About Me

Stephanie Weaver and DaisyI’m Stephanie Weaver, The Recipe Renovator. I love taking recipes and remaking them with healthier ingredients. I first started renovating recipes while working on a cholesterol-lowering project for Northwestern University Medical School in 1987.

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 on a migraine-friendly diet. I rebuilt my health by changing my diet, and I hope to inspire other midlife couples (and singles) to shift their diets to rebuild their health. I now follow a paleo diet modified for migraines and low-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. I actually preferred eating plant-based, and did so for four years, but my recent diagnosis required me to shift again.

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 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 puppy Daisy. We grow fruits and veggies year-round, and now eat a modified paleo diet.

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 product and cookbook reviews and giveaways from time to time. Follow these links to learn more about my writing, speaking engagements as a wellness advocate, or 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