Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Nealy. A wife, mom of four, home chef, globe-trotter, yogi, teacher, and founder of The Flexible Chef. Here at TFC, we ditch perfectionism and get flexible. No, I’m not talking about busting out into splits while your chicken is sizzling on the stove (although, you can if you want to)! What I really mean by “flexible” is learning to let go, give yourself a break more often, inhale confidence, and bend the rules so you can live the life you crave both in and out of the kitchen. After 25 years of experimenting with various restrictive diets and fitness fads—like that time I crunched my way through the cracker diet or sipped my way to skinny with the lemonade diet—I’ve learned that living such a rigid life is exhausting. And when you’re willpower is constantly tested, you’ll eventually find yourself elbow deep into a vat of cookie dough. Sound familiar? With The Flexible Chef, I share my creative solutions to empower you to become more confident, savvy, and more chef-like in your kitchen and in your life. I share my secrets for customizing and healthifying your favorite classic dishes so they fit your lifestyle. You’ll begin to mix, match, and substitute ingredients, creating unique masterpieces that taste so good your diners won’t even realize it’s good for them. Just take my Cauliflower Pizza Steaks or Gluten-Free Breakfast Pancake Donuts, for example. Yes, I said donuts! Part of becoming a Flexible Chef is allowing yourself to indulge in both tantalizing salads and drool-worthy desserts. So get ready! As you scroll through my blog, don’t forget to check out my latest cooking videos where I shine a light on flexibility in the kitchen and show you step-by-step how to make amazing meals when you’re faced with limited time and resources. Stepping out of the kitchen, I show you how to slot yoga and exercise into your full schedule, maintain a household filled with picky eaters, host an uncomplicated dinner party with flair, and live an all-around awesome life on your own terms. I promise to deliver inspiring advice with integrity and, more importantly, a great deal of love.