Kids! Kids! Kids!
Our first two Chillies are twins, baby boy and baby girl, we probably should of stopped, but God I’m glad we didn’t …and produced one more beautiful girl and last but certainly not least a cute rambunctious boy!
I have the most amazing kids, beautiful inside and out and they ALMOST give me no trouble. I’m sure my mom is thinking “where is Karma when you need it?!” They are great; they keep our lives pretty square, but we weren’t always that way…..
I married the first man I met in college, maybe second…but who’s counting? We met and nearly a year later, we were married in Vegas. Yes we eloped. I could talk about my man all day but I’ll spare you and just say he is the best part of my life!
Major Food Allergies won’t stop me
According to a string of allergy test I am allergic to almost everything…but I don’t let that stop me from enjoying my food. There are certain foods I won’t go near and others I can somewhat tolerate. If you or someone you know has food allergies, and you need help preparing allergy free meals, shoot me an email or comment below. I am pretty handy at creating recipes; finding alternatives for allergens.
You can read about my allergies here, plus there’s a pretty good grain free recipe to boot.
I Love the Lord
My faith means the world to me and I feel, hear, and talk to my living God all day ( I’m not crazy) I just know he is real, and if I could just show you a little bit of how amazing he is, I know that I have done something decent in my life.
I’m no Boyardee…..
I’m not a trained chef…just trained in the hard knock life of home cooking. It took a few food poisonings, Some Crispy Golden Fried on the outside and bloody red on the inside chicken, and the occasional grease fire to get to where I am now! My skills have come with trials and kitchen tribulations but now I’m such a pro that my eyes are measuring cups which leads me to my next point……
I rarely use measuring cups in my normal cooking life…but…..For You I Will….. every recipe I post has been measured to the T, then done over for accuracy! That still doesn’t mean I can guarantee everything will go great! Your circumstances may be different. I.E. climate, ovens, method, etc. If something is not coming out the way you expected let me know in the comment section I will try to remedy whatever is going on. I really just want to get you cookin’ and trying new things, for me that is number one to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making your own food and knowing where it came from.
Inspired by the past
I love SOUL Food…I am a southern Food Queen and that is my major inspiration, and some have demonized soul food as unhealthy and bad for you and maybe there is some truth to that today….but don’t get it twisted, most of the traditional food and dishes of the South are healthy… I know that notion goes against what we see, but most of the food and dishes I grew up eating at my Gmas consisted of a plethora of garden veggies, various legumes, and desserts reserved for special occasions only. Which is why despite all the indulgent recipes you will see here…….
*UPDATE* No change here just wanted to let you know I still LOVE and enjoy delicious soul food despite my diet changes.
I’m a healthy weight
When it comes to my diet I am not counting calories, I don’t’ keep a journal, nor do I pig out to my heart’s content….and trust me my heart would be content with that, but I take an “everything in moderation” approach to food and life. I do a bit of exercise if time and schedule permit. I also make sure I get tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. I dabble in some at home yoga. It also helps that I have a big family around who are more than willing to help me try out all the recipes I come up with.
*UPDATE* I lost over 30lbs by the time I was a few months into a Paleo lifestyle. I thought I was a healthy weight but actually I was a little heavier.
My real job
I have a Bachelor degree in Urban Planning and am a huge proponent and advocate of New Urbanism, and am obsessed with learning of new places and developments; which are implementing these key principles. While that is my professional passion, my life’s passion is food! You will also catch me blogging about small space city living; utilizing every inch of space, and design.
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