About Me

Welcome to Simple and Delish! 

Hello! My name is Christina and I am the writer behind Simple and Delish. In the Summer of 2015, I bought my first home in Philadelphia, PA where I live with my adorable cat, Belle. I have a passion for experimenting in the kitchen, traveling to new places, working out, and learning new things.

Simple and Delish is a place to find inspiration; in the kitchen, on the road (with a pair of sneakers) or even just around your home.


I noticed you post a lot of recipes. How did you get interested in cooking? My love of cooking started back when I was in my early 20's and living in Hoboken, NJ. At the time, I ate mostly takeout and pasta. I signed up for a half marathon and knew if I wanted to run fast, I had to eat better. It forced me to get in my kitchen and I actually ended up really enjoying learning how to cook for myself.

What is your favorite place you have traveled? Paris! The city is full of history, beautiful architecture and eating endless amounts of cheese everyday was pretty awesome. I can't wait to get back soon!

Where are you from? I grew up in Southern New Jersey, right near the beach. It was a great place to grow up. I attended college at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA where I majored in Finance and after graduation I went to work in New York City for a few years. I moved back to Philadelphia in 2012 and have been here ever since.

How do I get a hold of you? My e-mail address is Christina.Straub@gmail.com and my Instagram account is @cmstraub. Feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions!

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