I’m a food lover through and through. I spend most of my free time flipping through recipes, drooling over restaurant menus, or day dreaming about my next baking mission. I love creating innovative ways to make healthy food delicious (and unhealthy food more delicious!) and would love to share some of my food adventures with you!
A little more about me
Favorite food: Sandwiches! The perfect food, the perfect portion (unless we’re talking hoagies), covers all food groups. When made well, a good sammie can fix a bad day. With a pickle on the side of course.
Least favorite food: This is a tricky one! Over the years, most foods I’ve disliked have slowly gained favor from me and my stomach: cilantro, oysters, truffles… I can’t believe I ever disliked these foods! Right now, I guess I’d have to say I’m not a huge fan of very smokey tasting meats. So things like Memphis style barbecue is not something I tend to go for.
First thing I learned to cook: Technically the first thing I learned to cook was scrambled eggs, but if we’re talking a full meal, I’d say stir fry chicken and veggies. In high school this had to have been my most requested dinner, and it continues to be a go-to for a healthy and easy weeknight dinner.
Kitchen tools I swear by: My Le Creuset Dutch Oven is a godsend. Okay its technically Scott’s Dutch Oven, but a fabulous gift from me! I also swear by my KitchenAid Standing Mixer, naturally. Scott’s mom gave us hers for Christmas because she figured we’d get more use out of it. Boy was she right! Our set of Shun knives are also very good to us.
My inspiration: My mom of course! I remember clearly, as a kid asking her how she remembered how to make all the delicious things she cooked for us, fearing someday that I wouldn’t know how to cook for a family because you have to memorize recipes. After learning a few of her recipes and embarking on a lifetime of food-loving and adventuring, I know now that all it takes is a well-trained palette, the know-how of what things go well together, and the curiosity to experiment with new combinations. I still call my mom for tips and tricks whenever I make one of her recipes. I also appreciate her giving me grammatical corrections after she reads my posts! haha