Hey there, I’m Brooke Lark.
I started this blog in 2009 as a married, stay-at-home conservative mom of four. A lover of cupcakes. A believer of butter. A soft bodied sweets-lover and hopeful romantic.
In 2012, I started working full-time as a pro food photogapher, food stylist, recipe developer, and food writer. Mid-2012, I got a divorce, became vegan then turned paleo, lost 25-pounds, and published a cookbook (or two).
In 2013, I moved to the center of Salt Lake City, fell madly in love with the place, got a tattoo, and supported my son when he came out as openly gay.
This site, like my life, has seen a lot of changes. I don’t think that’s crazy. I think that’s amazing.
I’m a growth junkie, a risk-taker, a seeker of truth, a tryer-onner. I don’t want a life that’s safe and same. I desire a life that’s lived, tasted, felt, and remembered. You’ll find this philosophy behind a lot of the recipes I create on this site–Pinterest worthy living, in under 5 minutes. Gorgeous everything made quick, it’s totally a thing.
Currently working freelance with remarkable companies like Tablespoon, Disney’s Babble, and cutting-edge nutritionist Yuri Elkaim, I am passionate about creating breathtaking photos and recipes, with a focus on primal, whole foods made fast.
Healthy minimalism. That’s the word.
Tune in for original recipes, real-world insights, and some of the best ideas (and simplest) on the web.
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Welcome to Cheeky Kitchen, I’m delighted you’re here.