Julia lives in Chicago with her husband, 2 1/2 year old son Will and another baby boy on the way. In 2012 A Cedar Spoon (http://www.acedarspoon.com/) was born out of Julia's passion to share healthy, local and seasonal recipes with family and friends. Cooking easy, wholesome, nutritional food for her family is a priority, especially as a busy, full time working Mom. She also has enjoyed sharing her favorite Lebanese family recipes with readers and tries to use Mediterranean flavors as much as possible.
Julia's Mom is a dietician and encouraged her to cook as a young child by involving her in even the simplest steps of a recipe and appreciating where her food comes from. This is something Julia does today with her son and shares tips with her readers on ways to get their kids cooking.