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About me
Member Since:February, 2014
Hosted Meals: 10
Attended Meals: 5
Age: 36 years
Languages: English
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LOCATION

City Park West, Denver

Interesting fact about me
My desk is stocked with more condiments than office supplies
About Me
I've always been interested in cooking, but really began to use it as an outlet for creativity while working a very busy job (a girl still needs to eat!). My favorite things about meals is how they bring people together and can be an opportunity to try new things. I love to travel, and have found food to be a universal experience, no matter the country. I like to take inspiration from my journeys. I've been hosting forever, but started Mealsharing in Chicago a few years ago. I've since relocated to Denver and always am excited to get to know and host new people! I have past meals listed that are available to request, but definitely feel free to drop me a line if you're interested in something different.
Why I Share Meals
New people, new experiences, and good eating
Places I’ve Traveled
I've traveled to Africa (Kenya, Tanzania & Morocco), Thailand, Costa Rica, Peru & Ireland. I'm always interested in adding to the bucket list if you have ideas!
What I Read, Watch, and Listen To
I cannot keep up with all of the streaming action these days. Some older/continued favorites: Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, The Wire, Orange is the New Black, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jane the Virgin (anything with grit, action and drama, or alternatively upbeat and funny). Spoon, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Arctic Monkeys, Alabama Shakes, the Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Foster the People, Bob Seger, Cream, The Doors, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Lana Del Ray
A Memory of a Home-Cooked Meal
Breakfast with my grandpa was always a real treat. He made the world's best pancakes (which is saying something because I was always a french toast fan), and the most delicious strawberry jam. I've spent a good amount of time trying to recreate it.
I’m Interested In
  • Travel
  • Sports
  • Television
  • Movies
  • Food
  • Music
  • Art
I'd Like to Explore
  • Indian
  • korean
  • vietnamese
What my meals are like
My meals range from the in-depth to the simple; I believe taste trumps plating, though I've been working on the latter. I enjoy cooking a variety of styles, including: Thai, Italian, Mexican, French, and American/Southern. I like to fuse different genres to create new perspective. I've taken up canning and preserving, so I try to keep everything homemade.
Who You Might Meet at My Table
Friends, family and neighbors. My place is cat/dog free, though the plants have personality.
Where my meals happen
I have a large open concept space that works great for conversation (and observation if you like to catch out the cooking action). During warm weather, I have a large outdoor table and patio.
Types of meals I make
  • Thai
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • French
  • Carribean
  • American
  • Southern
  • German
Meal profile title
Variety is the spice of life

37 Reviews 

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Desiree
Review of Autumn Umami
My friend and I had the pleasure of attending a dinner at Heather's beautiful home recently and is was wonderful! This was our first meal sharing experience and we enjoyed the food and company very very much! Heather puts so my thought and detail into her food, which was delicious! Thank you again and the next time we are in Denver we will be sure to come back!

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Desiree
Review of Autumn Umami
My friend and I had the pleasure of attending a dinner at Heather's beautiful home recently and is was wonderful! This was our first meal sharing experience and we enjoyed the food and company very very much! Heather puts so my thought and detail into her food, which was delicious! Thank you again and the next time we are in Denver we will be sure to come back!

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York
Review of Autumn Umami
Autumn Umami with Heather was amazing! Heather was a very inviting and gracious host which made for a relaxing and enjoyable evening. A beautiful palate of Asian flavors. The mushrooms on top of the cauliflower and celeriac soup added a beautiful nuttiness. The braised short ribs fell of the bone and full of flavor. The goat cheese in the mashed sweet potatoes added a nice savory contrast to the potatoes. Finally, the ginger pear crumble was packed with flavor without overpowering the palate. It was a nice note to the end of the meal. I look forward to another meal with Heather.

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Liz
Review of Autumn Umami
Heather is an amazing cook / chef. Her ability to fuse flavors and adapt recipes is beyond me and leaves me wanting more everytime! We had a lovely evening in her cozy home with friends and new friends!

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Liz
Review of Spanish Sampler
Heather is batting 1000! This is the 2nd meal I've had at her house and she nailed it again. Mingled olives, stuffed peppers, and dates wrapped in bacon to start; the paella was amazing and crusty, and the flan was a sweet, caramely way to finish dinner. As if a great meal wasn't enough - the guests I met were fun to get to know! Thanks to our hostess especially but to all involved who made it a lovely evening.

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Jack
Review of Spanish Sampler
The food was delicious, the presentation flawless and the conversation engaging. It was some of the best paella I've had in a long time and easily the best flan I've ever had. It's clear Heather has a passion for food and for hosting. Thanks Heather! Libby and I had a great time. Look forward to whatever you cook up next :)

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Ryan
Review of Spanish Sampler
I thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink, and company!

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Gerad
The French Foray into Fall mealshare was amazing! Each course was immaculate, both in taste and presentation. The Endive/baguette hor'deurves started the meal off perfectly. Followed by a rich beef stew complimented by an accompaniment of divine roasted tomato's, and mouthwatering truffle mashed potatoes. To cap off the meal, we enjoyed an absolutely ambrosial apple cake capped by a toothsome whipped cream. For my first mealshare experience, the bar was set incredibly high!

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Rochelle
Heather is a delight to be around and her cooking skills are wonderful. I had a very enjoyable experience that I'd like to do again.

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Lindsay
Great company and great food. Heather pulled out all the stops to ensure the group had an enjoyable evening!

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Linda
Heather was the consummate host! Her home was beautiful, the food she prepared was not only delicious, but was so well presented, and she was very well prepared for the five of us that attended…I thoroughly enjoyed the evening - wonderful French dishes, good company and conversation, and plenty of laughter… Thank you, Heather!

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Liz
Heather is a gracious hostess, her home is lovely, and the food was delectable! Looking forward to more forays.

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Samantha
Review of Mangia Shanghai
The meal was absolutely delicious! Heather is a wonderful cook. Everything was paired very well and her timing was perfect. She has a lovely home and it we had a fabulous time getting to know her and her friend Lindsay. It was a much needed girls night (in).

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Samir
Review of Siam Soul
Heather is amazing! Food and company - both five star!

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Mary
Review of Siam Soul
Great food, great host and great company! It was a really good experience that I'll definitely do again. My cheeks were sore from all the laughing! Thank you Heather for the wonderful meal! I'll see you soon 😊

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Anusha
Review of Siam Soul
Heather was a great host who made amazing food! She was welcoming, relaxed, and interesting to talk to. I definitely recommend going to a mealshare with her if you have the chance!

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Rebecca
Review of Siam Soul
Heather was a great host! She made us feel welcome in her home. It was my first meal share but not to be my last. The food and presentation of the food was delicious/beautiful. We definitely hope to visit Heather again for another amazing meal!

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Hanne
I was so honored that Heather came to my mealshare before leaving Chicago. She is so a nice young lady and hopefully I will find her somewhere again to have a meal together.

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Bob
I was very happy that Heather joined Hanne's mealshare two days before she left for her new job in Denver. Was nice to get one last chance (in Chicago, at least) to enjoy her company. Going to miss her.

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Jack
Review of Bombay Brunch
After signing up for Mealsharing on a whim, Heather very quickly made me glad I did so. Her meal was so appetizing in every way from presentation, taste, aromas, and the atmosphere she created. She is quite welcoming, accommodating, and has a great sense of humor. It was a also a pleasure to find another craft beer enthusiast and lover of euchre! I will definitely try to attend more Mealsharing events and will perhaps host my own at some point in the future.

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Ben
Review of Bombay Brunch
It was a pleasure to attend such fantastic and delicious brunch that was perfectly executed as always. From start to finish a remarkable, worldly array of perfectly blended flavors that take your tongue on a journey to a far off land. Unique and simple in every sense of the imagination. Heather has a knack for introducing inexperienced food lovers to a whole new world with such grace and elegance that come from her many culinary experiences that I can only dream of. I thoroughly enjoyed the rosewater custard Bravo! Encore.

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Jo
Review of Bombay Brunch
Heather hosted a fantastic brunch! This was my first meal share and I had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the vibe was fun and casual. Great conversation with interesting folks ;). Can't wait for the next one!

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Bob
As a Guest at My Faves from Naples!
I want to thank Heather for the gracious way she handled having an extra unexpected guest show up to her brunch due to a miscommunication. She is an excellent host, very talented in the kitchen, and gifted in making all feel comfortable and welcome. Just a spectacular person to know. (Photo of Heather serving up Bombay Brunch)

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Melissa
Review of Bombay Brunch
Both the food and the company were wonderful! This was my first meal share and I loved it. Heather was so welcoming, genuinely nice and the brunch was delicious.

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Amy
As a Guest at My Faves from Naples!
Heather has a great sense of humor! So nice and considerate, and from what I hear, a great cook herself! Looking forward to seeing her at future events!

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Victor
Review of Modern Moroccan
Heather is a fantastic chef and a wonderful host. She accomodated my vegetarian preference with no problem. The only thing she could have done better is if she had worn her Moroccan dress!! But seriously, this was a wonderful night out. The conversation was relaxed, and this was mainly due to the graciousness of Heather's table and the vibe she put out. 10/10. Would do it again.

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Anthony
So pleased that Heather attended our 2nd soul food meal. Heather is a fun, engaging, interesting lady who fit right in at our home and with all our guests. She is a perfect example of a fantastic Mealsharing Host and Guest. A great addition to the community! I have share 2 meals with Heather and sure look to share more in the near future!

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Jenelle
My first meal sharing experience was celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Heather's. Heather created a wonderful atmosphere (great background music!), and each course was mouth wateringly delicious. I felt welcomed by everyone immediately. The evening was full of laughs and great stories. I can't wait for my next meal share, though Heather has set the bar pretty high!

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Anthony
We had such a great time at Heather's Cinco de Mayo Mealshare! Heather is a energetic, fun hostess! Her condo is very nice and an excellent location for a Mealshare. The meal was excellent and a perfect spring board to very interesting and very funny conversations across the table. A fantastic way to celebrate the 5th of May! Be sure to check on one of Heather's future Meal Shares!

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Cathy
It was so nice meeting Heather. She made a fiesta grande for cinco de Mayo including margaritas with Bourbon! Once again I tried something I'm not that fond of (rice pudding) and completely changed my mind about it. It was delicious. The sweet pepitas really added something. I don't know if it was the food, margaritas or the company, probably a combination of all three, this was one super fun meal share.

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Jay
I had so much fun at Heather's mealshare. She hosted us for Cinco de Mayo and let's just say the food was incredible! So tasty and fresh, the picture says it all. Heather was so welcoming and warm and her table was filled with a lot of laughs and great people. Definitely mealshare with Heather if you get the chance!

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Hanne
I just loved loved loved to dine at Heather's. What a fantastic meal she prepared for us. I felt like back home in Europe. The pot roast was so delicious and tender, a feast in the mouth and the mashed potatoes just a dream. Oh how I enjoyed her apple cake with the fresh made whipping cream. Memories from long ago awoke in me and I felt a little homesick but on the other hand pampered . Thanks Heather for an evening I will not forget, you are a great chef.

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Krishna
Heather is an absolute pleasure to have as a guest. She knows so much about food and she has tons of really cool stories to share. I cannot wait to try what she cooks in the future and she is always welcome back at my table anytime.

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Bob
Heather claims not to be French, nor to have even ever visited France, but that didn't stop her from putting together a very nice French-themed meal. Not pretentious at all, but beautifully presented and delicious, dinner was amazing. It consisted of an appetizer course of tartine, followed unhurriedly by a wonderful salad, then a succulent pot roast with some of the best mashed potatoes ever. The dessert of apple cake topped with whipped cream made fresh before our eyes will remain a lovely memory. If Heather had any trepidation about serving a table full of strangers, it was not apparent. She was completely relaxed and friendly - a very gracious host. I hope to see her at more mealshares very soon. C'est magnifique!

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Nick
Heather prepared a magnificent meal, from appetizer to salad course to entree to dessert, complete with hand-whipped cream. A fantastic hostess and a fantastic meal.

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Ben
Heather is just awesome, very interesting with so many great stories and worldly experiences. So glad I got to meet her and I'm very excited to hear how her first time hosting goes because I have a feeling it's going to be awesome. Kind of bummed I can't go so hopefully she will host again. I'm so glad she was adventurous enough to go out on a limb and go to Jessica's for her first meal. And the funny thing is we grew up about 10 miles from each other. I had a great time hanging out with Heather and I really look forward to seeing her again soon.

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Jessica
Heather is a great guest! She is really intelligent, and so friendly. I enjoyed hosting her, and hope to meal share again soon!


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