Hi! I’m Gabbie Gonzales, the baker, photographer, and maker of this blog, Panza Baby.
In Spanish, Panza means “belly”. The belly is the center of the body, where we feel deep emotions and physical sensations. I once heard that some people believe that the soul lives in the belly. Growing up, my dad would tickle our “panzas”. I named my dog after the word (she had the cutest puppy belly). My family is New Mexican and you will find many New Mexican and Mexican inspired dishes on Panza Baby.
I was born in Sacramento, California. Moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Then to Seattle, Washington. I grew up in a suburb of Seattle called Redmond. I went to Wisconsin for college and lived a while in Chicago and Mexico. I then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico for work and now I’m in Santa Barbara, California. I love to travel and live in different places, all of which inspire my cooking and baking endeavors.
My blog is a space dedicated to body positivity and body neutrality. See this post and this post to read about it. I don’t believe in diets but I do believe in having a good, satisfying relationship with food.
Things I love include thrift store shopping, yoga, walking, cuddling with Panza, knitting, and watching movies, and Law and Order: SVU.
I hope you enjoy PanzaBaby.com!