Hi! I’m Cassie Bridgforth, The Farmer’s Daughter. I’m a mother, wife, wellness warrior, vegetable enthusiast, certified yoga instructor, part-time crossfitter, and a wannabe minimalist.
Let me introduce myself.
I grew up in Chelsea, Oklahoma, a small town in the northeastern part of the state. When I say small, I mean population 2,000 small. I lived on a cattle ranch. I didn’t realize it at the time but small town, ranch life was the greatest introduction to food I could’ve asked for – we ate the beef we raised; eggs from my great-uncle, Punk; and vegetables came from my grandparents garden. About as local as it gets.
After high school I moved to Norman, OK, to attend the University of Oklahoma. I received my Bachelors of Art in Advertising and went on to use it at an ad agency in Oklahoma City. I wore heels and real pants everyday. My, how times have changed.
While at OU, I met this really cute javelin thrower whom I adoringly refer to as The Carnivore. I’m a vegetable enthusiast, he’s a meat aficionado. We’re a good pair.
I am a mom to the sweetest little boy you’ll ever meet, James Chief. Chief is my passion for eating simply and living a healthy and active life.
I worked out consistently before Chief was born, maybe a little too much. I worked out and ate well and drove myself right into hythothalamic amenorrhea. Too much of a good thing is still too much, and it wasn’t until we were trying to have a baby that I realized my healthy habits made me not so healthy.
I live a much more balanced life now. I take rest days when my body is feeling exhausted, I don’t follow eating plans, do cleanses, or eliminate entire food groups. I feel my best when I do tough workouts 3-4 days a week, and yoga, walk, or chase a toddler the other days.
Today, I work at a small oil and gas company in Norman a few days a week, and stay at home with my boy the other days. It’s a good mix.
I am a certified yoga instructor through YOGAMAZE’, and completed my RYT200 in 2015. Since Chief was born, teaching classes has taken a back seat. Right now, I’m just enjoying being his mom. I’m sure I’ll teach again when it feels right.
My real passion, and the inspiration for this blog is… food. Simple food. Food without a laundry list of ingredients. Food that you can pronounce, and recipes that are simple, tasty, and make me happy to feed them to the most important guys in my life. I want to show you how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet; make easy, less processed substitutions for foods you already love; and show you even sweet indulgences have their place.
I’m The Farmer’s Daughter, I love kale… and cake.