Linda Lum

Linda (also known as Carb Diva) is the author of the book "Past and Present: History of the Foods We Eat," available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

A life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest, Linda has been creating fun and easy recipes since 1985. Her recipes have appeared in "Sunset," "Cooking Light" and "Better Homes and Gardens" and she has won cooking awards sponsored by "Progresso Soups" and "Sutter Home Wines".

"I have a philosophy about food--food is not just something we eat to keep body and soul together. Food should be a pleasure, an experience, something that leaves a memory.

"People have asked if my writings focus on low-carb recipes. Heavens no! Not only do we love carbs, we embrace them, we greet them with open arms, we run in slow motion across a field of daisies toward them! I hope you enjoy my original recipes.

"Lest you think CarbDiva is only about the food--I also love to travel, I quilt, create banners for my church, I garden, and in a perfect world would be a crazy cat lady. (I love my kitties!). And, I am a Christian. My faith is not simply something that I do for an hour on Sunday but is a part of me. I would like to think that the love of my Savior shines through in my words, actions, and deeds."