Hey there! I’m Libby.
I’m so glad you found your way to our little corner of the internet. We started The Crooked Carrot (formerly AdventureBlooms) as a way to share my love for cooking, nutrition, healthy habits and tips for living a greener life.
I’m the photographer, recipe developer, zero waste enthusiast, and registered dietitian nutritionist behind The Crooked Carrot. My husband Dalton is the editor, taste tester, techie and my fellow adventurer.
Our home-base is Colorado, but we’re known to move around as we work as digital nomads. From San Diego to Virginia to Calgary, we enjoy hanging out with animals and exploring new places with the platform, TrustedHousesitters. If you follow us, don’t be surprised when the scenery changes often. Check out more adventures here.
In this space, I aim to provide nourishing recipes that renew your excitement for cooking. I also share our experiences with going zero waste and how we maximize our food scraps to create nourishing meals out of imperfect food. We cover everything from seasonal recipes, natural living and wellness tips, green living guides, low waste living and more. I hope you’ll find inspiration here to help you slow down, cook more, nourish your body and reduce waste.
A Bit About Us
In 2017, we hit what you might call our quarter life crisis. We were both in jobs that were unfulfilling, no longer challenging, and simply needed a change. Our families were always asking us for healthy recipes, so (as a dietitian with a love for cooking) we decided to start a blog to give them an easy resource.
And The Crooked Carrot was born. What started out as an online adventure has evolved into a passion project with recipes, resources, inspiration and more.
Here is where I share the recipes we actually eat, the zero waste practices we pursue, the products we use and lots of nutrition knowledge.
Beyond the blog
I’m originally from Minnesota & Dalton is from Wisconsin. We met the first weekend of college at the University of Minnesota and moved to Colorado in 2014 to pursue a life of adventure – with plenty of skiing, biking, climbing, hiking, backpacking… Honestly if it happens outdoors, we’re probably fans.
My favorite things include visiting local breweries and coffee shops, riding bike, anything with raspberries, listening to music, and exploring new places together with my husband.
Our food Philosophy
So, what kind of recipes will you find on The Crooked Carrot?
A little bit of everything, but as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, mostly recipes with whole foods, mostly plants, but nothing is “off limits”. I love adding as many veggies to my plate as possible. I love to cook seasonally, but don’t lose sleep when I can’t resist those off-season raspberries. I’m also passionate about reducing food waste and strive to cook meals that utilize food scraps and overall help reduce waste.
As Michael Pollan says, “Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants.”
That said, most of the recipes on The Crooked Carrot are plant-heavy, seasonal and simple recipes. While we still eat meat, we cook plant-based recipes most of the time. In general though, you’ll find a good balance of all kinds of recipes as well as tips and inspiration for a greener and healthier life.
More than anything, I just want to say thank you for being here and hope this site can inspire you to make small changes for a greener and healthy life!