Hi! I’m Julie Chiou and I’m the blogger behind Table for Two. I’d like to personally welcome you to my table! Table for Two has a variety of wholesome recipes as well as travel, living, wellness, and career resources. I’m on a mission to simplify the relationship between food & busy lifestyles. I strive to inspire you with real recipes for real life that are always deliciously easy, innovative, and approachable that your whole family will love! I believe that you can always find time to make a homemade meal and I’m here to help you!

My passion for food dates all the way back to childhood where instead of watching cartoons, my mom had on Julia Child or Yan Can Cook on PBS for me to watch. I was always constantly in the kitchen trying to help out and shadow my mom. I believe that food brings people together and helps create long-lasting memories. There’s a reason why we all gather in the kitchen, go out to eat together, cook together — food is the common denominator!

I started this blog in 2011 because I needed a creative outlet from my full-time job. I’ve always been a really creative person (my background is in web development and design) and my full-time job wasn’t giving me any of that. I was becoming frustrated and creative folks like me need an outlet to flourish; so I used my web development and design skills to carve out this little space on the Internet.

My cooking philosophy is simple, healthy, quick, and delicious. I make all our meals with that in mind. You’ll see that throughout the blog —  a lot of my dishes come together with ease and are very approachable — especially for weeknights & busy days!

Featured photos: Anna Grace Photography