I’ve always loved food. And I don’t have the body to adapt to that sort of mentality. I’ve tried dieting and not eating (impossible). I’ve tried giving up certain things, but the truth is, I just love food!
I started to realize that meals can be a combination of foods when I was about 3 or 4 years old. My mom (who doesn’t particularly like to cook) would prepare my favorite meal: breaded chicken cutlets, green beans, and Rice-A-Roni. (The San Francisco Treat!) Oh how I still love those three tastes flowing together to make the perfect texture and flavor! It just screams childhood to me.
I think I annoyed my mom when I was younger with persisting to help with Thanksgiving preparations. But she soon realized I was actually helpful.
“Sit here and peel these potatoes” or “Crack and gently take the shells off these eggs.” I was too young for knives, but not too young to learn the basic prep of a big Thanksgiving meal.
When college came and I was forced to be independent and cook on my own I realized I had no idea about anything other than how my mom did it. My college roommate was fascinated that I never cooked with garlic or tasted sauteed spinach before. I owe a lot of my adventurous foodie attitude to her. (Thanks, Jess!) And since my Junior year of college, when her and I realized we both love to explore our creativity in the kitchen, I have been determined to try new foods.
Now, I am 23 years old and cooking is not as easy as it was when I was an unemployed college student. Now as a recent graduate balancing two jobs, I need to make time to cook and cater to that adventurous foodie that is inside of me. And as I no longer have an inspiring roommate to push me when I’m not feeling it, I created this blog.
I want to eat healthier and explore the interesting combinations of meals. I’m attempting to lose weight, gain confidence, (and followers) to start the next chapter of my life. I plan to prepare a new meal every week. Preferably on Sunday as it is my only day off. So have fun, learn some things with me, and put that apron on! Let’s cook.
And any type of movable music is a must in the kitchen. Cook and burn calories. Nothing better.
As my Hungarian Mimo would say: Jó étvágyat!