Thanks for stopping by My Cape Cod Kitchen! On this site, you’ll find simple, healthy, fresh recipes and food inspiration. Also, since my husband, son and I love to be outdoors and travel, you’ll find posts on our hiking, kayaking, running, biking and sailing adventures. We hope you enjoy your visit and we would love to hear from you – whether it’s a recipes you’d like to see, an idea you have or you just want to say hello – please do!
My Food Philosophy
Food should nourish the body and mind and should also be flavorful, crave-able and delicious. Food should be local when possible, fresh when possible and sustainable and healthy for the earth. Here on My Cape Cod Kitchen, the focus is on simple, healthy, fresh New England and seaside recipes. Vegetables, fruit and seafood are my “passion” foods, as I have a strong interest and curiosity not only in their flavor, but in how they’re grown/raised, harvested, their impact on the earth and their nutrition. We purchase mainly organic foods, when we can. I don’t believe in diets or counting calories. I believe in getting and staying in tune with your body and nourishing it with what it needs – and those needs change. I don’t believe in deprivation and believe that, if you eat according to your body’s needs, there is always room in one’s day for a glass of wine and piece (or two!) of chocolate or scoop of ice cream. And lastly, movement is key. As someone who has run 9 marathons and countless half marathons, I have a passion for running and the outdoors. But walking and just being active is just as good, if not better, than participating in a more lengthy and extreme activity like a marathon. Fresh air and movement is critical for my body and mind and I am a huge believer that everything feels more achievable after a good workout in the outdoors.
More About Jenny:
Jenny Shea Rawn MS, MPH, RD is a leading health and nutrition communications and food inspiration expert and Registered Dietitian who loves to create simple, flavorful and healthy meals in her Cape Cod kitchen. Jenny hopes to inspire you to create some of these flavorful recipes and have fun in the kitchen with fresh, simple flavors. On this site, in addition to craveable recipes, you’ll find healthy lifestyle inspiration, including outdoor and travel excursions and gardening adventures.
Jenny’s passion for providing food and nutrition inspiration has led her to positions such as health and wellness spokesperson and Registered Dietitian for a national grocery retailer, food and nutrition expert, guest speaker and consultant. Jenny has been featured regularly in the national and local media and is an expert in translating food and nutrition science into relevant and actionable messages on TV and radio, online, in print and in person.
A strategic and creative thinker, Jenny has built and led health and wellness marketing and communications initiatives for the past decade in the retail and public health world. Jenny has worked with major food and beverage manufacturers to design and develop communications and programs that drive better-for-you product sales and inspire positive health behaviors.
Jenny holds a BA in psychology from Boston University, a MS in Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and a Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine. Jenny is a Registered Dietitian and completed her Dietetic Internship through Simmons College. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Business and Communications and the Food and Culinary Dietitians Practice Group. In 2009, Jennifer was awarded the Women of Influence in the Food Industry Award by the Griffin Report of Food Marketing.
Jenny lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Adrian, her son, Lucca and her daughter, Lexi. In her free moments (rare these days!), she enjoys spending time with her husband outside running, hiking, relaxing at the beach, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding, cooking, photographing and styling food, planting vegetables in her garden, trying new restaurants, learning about all things food and wine. Jenny has completed 9 marathons and countless half marathons around the New England area.