Hello. I’m Brenna, Seattle native and voice behind Fresh Simple Taste. Since I could reach the stove top, cooking has been an important part of my life. I am the youngest of six and my mom instilled a love of cooking in each of us. Growing up, my family would congregate in the kitchen, learning, experimenting, and even getting into the occasional food fight.
At 19 years old, my sister and I went backpacking across Europe together, exploring, and trying new foods. As soon as we arrived home, I already yearned to return to the cobblestone streets and ancient ruins that enthralled my sister and me. So at age 20, I packed up and moved to Milan, Italy where I spent a year teaching English and learning the language. The food I ate there was beyond delicious, the fresh, quality ingredients brought the dishes to life. That is when my love for cooking grew to become my passion.
After my short hiatus I returned to school and married the love of my life and supreme taste tester, Thomas. I then graduated with a degree in graphic design and our family moved cross country to Virginia where my husband attends graduate school.
I love every aspect of design, and creating beautiful things is my passion in life. This leads me to my greatest creation, our beautiful baby boy, Oliver. I have now taken on the glamorous role of stay-at-home mom, freelance designer, and recent food blogger.
I love to cook simple, healthy meals for friends and family and I hope to inspire you with the confidence to create tasty dishes for you and your loved ones.