Hi, I am Mike!
Welcome to the Frizzled Leek! I am excited that you found me! Let me introduce myself I am Mike Cleavenger from sunny San Diego, California.
The Frizzled Leek creates delicious recipes that are Paleo, Whole 30, Vegan, Keto, etc…
We also offer a Personal Chef service where we cater small dinner parties and weekly meal preparation.
Being a busy dad with two daughters, I have figured out how to create quick family-friendly meals. I hope my recipes inspire you to be creative in your kitchen!
Whole 30 Journey
I always felt that I ate healthily. My family ate the standard American diet, so I must be healthy right? After having our first daughter, I felt exhausted and lacked energy. What if I changed my diet and tried some sort of elimination diet. Here enters the whole 30, no sugar, alcohol, grains, or dairy for 30 days. I was amazed at how well I felt and how much energy I had! Waking up and having a consistent energy level all day was priceless! Now I am here to share healthy recipes that will nourish you!
I am a Chef, Recipe Developer, and Meal Planner. After culinary school, I worked with a number of great chefs in San Diego. After meeting my wife and knowing working late nights at the restaurant isn’t family-friendly, I decided to start this blog!
The Frizzled Leek is about combining my culinary and home cooking experience into a place where my recipes can teach and inspire you to have confidence in the kitchen.