Hi! I’m Shay, 25 year old South African. For years I’ve dreamed of starting a blog to document my culinary experiments & in 2015, the time finally felt right.
I love cooking, writing, pretty pictures and the internet. Toss those in a mixing bowl & stir it up. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes & VOILÁ! A steaming slice of livingchirpy.com
[I also adore Aerosmith. And dogs. But those don’t react well with baking. Eek!]
The rest of the Chirpy team is Cody, my wonderful husband (graphic designer/photographer) and my sister Zellie (idea factory/writer extraordinaire). A blogging dream team, if I do say so myself 🙂 (Go check out Cody’s amazing photography over at The Mind Trekker.)
We love cooking together – experimenting with new flavours and recreating old favourites in a healthier way. Even though we try to steer clear of processed food as far as possible, we’re not 100% perfect – Cody loves those sugary store-bought lemonades and I just can’t resist Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
I’ve never been a big fan of pretentious recipes with a list of “what the hell is THAT” ingredients. For the day to day stuff, it should be simple and realistic. When I see a recipe, I want to either already have everything I need or worst case, need to run out and get one or two things. That’s our goal with Chirpy – To prove that having simple, fresh & deliciously satisfying meals is not only doable but SO worth it!
Chirpy food = Chirpy mood!
As Seen On:
- StyleCaster: 15 Recipes That Will Put Cauliflower at the Top of Your Grocery List (September 2016)
- Shape.com: Healthy Pie Recipes to Slice Up This Summer (July 2016)
- Shape.com: Raspberry Recipes You Won’t Be Able to Resist (July 2016)
- Parade/CommunityTable: 28 Glorious Egg-Filled Breakfasts to Start Your Day (July 2016)
- Greatist: 14 Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Way Beyond Eggs (June 2016)
- Domino Magazine: 35 ways to cook unpopular veggies (June 2016)
- SheKnows: Taco Tuesday – 15 lettuce wrap tacos to help beat the heat (June 2016)
- Buzzfeed : 17 Healthy No-Cook Dinners To Make On A Weeknight (May 2016)
- SheKnows: Taco Tuesday – The low-carb tacos you’ve been searching for (May 2016)
- Huffington Post: Spinach Recipes Including Dips, Pastas And Salads (May 2016)
- Parade/CommunityTable: 28 Delicious Low-Carb Lunches to Keep You Slim (May 2016)
- Daily Burn : 14 Flavor-Packed Fruit Infused Water Recipes (April 2016)
- SheKnows: 15 fruit-infused waters to make you feel like a springtime goddess (April 2016)
- Huffington Post: 28 No-Bake Desserts When You’re Too Lazy To Pre-Heat The Oven (March 2016)
- Dr. Josh Axe: 23 Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Way Beyond Eggs & Bacon (Feb 2016)
- Brit + Co: 15 Healthy Drinks to *Finally* Replace Coffee + Soda in 2016 (Jan 2016)
- MasterCook: Japanese Clear Onion Soup (January 2016)
- Cooking Superstar on Cut Out And Keep (Jan 2016)