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I'm Caroline LaMorte.
Welcome to A Whole New Twist.

I’m a home cook with strong Paleo leanings. My food is often grain-free, it is usually gluten-free, and it is always unprocessed.

Unless otherwise stated, all of the recipes in this blog are my own.  All of the food photographs were taken by me as well.  Many of my recipes are influenced by my Southern heritage, and by my Italian step-family. I love making meals for large gatherings and many of my recipes are great for feeding a crowd.  You'll see that I've given a healthy Whole New Twist to classic recipes.

A little background…

I spent the first half of my childhood in North Carolina and I still think of myself as part Southern. My mom says, “You can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl.” No, I don’t speak with a drawl anymore… okay so maybe I do when I talk to my dad… or when I’m tipsy… or when I’m in the South… well, MOSTLY I don’t speak with a drawl anymore.

When I was ten years old, I moved with my mom to Connecticut, where I was first exposed to the fabulous Italian food of the New Haven area. My mom married an Italian man with a family full of amazing cooks, and I still reach out to my aunts for recipes.

I spent most of my twenties in Manhattan where I ate at some of the best restaurants in the world, and now I am back in Connecticut with my  husband, my two sons, and our neurotic Black Lab

I love to sing! This blog was almost called “The Singing Cook”.   I was a thespian in college and went on to act (bartend) in New York City.  I sang for ten years in a local acapella group. I directed the talent show at my kids’ elementary school, and I coached my son’s Odyssey of the Mind team for four years.

I also love to ski! My family has a vacation ski home in Vermont, where we often feed hearty and family-friendly meals to large groups.

These days, most of my free time is spent reading recipes, inventing recipes, cooking, posting new recipes, photographing food, and cooking some more. Oh yeah, and eating, I like the eating part a lot!

I hope you enjoy A Whole New Twist.  Thanks for visiting and come back again soon!


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