My name is Monika. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, lived and worked (and played) in the Lake Tahoe Basin for 10+ years before moving to Munich in Bavaria in southern Germany in 2011. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, a diploma in Nutrition and Performance Nutrition and am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Nutrition with Ulster Univerisity in Northern Ireland. I was (still am) a teacher for more than (gulp!) 20 years, and though I don’t teach full time anymore, I would like to think I still educate and teach those with whom I work.
My passions are overall health, balance, and playing with food. When I’m not working with clients, out on my road bike (and hopefully one day soon back out on my skis during the winter), or finding the next delicious coffee, you can find me in the kitchen tinkering and redesigning seasonal recipes that work for my clients, taste great, and are simple and easy to follow. I can also be seen balancing plates all over the house to capture the perfect photograph in the perfect light. Most recently, I was awarded “Best Recovery Recipe” at the Inaugural Sports Nutrition Conference in 2018 hosted by Barça Innovation Hub in Barcelona.
If you check out and try any of my recipes, I’m always happy to receive feedback. It’s important to remember that measuring amounts (cups, etc), altitude (all of the recipes were created at 500m/1500ft), oven temperatures, egg sizes, etc. are different all around the world, and this all can have an effect on the outcome of a recipe. I purposely don’t measure in salt and pepper as I find everyone should first taste the food and then season it.
I work with individuals mostly, have run a variety of workshops on topics like “clean-eating,” digestive health, thyroid health, sport nutrition basics, and have also worked as part of a consulting team in foodservice. I enjoy getting my hands dirty with you in the kitchen, finding the best seasonal ingredients at a local farmer’s market, and creating foods that can be enjoyed and savored all while moving you to a state of better health.
I’m looking forward to working with you.
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