My mother always said I was like a “bull in a china shop.” I do everything fast, with a purpose and at times can cause a bit of a mess.
I have always had a passion for food, both cooking it and eating it. Especially if it is sweet!
To give you a little background on me, I was born in the USA but had the privilege to grow up overseas. I grew up on Dubai, UAE where I met my husband but also have lived in Hong Kong and London before moving back to the USA after high school. Growing up internationally and having an English mother has definitely shaped the way I see and experience food. One of my fondest and earliest memories of cooking is berry picking during the summers in England and baking cakes and crumbles in my nanny’s kitchen.
As I have entered into my late twenties I have noticed that a great many people of my age and younger do not know how to cook or they just simply do not take the time to learn. This worries me, particularly as I continue to see obesity themed reality shows come up on my TV guide. One of the scariest things I ever saw was an episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution where he asked a class of elementary school children to identify different fruits and vegetables by name and they simply could not do it!
Therefore each week on my blog I will showcase a different fruit and vegetable and highlight it’s health benefits, and how to select and store it. My hope is that even if only one of two parents see the blog and pass the knowledge along to their children it will hopefully help how future generations will see and prepare food. I created this blog as a reference to my peers of easy, healthy (for the most part) recipes that they can cook at home for themselves and their families. I wanted to make sure that the process of learning to cook was not intimidating. At times you will make a mess, at times your food may not come out looking like a dish fit for a magazine shoot but it will taste good all the same and will nourish you regardless. I do however have one rule……”Life is not beige!” This world was made with color in it and so therefore should be your plate! Always try to add a little color whether it be a vegetable, fruit or herb (ketchup does not count).
I look forward to sharing my family recipes and other international creations in this blog. Happy cooking!