Desk Next Door: Jaime of

The Briny Interivew 1

Many people equate healthy food with boring food. But Jamie’s inspiring food site,, is proof that wholesome eats can also be vibrant, flavorful and, yes, even exciting. With an abundance of recipes organized in different ways—from flavor profile to dietary needs—there’s something delicious for everyone—from pumpkin and black-eyed pea curry to salted chocolate tahini shakes and more.

Get to know Jaime with our interview below, then hop on over to her site and take a peek at all her beautifully photographed creations.

What does your workspace look like?

Boring and brown. Unfussy. Mismatched. Utilitarian might be the euphemism of choice here.

What’s your no. 1 favorite power lunch?

I’ve been into savory mashed sweet potatoes lately. I cook a sweet potato until soft (either roasted whole in the oven or microwaved for six minutes or so) and mash it with coconut oil, garlic powder and ground chipotle. It’s such a vibrant tasting thing and doesn’t take much more time or effort than making a sandwich. On the side: leftovers (I like to have some simple cooked legumes on hand) or a bit of tofu sliced thinly and fried up spicy and soft.

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What healthy-living blogs do you follow?

So many! To name a few: The First Mess, Sprouted Kitchen, My New Roots, To Her Core, Bonnie Delicious.


Sources of inspiration:

People sharing on the Internet; weird in-person interactions that make me think; shower time.

Female role model:

Anita Sarkeesian rocks my socks lately. She’s talking about really important stuff (gender; women in gaming) in a way that is smart, coherent, collected and progressive. She doesn’t just point out problems; she proposes empowering ideas and solutions. I admire that.

Stress reliever:

A cup of hot tea.

Energizing snack:

Good dark chocolate.

Must-have office accessory:

A big glass (or bottle) of filtered water.

Health-focused book or cookbook:

On my wish list: “At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen” by Amy Chaplin.

Favorite form of physical activity:

Playing, performing and tapping my toes to the sounds of Irish dance music.

Wellness destination:

Wherever the weather is cool, the trees are plenty and the air is fresh.

New Year’s resolution:

I’m not generally into resolution-making as I try to maintain a sense of reflectivity and mindfulness always, but some of my current goals include learning to speak Irish Gaelic, learning to play the uilleann pipes and stretching more throughout the day.

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