About Me

Stephanie Weaver and DaisyI’m Stephanie Weaver, The Recipe Renovator. I love taking recipes and remaking them with healthier ingredients for special diets. I first started renovating recipes while working on a cholesterol-lowering project for Northwestern University Medical School in 1987. I taught nutrition to disadvantaged youth in Chicago, and have developed educational curriculum as a technical writer for more than 25 years. I’m writing a migraine diet book and am represented by The Lisa Ekus Group.

I’ve been gluten-free since 2007, and (mostly) sugar-free since 2006. In 2014 I had to go low-sodium/salt-free and started learning about the migraine-friendly diet. I rebuilt my health by changing my diet, and I hope to inspire other people dealing with health problems to shift their diets to reclaim their health. I now follow a paleo diet modified for migraines that’s low in added sodium: gluten-free, no sugar, limited whole grains and beans, fish, egg, low-sodium whole dairy products in small amounts, and some pastured red meat and poultry.

Email me: reciperenovator [at] gmail [dot] com

I have a Master’s degree in Public Health in nutrition education and have been cooking delicious, healthy food for friends and family for more than three decades. I’ve been featured on the Cooking Light blog, Cosmopolitan, the NYT Well Blog, Buzzfeed, San Diego Magazine, Bon Appetit, The Huffington Post, Meatless Monday, Earth Eats, Bob’s Red Mill, BlogHer Food, and I’m a member of the Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection.

If you’re looking for recipes with super-healthful ingredients, you’ve come to the right place! I live in San Diego with my husband and our Golden retriever Daisy. We grow fruits and veggies year-round.

I feature locally grown organic produce as much as possible, and encourage you to support local and organic farmers. I offer suggestions about how you can incorporate meat protein that’s produced in a healthful, sustainable way. I write about yoga, meditation, and life balance, and also offer weekly cookbook reviews and monthly giveaways. Learn more about my writing, speaking engagements as a wellness advocate, and my speaker coaching work. Enjoy!

Reach me by:
Email: reciperenovator [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone: 619-365-5065
Snail: P.O. Box 34054, San Diego, CA 92163-4054