Welcome to Fork and Beans!
I’m Cara, creator of the site, and I’m so happy to be your creativity facilitator. Fork and Beans is a place where your kids (and inner child) can come out and play! Originally I started this blog back in 2011 as a means to explore my allergen free baking skills. I grew this site organically and I even wrote a cookbook called Decadent Gluten Free Vegan Baking. It’s been over 8 years now and as you can see, things have changed. *I* have changed…
I no longer focus solely on allergen free foods but I still love helping parents out with creating FUN, kid friendly recipes. From meal ideas, snack recipes, and even ideas with crafts/activities, I have you covered!
Over two years ago, I gave birth to my son, Jaxon (you will see the JAX SNAX section soon where I share my recipes that I feed this hungry toddler). Being a mom has its challenges but figuring out what healthy-ish foods to feed your kids or even how to keep their creativity active shouldn’t be. That’s why I’m here! I’ve battled it out and now I am ready to share with you all my tricks and tips on how to feed your kids more veggies.
I live in Chicago, IL with my husband, Matt, and our son, Jaxon. Both my husband and I are from Southern California originally and decided to make a trek to the midwest for a change of pace. We love it! You can find us walking around the city at all times, even in the snow.
I’m a sucker for all holidays and I love to make your favorite celebrations a little more festive and full of tons o’ fun. Here is a sample of what you find over here (you can also click here on the Holidays section of my recipe page):
Don’t hesitate to ask any question–I’m here to help!