About Stephanie

Stephanie McPherson aka: SteFunny

Stephanie McPherson, aka: “SteFunny” has a bachelors in biology, is a Certified Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Health Coach and Behaviors and Motivators High Performance, Life & Mindset Coach (CBP, CMP) 

She is also the Creator and Host of the podcast, Empowered Conversations and the Cooking Show, DeFaRekinLicious™.

Upon realizing in her early 20’s that the typical “young person diet” filled with sugar and processed foods was causing undesirable consequences, she started the journey to transforming her body through educating herself on good nutrition and exercise. Around the same time questioning what her true “purpose” was, she discovered the book, The Empowered Mind. Through completing the plethora of exercises in this book, she realized that she possessed a real passion for inspiring others to be healthy, happy and truly thrive in life. For over 26 years Stephanie has been committed to the practice of self-exploration and personal growth; she understands the challenges that this commitment to excellence in every aspect of life can bring.

Persevering through her own disappointments, challenges, and many tumultuous, pull out the rug from under her experiences, she realised her “mindset” and “Heart-set” were the key to not giving up and allowing life to “happen” to her.

Her passion is to empower and inspire others to be the best version of themselves possible through the commitment to one’s self and one’s life.

She believes in Living life “On Purpose”!

How it all started:

DeFaRekinLicious™ started in my kitchen with humble beginnings 5 years ago, (as you can see in the photo below) using just my iPhone to record and a blank sheet of paper with De Fa Rekin Licious written on it with a black sharpie! Since then my good friend and neighbor had a sign made up, actually misspelling the title of my show with an extra added (S) but I told her I didn’t want it redone; it just made the sign extra “S”pecial!

​My passion for cooking and preparing food, started as a little girl being inspired by my grandmother as I helped her make the morning breakfast biscuits! Being in the kitchen with my grandmother making those biscuits, homemade pies and other magnificent things that with her loving hands, she taught me to create, welled up inside of me the desire to come up with my own recipes, that to this day I still make and serve to my family and friends!

In my early 20’s I started the journey to a healthier way of living. During my journey I educated myself on everything I could learn about how to make healthy food… delicious!

One of my biggest goals and dreams is to host cooking shows for the Food Network, focused around delicious and healthy food, all prepared with a Big Ol Splash of Humor and who better to bring the niche of healthy, scrumptiously, delicious food than, DeFaRekinLicious™ !?

My First Sign!
My Second Sign!

Healthy cooking/meal planning, personal transformation & self development

For more information or to contact me directly, you can reach me at stephanie@defarekinlicious.com
or (704)912-1605