Me on a plate: I live to eat, not eat to live. Lemon is my salt. I started cooking at age 6 and have been a lover of all things food (well I do have a few food-quirks) as long as I can remember. I also happen to work in the culinary industry as the Marketing & Promotions Director for a NYC Restaurant Group. While I have help from my awesome chef friends, I really consider myself a home cook. I’ll recipe browse for inspiration (and technique direction) but I make every recipe my own. I’ll classify my food with the following adjectives: fresh, local, delicious, healthy.
I can eat (nearly) anything with: Lemons, Rao’s Marinara, Ponzu Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar. Anyone who knows me, knows these obsessions.
I don’t eat: 95% of cheeses (I know), fresh mint, black licorice.
I would say 90% of the time my recipes are healthy (as I’m always on a diet & the WW points system is permanently engrained in my head). But I really believe that you don’t need to sacrifice flavor to make something healthy. Holidays and dinner parties (the 10%) are when I have fun with butter, and frying, and never-ending-carbs.
Me as a food blogger: So why a blog? I’m always posting photos of my food, and occasionally, friends ask for the recipe. But there in lies the rub. I don’t follow recipes (see above). So my purpose here is to share my creations as best as I can, but written for those who already have a feel for the kitchen – so when I say mix mayo & siriracha (for spicy mayo) – I don’t really have measurements, so good luck! BUT if you have any questions, please call or email me.
I am not a professional food or recipe writer, nor am I pretending to be. I write in the same voice as I talk. (And I love to use curved brackets). Lastly, I would never be a good spelling or grammar teacher, and I’m OK with that. I hope you are too!
Enjoy my food!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!
Absolutely amazing blog and what gorgeous photos. I’m def going to try the chicken kebabs and Thai scallops. Congrats! What a great job.