Before you ask, no I am not a major pothead and no this is not a stoner blog… although the recipes I post are delicious for all appetites including the munchies.


a little about me 

I’m a millennial stay at home mom trying to raise 2 kiddos, be a good wife, learn about homesteading, and attempting not to lose myself in the process. I believe in big hair and and live by the 5 (sometimes 10) second rule when food falls on the ground. I’m a hot mess living by the motto “fake it until you make it.”

My husband and I bought a “gentlemens farm” and are teaching ourselves to become self sustaining one root veggie, chicken egg, and solar panel at a time. We’ve moved 9 times in 10 years but think we’ve finally found our sweet spot.

I believe that if you are good to your body, it will be good  to you. Over the years, my idea of what it means to be good to my body has evolved. I’ve been vegan, fully raw vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, plant based and a lot of things in between. I currently believe in eating food that comes from the earth (especially if I grow it in my backyard) and lots of chocolate.


what you can expect from myhotboxkitchen/ sonnithehungryyogi

A hotmess. 

In all seriousness, I like to talk about the things I eat, the things I do, and the things I eat again. Here’s my youtube channel if you ever want to get on your yoga mat with me. I would love it if you checked it out and gave me some feedback. Just know that every time I press “make public” I have a mini panic attack so be honest but a little kindness is appreciated too. 

I believe cooking is an art form. When I find a new recipe to try, I rarely follow it to a T. I think the same can be said for a lot of people. It’s fun experimenting in the kitchen!

Recipes are meant to inspire but they don’t necessarily have to be followed exactly for an amazing result. We don’t all have the same taste buds and that is beautiful and should be celebrated.  Most food bloggers post recipes that they love and maybe I will love it too, but I usually need to add more garlic, or spice or sugar.

What I am trying to get it is that sometimes my recipes will not be exact measurements and are meant to serve as a guideline. As a cooking artist, you should be able to express yourself in the kitchen. I learned to trust myself in the kitchen and you should to! There is nothing wrong with following a recipe to a T but that’s just not my style.

Baking is the exception. I will always be upfront with measurements for baking because not doing so is just evil.

This blog is also where I talk about my life. I discuss my yoga journey, fitness goals, meal planning tips, motherhood, my thrifting habit and my personal growth (sometimes it’s stunted) in general.

I hope you stick around, get on your mat and make some food with me and that I can make you smile. Let’s eat!

Let the Journey Begin! Hotmessess unite!

9 thoughts on “about

    1. Thank you! Yours is beautiful and everything looks amazing! Will be trying one of the dishes tonight actually =) When is your half marathon and good luck with training! This Sunday I am running my first ever 7 miles and am excited to see how it goes.

  1. I can’t begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, be inspired and please take care.

  2. Ok, I love your blog. Your fur babies are adorbale. And hubby is super handsome. I am the mommy to a wonderful dog named Tina. She’s a papillon. I don’t like, well almost hate cooking, and have been praying to God (seriously) and trying to find motivation to cook more meals. My son is so used to the same ole meals and I have been trying hard to break that cycle. Well, I will tell you this, I am so very inspired now, thanks to your blog!! I will be sure to update you on the dishes that I prepare from your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Wow thank you so much NickyGoGlam! Your kind words are really appreciated! How old is your son? I hope you find some joy in cooking and experimenting in the kitchen and that my recipes can help. Thanks so much again and please keep me posted 🙂

  3. You’re very welcome. I told you, I have been praying. God has a funny way of helping us along, and I found your blog. 🙂 My son is 13. My boyfriend is very kind and eats my meals, but I am sure that he too is a bit sick of spaghetti and baked chicken. Bless his heart, he will not complain though. I am happy and feeling inspired. I am also going to dry that fruit dish that you made. The one topped with strawberries.

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