About Raquel

Welcome to Boastful Food! I’m Raquel, the personal chef, recipe developer, writer and food photographer behind the delicious recipes and photos you see on this site. Whether you’ve landed here following a craving for something sweet or savory, or you came upon this site purely by accident, I guarantee you’ll happily find a recipe or two that will become your favorites and hopefully keep you coming back for more.
Boastful Food is a simple recipe site, devoid of ads and page-loading clutter, that’s dedicated to balanced and budget-friendly recipes, often with a seasonal and ethnic twist. Inspired by making what’s old, new again and using common grocery store ingredients, Boastful Food recipes bring bold and colorful food back to the dinner table.
When years of restaurant life and office work left me exhausted and empty, I turned to pursue all the creative things you see here now. I’m still a work in progress, but my many years of cooking and writing and my decision and passion to express myself through the culinary medium has been one of the best and most rewarding ones by far.
Raquel DeHoyos-Boastful Food LLC
I’m a Midwest and Southwest native by birth, born in Milwaukee and splitting my childhood years in Wisconsin and Texas. While my memory still allows, you’ll get to read a few tales of those days as I weave them into my posts every now and again. The draw to explore unknown territories compelled me to move west and I’ve happily called Seattle and the Puget Sound area home for the last 20 years. I currently reside with a vegetarian and an orange tabby in a tree house of sorts in the “Issaquah Alps” of the Pacific Northwest. I generally crank the Salsa station on Pandora while I’m cooking, love caramel rice cakes and have a fondness for poached eggs, roasted asparagus, tamari rice crackers, triple-cream Brie and piña coladas with extra maraschino cherries.

All writing and photography on Boastful Food is copyright Raquel DeHoyos/Boastful Food LLC.
All rights reserved.

Welcome to Boastful Food! I’m Raquel, the personal chef, recipe developer, writer and food photographer behind the delicious recipes and photos you see on this site. Whether you’ve landed here following a craving for something sweet or savory, or you came upon this site purely by accident, I guarantee you’ll happily find a recipe or two that will become your favorites and hopefully keep you coming back for more.

Raquel DeHoyos-Boastful Food LLC

Boastful Food is a simple recipe site, devoid of ads and page-loading clutter, that’s dedicated to balanced and budget-friendly recipes, often with a seasonal and ethnic twist. Inspired by making what’s old, new again and using common grocery store ingredients, Boastful Food recipes bring bold and colorful food back to the dinner table.

When years of restaurant life and office work left me exhausted and empty, I turned to pursue all the creative things you see here now. I’m still a work in progress, but my many years of cooking and writing and my decision and passion to express myself through the culinary medium has been one of the best and most rewarding ones by far.

I’m a Midwest and Southwest native by birth, born in Milwaukee and splitting my childhood years in Wisconsin and Texas. While my memory still allows, you’ll get to read a few tales of those days as I weave them into my posts every now and again. The draw to explore unknown territories compelled me to move west and I’ve happily called Seattle and the Puget Sound area home for the last 20 years. I currently reside with a vegetarian and an orange tabby in a tree house of sorts in the “Issaquah Alps” of the Pacific Northwest. I generally crank the Salsa station on Pandora while I’m cooking, love caramel rice cakes and have a fondness for poached eggs, roasted asparagus, tamari rice crackers, triple-cream Brie and piña coladas with extra maraschino cherries.

All writing and photography on Boastful Food is copyright Raquel DeHoyos/Boastful Food LLC. All rights reserved.