Welcome to Zesty Olive! I created this site to share recipes and food-related topics that I love.

Regarding the website name: this site is not exclusively about olives. I do love olives, so yes, there will be some talk about olives here, but it’s really just a fun name that happens to include olives.

I post some gluten-free recipes, as I try to remain as gluten-free as possible. I do not have celiac disease, but when I made this lifestyle change 6 years ago, I did notice a remarkable improvement in my health. (If you’re not gluten-free, you can always use your favorite non-gluten-free options and the recipe will still work!) I also cook and prepare meals with as much organic food as is possible to find in my local area. Recipes will often reflect this. I try to find healthy work-arounds to classic favorite recipes.

I’m not a professional photographer, which should be evident. 😉 I don’t know much about lighting, staging, or photography – I’m just sharing for the joy of it. All photos are taken with my iPhone. Rarely will I put it through a filter, because 1) I don’t know what I’m doing there, and 2) I typically don’t have time to experiment.

I really just want to share and have fun while doing it and not turn it into a j.o.b. or create stress around it. πŸ˜‰

I hope you enjoy what I share!

I’d love to connect with you on social media, too. Here’s where you can find me: