It is probably a given, since this is a food blog, but I love food! I have my Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science, and am happy to be blogging on a topic I care about and have studied.
Besides cooking and eating, I also spend a good amount of my free time training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). This is a ground based martial art that I got hooked on when I moved out to Southern California and joined the Checkmat team. Check out this BJJ Heroes post to learn a little more about jiu jitsu and the women in the sport. Due to my training schedule my weekday cooking time is often fairly late. I work 8-5 and then train from 7-9. I cook after I have gotten home and gotten clean, so you can see why many of these dinners are quick and simple to prepare.
I cook for myself and my boyfriend Jason. My goal is to cook enough for both of us to enjoy dinner, and have a little something left over for lunch or snack the next day. I would say all of my recipes are fairly easy to double or triple depending on how many people you are cooking for.
We don’t follow any specific dietary guidelines or restrictions. Some meals will be high in fat, some low, some may be carbohydrate heavy and some lite, some will be vegetarian and some, without intention, may follow a specific diet like Paleo.
I personally prioritize eating high nutrient value food over cutting out less healthy food, because if you tell me I can’t have pizza or an ice cream cookie sandwich those are going to be the only things I want to eat. With all that being said, I know there are a lot of people out there who do follow specific dietary guidelines so I always include basic nutrition information at the end of my posts.
The nutrition information I post is based off of entering the meals ingredients into the USDA Super Tracker and generating a nutrients report for the meal.