Welcome to my food blog!

Diet wise, I consider myself to be an ‘everythingatarian.’ That means that I eat a bunch of different foods, and I am willing to try almost everything at least once. The majority of my cooking though, skews more towards vegetarian, and at times, vegan. I also enjoy cooking cuisines from around the world. For both cooking and baking, I try to use easily obtainable ingredients, and I stick to whole foods as much as possible. You will notice that the tagline of my blog, is ‘where comfy meets healthy.’ What I mean here, is that I try and take classic meals, and ‘healthify’ them. In baking, I generally do this by replacing butter with extra light olive oil, and lowering the sugar content. In cooking, I generally do this by removing heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese, and milk additions, and by adding in a greater variety of vegetables. Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up all of our favorite comfort foods. To me, eating healthy doesn’t mean counting calories. It means knowing exactly what is going into your food, and forgoing processed foods as much as possible, and within reason. We only have one body, and it’s so important to take care of it by eating healthy, in addition to managing stress levels and incorporating exercise.

While the recipes section of my blog is up and running, there are a few additions that I am going to be making in the upcoming weeks and months. The first addition, is a food product reviews section. For those of you that are looking to clean up your diet, have food allergy restrictions, or that are interested in trying different foods, then this section is for you. As an example, I plan to write a product review on cheeses, both vegan and non-vegan. The second addition that I will be making, is a tips, tricks, and how-to section. I haven’t decided on the format yet (video vs. series of images), but this section will contain tips, tricks, and how-to in cooking and baking. For example, how to make a roux or brown butter correctly. A few of my recipes, while not advanced by any means, might be confusing to some people, especially if you are just starting out. Sometimes it’s easiest to just watch a video of how to brown butter so that you can see the various stages that the butter goes through. By creating a section for this on my site, as you are working through a recipe, you can just click the link on how to brown butter and it will display a video.

Even if you don’t use my recipes but it inspires you to create something else, then my job has been successful. The goal of my blog is to inspire people to cook more homemade meals and to experiment more in the kitchen. Cooking doesn’t have to be boring, and there’s so many health (and financial!) benefits from cooking at home. So, I hope you stay a while, and take a look around :).

Happy cooking & baking!