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Petite Portrait: Meet Salima Taplin

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Salima Taplin (5’1”) is the face behind Salted Cashew, the food blog dedicated to eating for your brain’s health. This Bay Area native believes in “the healing power of food and how diet can improve the lives of people who live with a degenerative disease.” The recipes she shares are proven to improve and enhance brain function, but are fun and easy for everyone to make and eat. According to Salima, if you or your loved one needs to go anti-inflammatory to manage health outcomes, you shouldn’t feel restricted to single ingredient meals.

In addition to fun recipes, follow @saltedcashew_sf to see what Salima is up to and to get to know her (and her cute pup, Sasha!) the meantime, let’s see her answers to these questions.

Hometown: San Francisco

Current location
: San Francisco

Birth sign:

The inspiration behind Salted Cashew (SC): My mother and grandmother are my two inspirations for SC; they are such amazing hosts, chefs, and passionate women.

Someone I look up to: That’s a tough one, there are so many men and women that I admire and the list constantly grows! Right now, I’m super impressed and influenced by Kara Goldin, who started Hint Water out of her garage when she decided it was time to make a change and bring her community sugar-free alternatives.

My go-to anti-inflammatory recipe: A big, loaded up, kitchen sink type of salad!

Food I could live on: I love salads and could eat them for every meal! (And when I’m not eating anti-inflammatory, tacos. I just love tacos!)

Currently snacking on: The Vegan Caesar from Urban Remedy

Three words that describe my personal style: Clean, neutral, and casual

Outfit that makes me feel most confident: Jeans, flats, and a white shirt

What I’m up to when I’m not blogging: Taste testing, Soul Cycling, walking Sasha, drinking coffee and planning my next vacation!

Guilty pleasure: Popcorn!

My nighttime ritual: While I wish I had time to take a bath to wind down every night, it’s more abbreviated with my face routine, which includes a wipe, oil based cleaner, oil and a balm. This makes me feel like “I’m ready for my book and bed!”

Book on my nightstand: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Where you’ll find me next: Jane on Fillmore (in SF) eating a Healthy Happy Hippie Bowl!

If there’s a petite lady in your life who is doing inspiring work that makes a big difference, email us at so we can feature her! xo