Sheri Wetherell

Hello! I'm the co-founder and CEO of Foodista.com, and creator of the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC). I grew up surrounded by food on both sides of my family. My paternal grandmother owned a diner for many years, and my maternal grandmother (and mother of five daughters) was always found in the kitchen baking or whipping up garden-fresh tomato juice. My mother instilled in me the importance of healthy, wholesome eating and fed the entire family homemade soups, breads, and fresh carrot juice. Through my grandmothers, mother, and numerous travels overseas, I developed my love of food. I honed my palate and taste for travel by hopping planes with my airline pilot father, spent nearly a year studying in Italy and traveling in Greece, and taught English in Tokyo for three years. My professional background is in traditional and online marketing, where I worked for companies such as Amazon.com, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and eBay. With Foodista.com I have finally found my true passion - immersion in the world of food. I'm also the proud mama of daughter Emery.

In September of 2017, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We've always featured gluten-free recipes on Foodista - both by our staff writers and our passionate contributors - but starting on September 27, 2017 I will officially begin the "Suddenly Celiac" column which will publish each Wednesday. You can read the first installment "Suddenly Celiac: My "Dear John Letter From Gluten" here and stay tuned each #WheatlessWednesday for recipes, resources, tips, and hopefully a bit of humor.

Cheers!

Organization memberships:
Les Dames d'Escoffier - Seattle Chapter
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
 

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January 24, 2018

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp w/ Cherry Cola Sauce

Let me count the ways I love this recipe! 1) bacon (love!), 2) shrimp (ditto), 3) spicy jalapeño (yep, love 'em), 4) and a sweet-savory cola sauce (I could totally get on board with that)....

January 23, 2018

Three Cheese Swiss Rösti

There's one thing that connects us all and that is food. While we may not have the luxury to globetrot to places afar, Neha Khullar's new cookbook Palate Passport will take you on a global...

January 22, 2018

Oven-Baked Tandoori Chicken Wings

The moment I cracked the spine of Palate Passport I began to salivate. Like the author, I have a passion for global cuisine and have spent most my life traveling the world in search of new dishes...

January 21, 2018

Bourbon Soaked Drunken Cherries

Booze-soaked fruit, like the drunken cherries featured here, is always a good thing to have in your home bar kit. They make a wonderful garnish to cocktails and are an easy way to impress friends...

January 20, 2018

Mediterranean Layer Dip with Pita

Oh, how I love a layered dip with chips! During football season, I always make a big layered bean dip with corn chips on the side (always a winner!), but this Mediterranean-style dip is a brilliant...

January 19, 2018

Pork and Beef Sliders

You don't have to have a hangover to love these cheesy meaty sliders! Loaded with ground beef and pork, then topped with tomatoes, green chilies, jalapeño peppers, and ooey gooey processed...

January 17, 2018

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

  When it comes to tacos, carnitas are at the top of my list of faves. Carnitas, which means "little meats" in Spanish, is a popular Mexican dish of roasted or braised pork that's...

January 16, 2018

Slow Cooker 4-Cheese Artichoke Dip Recipe

A slow cooker (or crock pot for us nostalgic ones) is a must-have kitchen item and one that I personally could not live without. I nestle our beloved pot in a corner of our kitchen and it remains...

January 16, 2018

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Slices

These easy Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Slices are the perfect snack if you're following a low-carb, high-fat Keto diet. You definitely do not want to overindulge in these babies if you're sucking...

January 11, 2018

Goat Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon

Watching football requires two things: 1) Beer 2) A selection of really good noshables. Chips and dips are always welcome (especially if you throw in some veggies to feel less guilty), and nachos...

January 10, 2018

Brussels Sprouts Kimchi

It’s been about 3 months since my celiac diagnosis and since then I’ve been religious about eliminating gluten from my diet. The pantry and fridge were immediately cleaned out, the...

January 9, 2018

Korean beef tacos

Oh, how I love Taco Tuesday! It’s a win-win-win dinner. Win: it’s a great way to clear out leftover ingredients in the fridge. Win: kids love to assemble their own meal. Win: everyone in...

January 8, 2018

Cauliflower Detox Bowls

Ditching carbs is part of my New Year’s Resolution. That means no pasta, no bread, no potatoes and loads of low carb vegetables like cauliflower. This formerly dissed cruciferous vegetable has...

December 20, 2017

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup (Gluten-free, Paleo-friendly & Keto-friendly)

There’s a beautiful world of mushrooms out there, and each variety possesses their own unique and delicious flavor profile. Some are mild and delicate (oyster), some are woodsy (porcini),...

December 19, 2017

Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail

'Tis the season for festive cocktails! Whether you’re planning a party or just enjoying the warmth of a fire with your honey, below are some whiskey-based cocktail recipes - hot and cold...

December 14, 2017

ColorKitchen Christmas Sprinkles Hot Cocoa

Do you feel the cold of winter settling in yet? Each evening our daughter asks for a hot chocolate, a luxury I simply can’t deny her this time of year. It was also my favorite treat during the...

December 13, 2017

Gluten Free Kumquat and Gingersnap Cookies

It’s the last day in the “12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series and I'm ending on a gluten free note. Even if you don’t follow a gluten free diet you will love these...

December 13, 2017

Peppermint Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Cookies

For our 11th day in “The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series I’m featuring a scrumptious chocolate cookie recipe from one of our community contributors, Holly Sander,...

December 11, 2017

rum balls

Dear Friends, these are truly the "It" confection to take to your next holiday party. Seriously, you will be loved for it. Rum balls (or bourbon, if you prefer) are so easy to make, why not...

December 10, 2017

Classic Pfeffernüsse Spiced Cookies

I’d be remiss to not include Pfeffernüsse, a classic German spiced cookie, in our “12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series. These delicious yuletide cookies (also known as...

December 9, 2017

Mini Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes with Minty Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Oh, these little cupcakes are pure evil. They’re the kind that seduce you into eating more (way more) than just one. But they’re little, so that makes it okay in my book to indulge a bit...

December 8, 2017

Classic Raspberry Linzer Cookies

What's more lovely on a holiday cookie platter than beautiful Linzer cookies? These little sandwich cookies are surprisingly easy to make as they’re basically a sugar cookie with a bit of...

December 7, 2017

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

On day 4 of "The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies” I told you that Italian Biscotti, those deliciously hard cookies made for dunking in hot beverages or sweet wine, are my favorite holiday...

December 6, 2017

supplements

It’s not every day you wake up and realize you have an addiction. It recently occurred to me that I have a problem, maybe not what would be considered a full-blown addiction as determined by a...

December 6, 2017

Easy Candy Cane Snowballs

It’s Day 5 of the "12 Days of Christmas Cookies" and today is all about kid-friendly baking! These festive little candy cane snowballs are the perfect holiday cookie to make with kids...

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