Sheri Wetherell

Hello! I'm the co-founder and CEO of Foodista.com, and creator of the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC). I grew up surrounded by food on both sides of my family. My paternal grandmother owned a diner for many years, and my maternal grandmother (and mother of five daughters) was always found in the kitchen baking or whipping up garden-fresh tomato juice. My mother instilled in me the importance of healthy, wholesome eating and fed the entire family homemade soups, breads, and fresh carrot juice. Through my grandmothers, mother, and numerous travels overseas, I developed my love of food. I honed my palate and taste for travel by hopping planes with my airline pilot father, spent nearly a year studying in Italy and traveling in Greece, and taught English in Tokyo for three years. My professional background is in traditional and online marketing, where I worked for companies such as Amazon.com, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and eBay. With Foodista.com I have finally found my true passion - immersion in the world of food. I'm also the proud mama of daughter Emery.

In September of 2017, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We've always featured gluten-free recipes on Foodista - both by our staff writers and our passionate contributors - but starting on September 27, 2017 I will officially begin the "Suddenly Celiac" column which will publish each Wednesday. You can read the first installment "Suddenly Celiac: My "Dear John Letter From Gluten" here and stay tuned each #WheatlessWednesday for recipes, resources, tips, and hopefully a bit of humor.

Cheers!

Organization memberships:
Les Dames d'Escoffier - Seattle Chapter
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
 

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January 11, 2018

Goat Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon

Watching football requires two things: 1) Beer 2) A selection of really good noshables. Chips and dips are always welcome (especially if you throw in some veggies to feel less guilty), and nachos...

January 10, 2018

Brussels Sprouts Kimchi

It’s been about 3 months since my celiac diagnosis and since then I’ve been religious about eliminating gluten from my diet. The pantry and fridge were immediately cleaned out, the...

January 9, 2018

Korean beef tacos

Oh, how I love Taco Tuesday! It’s a win-win-win dinner. Win: it’s a great way to clear out leftover ingredients in the fridge. Win: kids love to assemble their own meal. Win: everyone in...

January 8, 2018

Cauliflower Detox Bowls

Ditching carbs is part of my New Year’s Resolution. That means no pasta, no bread, no potatoes and loads of low carb vegetables like cauliflower. This formerly dissed cruciferous vegetable has...

December 20, 2017

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup (Gluten-free, Paleo-friendly & Keto-friendly)

There’s a wonderful world of mushrooms out there, each with their own unique and delicious flavor profile - ones that are much more interesting than the ubiquitous white button mushroom. Some...

December 19, 2017

Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail

'Tis the season for festive cocktails! Whether you’re planning a party or just enjoying the warmth of a fire with your honey, below are some whiskey-based cocktail recipes - hot and cold...

December 14, 2017

ColorKitchen Christmas Sprinkles Hot Cocoa

Do you feel the cold of winter settling in yet? Each evening our daughter asks for a hot chocolate, a luxury I simply can’t deny her this time of year. It was also my favorite treat during the...

December 13, 2017

Gluten Free Kumquat and Gingersnap Cookies

It’s the last day in the “12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series and I'm ending on a gluten free note. Even if you don’t follow a gluten free diet you will love these...

December 13, 2017

Peppermint Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Cookies

For our 11th day in “The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series I’m featuring a scrumptious chocolate cookie recipe from one of our community contributors, Holly Sander,...

December 11, 2017

rum balls

Dear Friends, these are truly the "It" confection to take to your next holiday party. Seriously, you will be loved for it. Rum balls (or bourbon, if you prefer) are so easy to make, why not...

December 10, 2017

Classic Pfeffernüsse Spiced Cookies

I’d be remiss to not include Pfeffernüsse, a classic German spiced cookie, in our “12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series. These delicious yuletide cookies (also known as...

December 9, 2017

Mini Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes with Minty Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Oh, these little cupcakes are pure evil. They’re the kind that seduce you into eating more (way more) than just one. But they’re little, so that makes it okay in my book to indulge a bit...

December 8, 2017

Classic Raspberry Linzer Cookies

What's more lovely on a holiday cookie platter than beautiful Linzer cookies? These little sandwich cookies are surprisingly easy to make as they’re basically a sugar cookie with a bit of...

December 7, 2017

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

On day 4 of "The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies” I told you that Italian Biscotti, those deliciously hard cookies made for dunking in hot beverages or sweet wine, are my favorite holiday...

December 6, 2017

supplements

It’s not every day you wake up and realize you have an addiction. It recently occurred to me that I have a problem, maybe not what would be considered a full-blown addiction as determined by a...

December 6, 2017

Easy Candy Cane Snowballs

It’s Day 5 of the "12 Days of Christmas Cookies" and today is all about kid-friendly baking! These festive little candy cane snowballs are the perfect holiday cookie to make with kids...

December 5, 2017

Authentic Italian Biscotti for Christmas

It’s Day 4 of “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES” and today I’m featuring my ultimate favorite Christmas cookie, the biscotti. Each year I make batches upon batches of this...

December 3, 2017

Christmas tree french macarons

Wondering what to do on a lazy Sunday? Make Christmas macarons! It’s day 3 of “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES” and today I’m featuring these simply gorgeous French macarons...

December 2, 2017

Coconut Chocolate Bark

It’s day 2 of “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES” (see yesterday’s Speculoos: Traditional Belgian Spiced Cookies recipe here) and today it’s all about the bark. Though...

December 2, 2017

Paleo Sausage and Egg Muffins with Collard Greens and Ricotta Cheese

After a hard workout at the gym I need something to satiate me and help my sore muscles recover. What I don’t want is to load up on carbs (sorry, oats, I love you, but…), which just...

December 1, 2017

Speculoos: Traditional Belgian Spiced Cookies

Happy December! Today is the first day of "The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies" and I'm starting with my favorite European spiced cookie recipe. Stay tuned every day for the next 12 days...

November 29, 2017

Peppermint Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Cookies

Never in a bazillion years did I ever think I would be advising you to kick gluten. I used to think there were two camps of eaters: those who had Celiac or a gluten intolerance and those who had no...

November 20, 2017

oven roasted turkey

Look no further for your Thanksgiving dinner planning! We've got turkey recipes (smoked, deep-fried, roasted, sous vide!), easy appetizer recipes, desserts and sides, even a wine pairing guide...

November 19, 2017

Maple roasted Turkey

Do you have turkey anxiety? If you're in charge of cooking the bird this year, let me help you select just the right way to prepare it. Using your oven is perhaps the most convenient (and cost-...

November 15, 2017

Ginger Beef and Broccoli Stir Fy

Have you ever cried in a Chinese restaurant? I’m not talking tears of joy because the food is so good or because your boyfriend just dumped you. I’m talking the kind of tears you weep...

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