hello! my name is aubrey. i have a plethora of passions and am pursuing multiple careers, but you've probably arrived to this page to learn more about me in the context of food! 

i have a love affair with vegetables. my left arm is covered in botanical vegetable tattoos and my right arm spends a good portion of every day with a chef knife. i don't label myself as a vegetarian, or follow any particular diet. my food philosphy is simple: i believe in nourishing our bodies with a plant-based diet... without depriving ourselves from foods that bring us joy! as a cooking coach & blogger, i hope to inspire home chefs to cook intuitively and eat mindfully with a focus on whole foods, seasonal eating and healthful alternatives. 

i'm a rare seattle-native in a city quickly filling with transplants, but i still adore my city and our incredible food, beer and coffee scenes! outside of making messes in kitchens, i spend a lot of time practicing and teaching yoga in seattle, rock climbing with my husband, and getting outdoors as much as we can! i've played drums since the age of 5 and played most recently with a band called the day laborers and petty intellectuals. i'm not performing right now, but drumming has been a huge part of my life for decades, and now you might understand my blog name! welcome to drumbeets.com!