I'm Kate

hi friend

get to know me

Let's get the introductions out of the way, shall we?

Hi, I'm Kate —
the founder and content creator behind Coconut Kate. 

'I'm a Portland native who grew up with the Pacific Northwest as my playground. 

Above all else, my heart beats for my family. They are the center of my world. So, when I'm not spending time with my five-year-old daughter, husband, and cats, you can catch me outdoors hiking, paddle-boarding, and of course — creating. 

first, the fun stuff...



Coconut Kate started with two obsessions: coconut, and sharing food with others. Since then, it's blossomed into a beautiful way to connect with people from all walks of life, from all over the world.

Helping others is what fuels my passion. Whether I'm concocting healthy recipes, offering tips to time-strapped moms, or writing about my adventures in wellness, I love to share my insights in fresh and exciting ways. 

I also work full-time in marketing, which gives me endless insight into how to reach — and hopefully, bring joy to — even more like-minded people. 

Long story short, my schedule is full, and my life is fuller. But I wouldn't want it any other way. 

my food + wellness philosophy

As a food-turned-everything blogger, you might expect my "About Me" page to begin with "I've always loved cooking." But the fact is, my relationship with food has been more "frenemy" than BFF. 

When I was growing up, food was an immense source of comfort and joy. My mother was an excellent cook, and some of the happiest moments of my life happened around the dinner table. 

But around the time of adolescence, I developed multiple eating disorders. Slowly and surely, food became a foe. I couldn't view my meals as something that would feed my body and soul. I could see only numbers. I fell into a devastating pattern of denying myself nourishment — and with that nourishment, comfort, and joy. 

After saying goodbye to my eating disorders in my mid-twenties, I slowly learned to fall in love with food again. What's more, exploring a healthy relationship with my body led me to realize that nourishment — the thing I had denied myself for so long — may well be the cornerstone of health. 

As I opened my heart to the healing power of food, I became interested in other natural, homeopathic, and lifestyle remedies as well. 

If you're wondering if I've lost the plot, I have a point, I swear. I share these experiences because they're what's shaped my food and wellness philosophy

1. I am a certified Sommelier! While I dont imbibe that often, I do love a good glass of wine on occasion, and have loved learning more about all the different varietals and wine growing regions around the world.

2. One of my dreams is to one day be on the show Survivor. I'm equally terrified and also excited that this one day might actually happen. The hardest part would definitely be being away from my family, but if I could power through that I think it would be a once in a lifetime experience. 

3. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan - (Like HUGE). I have read all of the books several times, seen the movies even more times and just think the whole world is so magical. It instantly makes me feel like a kid.

4. Im am an introvert, but also a LEO, which makes for an interesting combo. I can socialize with the best of them, but I also crave and require plenty of alone time. Its something that I have struggled with in my adult life in protecting myself and not over committing socially. 

5. My daughter is named after the Norse goddess Freya. My husband and I both come from a strong scandinavian background and we had decided her name before she was even born. It was just one of those things that felt predestined to be, and now knowing her personality I couldn't imagine her being named anything else. 

the more you know

I don't like to put myself into a box (who does?), but I strive to eat intuitively, listen to my body, and get 80% of my nutrition from plant-based sources. As for staying active, I'm a big advocate for doing what you love. For me, that includes hiking, paddleboarding, and incorporating yoga and barre3 into my daily routine. 

Finally, and most importantly, I believe in taking care of your body in a way that doesn't deplete your soul. Eat, move your body, and live in a way that brings joy. Life's too short for anything else. 

so, lastly, what is my philosophy?!

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