Oh hi there. My name’s Beka (like Becca, but not). If you’ve been here for a while, we’ve been through quite a journey huh! If you’re new to this corner of the internet, welcome!
I live in Austin with my human and our dog, who I refer to collectively as my six hairy legs. Food, books, the beauty world, and my plants are big loves that I rarely stop talking about. In the other half of my life, I’ve got a degree in accounting and management information systems, and a master’s in health administration. I left my office job to move to Texas because hello sunshine and then a global pandemic struck so now I’m a full-time digital content creator extraordinaire until further notice.
What originally began as a “learning to cook / learning to not subsist entirely on frozen meals and Thai food” experiment has evolved… quite a lot since SlowCarbSnacktime was first birthed in early 2013. We went from learning to cook to actually kind of knowing what we’re doing and using it to help navigate a bunch of health issues to well, now. Health issues still there, but fairly well managed. Absolutely no damper on the love for food though.
In the archives you’ll find all the fads, all the attempts at being healthy, all the wild things to lose weight, but perhaps not the best relationship with food overall (the recipes are still great though, if I do say so myself). After slow carb, paleo, Whole30, and a bunch of other mishigas (including moving from Philadelphia to Portland to Austin), your girl is ready to just exist as is and eat the tasty things.
A few things haven’t changed: I still have not stopped buying cookbooks, I still love to write, and at-home cooking is still typically free of gluten, dairy, and soy. There’s plenty of fun to be had in my kitchen though, and I’ve also learned that the world won’t explode if I have toast with my lunch, and I won’t explode if I don’t stick to a restrictive dietary trend.
When I’m not over here talking about food things, you can find me over at The Beauty Birds, a beauty and finance podcast I run with my brilliant friend Tara (who designed both the Beka ‘N Eggs logo and the entire Beauty Birds aesthetic).