just love making. Sometimes it's sweets and cocktails, and sometimes we delve into healthy recipes, Whole30, or even vegan recipes.
We have two young kids, so we're always trying to make food that tastes delicious, is easy, and doesn't take a lot of time. Most of the recipes on our blog are easy to make, and perfect for home cooks who want a recipe they can easily make any day of the week.
If you'd like to contact us about partnerships, sponsorships, events, photography work, or just want to say hi, send us a note at FoodBanjo [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
Why Food Banjo? What's it mean?
Good question! We came up with the name back in 2012 on a whim. We wanted something simple, but fun. And decided Food Banjo fit the bill! Fun fact - shortly after we decided on the name, we were walking through our neighborhood park and there was a guy playing the banjo.
Hi! I have a passion for food and trying out new recipes. I'm a little obsessed with cooking shows. I used to be a really picky eater, but finally my love for actually trying food really blossomed when I started doing a bunch of food photography for clients like Food & Wine Magazine, Torchy's Tacos, and Plate Magazine. I also photographed two books -- Austin Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From The Texas Capital and Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State. I've also shot photos for a variety of Austin restaurants.
When I was pregnant with our daughter, I had gestational diabetes. My blood sugar is fine now, but during pregnancy I had to learn how to make a lot of low-carb, high-protein meals. That meant altering what we ate and eating very healthy meals. Some of our Whole30 recipes are inspired by those meals.
Ciao! A life as a latchkey kid and making dinners for myself (insert parental guilt trip here) led to baking as a teenager and cooking in restaurants for a bit. Still, I’m the one with the sweet tooth and tend to make all of the goooood stuff: cakes, cookies, pastries, etc. I also play bartender from time to time…basically I’m the king of the empty calorie. Join me, will you, on this fantastical journey that we call Food Banjo.
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