I like to cook and started this blog as a digital recipe diary and as a cookbook of sorts. Generally, I like to try to keep things healthy and base my recipes around vegetables and/or fruits. I am a big fan of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Farmers’ markets. I like simple. I like inexpensive. I like quick. I like soups. I also really like bold flavors and spice, so I tend to lean toward ethnic foods. Tex-Mex and Southeast Asian foods are my favorite.
I’m a food-loving Texan with an Anthropology degree that spent 10 years in Virginia before moving to Columbia, South Carolina in August of 2010. I grew up in a vegetarian family, so many of my recipes are vegetarian or vegan. In Virginia I taught at a school for gifted children and incorporated cooking and food in many of my lessons. I even briefly taught a cooking class for kids. Now I’m a stay-at-home mom with two very picky eaters. I spent a good chunk of the day driving my kids to and from school. In December of 2013, I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer. I had my thyroid removed in January of 2014 and a radioactive iodine treatment in March of 2014. So far, so good. In spite of having an elevated tumor marker, I had clear CT scans (yay!) at the end of May 2014 and a clear nuclear whole body scan in March of 2015. I blog about my thyroid cancer experience and post low iodine recipes on my other blog, On a Butterfly’s Wings.
I’ve been blogging for a while now. I started a food blog called “Sustenance” at another site in 2003. Changes at that site in 2010 forced me elsewhere. I moved my entire blog over to WordPress and have continued to add new recipes. The photos in my older posts are kind of terrible (at the time I had a 4 mega pixels digital camera that I bought at a garage sale for $10). I’m currently using my a $79 16 mega pixels Canon Power Shot. It’s okay for a point and shoot. I also use my iPhone to take photos. I’m hoping to continue to improve my photography skills and to get a decent camera one day. I cook every day and blog when I can. I am looking forward to continuing my food blog for many years.
I would love to know what you think about my blog or recipes. Please leave a comment, especially if you try one of the featured recipes.