Who Is Cooking2Thrive?

Cheri Thriver
I hope you'll join me in the kitchen!

Cheri Thriver

Writer, cook, recipe & product creator, mother, and grandmother. As a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences volunteer, I review grant proposals for the Translational Research Institute, serve as an Advisor on the PFCC Hospital Advisory Council, and am a Patient Advisor on the Quality, Experience, & Safety Team. I am certified in Mental Health First Aid.

I started baking apricot cakes and pumpkin bread for my mom to give away when I was 7 or 8 years old and I’ve been cooking ever since. I gardened with my grandmother who taught me to make chili and bake cookies. When James and Ben were small, I began baking homemade bread and rolls. I love playing with flavors.

In 2003, I eliminated gluten from my diet, then subsequently milk and cheese. I now limit foods high in FODMAPs. These limitations provide me an opportunity to be resourceful and inventive. I love that and I love sharing the results of culinary experiments with you!


James Spices
James loves to use exotic spices!

James W. Honaker

Colorist for movies & television, husband, and father of two young boys. I have also worked as a graphic designer, web designer, video editor, and studio equipment consultant. You can find a list of my projects on IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2421941/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

I don’t remember learning to cook, I could just do it.  I see food combinations in my head. I never measure, and I make a mean sweet potato pie.




Ben doing a cooking demo for a chapter of Gluten Intolerance Group


Ben Honaker

Lawyer, husband, composer of the Cooking2Thrive theme song, and father of two children–a healthy boy and a medically fragile girl with Down Syndrome. My daughter has a G-tube (gastrostomy tube) through which she receives food and meds.

I am in the habit of monitoring the protein, fat, and fiber content of all the foods in my diet, but the feeding difficulty we’ve experienced with my daughter has brought a whole new set of nutritional lessons.


2 thoughts on “Who Is Cooking2Thrive?”

  1. Where can I get a supply of the small cards listing gluten diet restrictions that can be used in restaurants? I got my cards at a seminar in Little Rock.. I noticed that they the cooking2thrive website on the card. Thanks Barry Ammons

    1. Hi Barry,
      Good to hear from you. When our full website launches, you will be able to purchase the Server Cards and other lifestyle support products directly through the Cooking2Thrive® Online Store. For now, you did the right thing contacting us through the blog. You can also email support@cooking2thrive.com any time you have a question or need anything.

      The cards can be ordered in packages of 10 cards with a protective Tyvek sleeve Item #GF-SC-10-N for $2.25 + shipping or in 52 card bulk packs Item # GF-SC-52-N for $7.40 + shipping. Just email cooking2thrive.com with your order. We appreciate your interest in Cooking2Thrive.

      Cheri Thriver

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