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How A Big Life Change Put Blogger Jessica Lawson On The Right Path

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My Nickname


My Home Base

Chicago, Illinois, is my home. Before COVID I spent a lot of time with my family in California and working in the Dominican Republic.


Big Delicious Life. I created it to help people who may struggle a bit in finding balance to eat and live better. My goal is to share healthy-ish recipes and lifestyle content that inspires people to live in a big and delicious way.

Tuna Poke Bowl from Jessica’s blog

Tuna Poke Bowl from Jessica’s blog

Jessica’s Beets & Burrata with Pistachio Vinaigrette

Jessica’s Beets & Burrata with Pistachio Vinaigrette

what I’m known for

Being fearless. When I was 24, I felt stuck in my first real adult job so I dropped everything, moved to the Dominican Republic, and co-founded the Mariposa DR Foundation. It’s a non-profit that works to end generational poverty by educating and empowering girls. Those girls taught me so much, most importantly to just jump in and go for it.

How I’m Doing

I’m doing well, all things considered. I created my blog when the pandemic hit because I was getting tons of calls from family and friends asking for recipe ideas. Big Delicious Life grew very quickly. I'm grateful for all of the support, and very excited about making it a full time career!

How the Bombesquad can help

Follow me on Instagram, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and share and engage with my content. If you end up trying one of my recipes, leave a review on my site! Engaging with bloggers helps us earn income and allows us to keep getting better and provide more free content.

Jessica’s Arugula Pesto Pasta

Jessica’s Arugula Pesto Pasta

My Motto

Instead of worrying about all of the things that could go wrong, spend your time imagining all the things that could go right.

Secret Skill

I have a crazy good memory.

Most loved cookbook

Joy of Cooking!

Joy of cooking

Favorite thing in my pantry

My pantry looks like the supermarket but I would have to say beans are my favorite. They're affordable, versatile, and good for you.

essential kitchen tool

I can't imagine life without my cobalt blue Le Creuset cast iron skillet. I use it every single day.

Le Creuset Signature Skillet in Marseille

Le Creuset Signature Skillet in Marseille

Squad Shoutout

Tennielle Clark from the She Speaks Bougie podcast. She invited me to be a guest on her show over the summer, and we instantly had a connection. Since then, we've been accountability partners and supporting each other in our respective creator journeys. She's just amazing, and I can't wait til we can meet in person!