welcome, I’m Alex!

I’m Alex Snodgrass, the foodie behind The Defined Dish and two New York Times bestselling cookbooks, The Defined Dish and The Comfortable Kitchen — with a third book, Dinner Tonight, underway!

I grew up in the small town of Celina, Texas and now live in Dallas with my wonderful husband, Clayton, and two little girls, Sutton and Winnie, who keep me super busy everyday and bring me more joy than words can say.

In 2015, I did my first round of Whole30 and became a huge advocate of the Whole30 program. It completely changed my relationship with food, and you’ll find most of my recipes are Whole30/Paleo compliant. But as you know, I am from Texas and us Texans like big bold flavors—so I never skimp on flavors with my healthy dishes. They’re hearty, healthy and freaking delicious! And while nourishing ingredients are a priority for me, it’s also all about balance – so you’ll also find the occasional indulgent dish here.

To me, food is more than just what fuels your body. Food brings joy to our lives because with food we make friends, we share special moments with our loved ones, and we count our blessings. Sharing my recipes and passion with others makes me happy and I hope you enjoy cooking them in your kitchen as much as I do.

With my love for weeknight dinners, I’ve also started my own line of multipurpose sauces and dressing, SideDish! Learn more here.

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