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Brandi Koskie has a love for life that extends to living healthy. She enjoys finding new and interesting ways to infuse her cooking and recipes with flavor and nutrition and is always on the prowl for a tasty new treat that is at least somewhat guilt free. Brandi is a proud alum of the University of Oklahoma, from which she earned a bachelors degree in journalism. Her nutrition education comes from the school of hard knocks- in that she's a scavenger for health and wellness information and is always on top of the latest news and trends.
Brandi also believes that good health is influenced through giving. She gives back to her home community in many ways, her favorite is a more than three-year relationship with a young girl she mentors. She calls Wichita, KS home, where she lives with her husband and toddler daughter.
Fun Facts About Brandi
I Never Leave Home Without Flip Flops
Where I'd Rather Be OU Football Game on the 50
My Bragging Rights Let me fix dinner for you and you'll see
Personal Fun Fact I can recite the ABCs backward
Refrigerator Staple Cheese
My Favorite Healthy Food Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar or Cheerios
My Guiltiest Pleasure Homemade Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Song That Gets Me Going in the Gym Killers "Jenny was a Friend of Mine"
Favorite Gym Activity Crunches on a fitness ball
Movie Seen Too Many Times to Count Dumb & Dumber
The Book I'd Read Again Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giant (BFG)
First Paid Gig Cleaning houses, included dusting a Heisman trophy
Accomplishment Most Proud of My marriage
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