Thursday, April 30, 2009

About Me

Thanks for joining me on my quest to eat great food on a budget. I thought I'd take a moment and share a bit about me and my cooking/eating style.

I grew up in a family who loved to eat - a little too much. Health was not high on the list of ideals, and how to accomplish that with food was a foreign concept. My dad had Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It was early on in learning how to treat diabetes, and manage blood sugars. With what I know now, it breaks my heart that we didn't know better/do better than. So I'm trying to apply what I know, but habits are hard to break. Everyday is a new step in the adventure.

I'm a texture eater. If I don't like the feeling in my mouth, the taste doesn't matter. Top problem - slimy textures. Worst offenders - meat. Can't handle meatloaf, cold meats, rare beef, canned meat, and ESPECIALLY hot dogs - pretty much anything processed.

I love a variety of foods, but Mexican and Italian are definitely at the top of the list. Chinese and classic American aren't far behind. Since money is tight, we don't eat out a lot anymore, so I'm learning to make my favorites. Italian and Mexican - not so hard. The last round of egg rolls - disgusting!

I could live on carbs alone (okay, mostly, with they ocassional chicken breast or steak). Pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, bread, fruits, bread, desserts, and did I mention bread?

I started experimenting more in the kitchen when my oldest was diagnosed with food allergies and needed to make most things from scratch. Wish I had the time to have a whole food diet.

I'm excited about my garden this summer and wait to see what I can do with it all. Eating, cooking, baking, freezing, canning, drying, giving...

Enough about me. If you could pick your all-time favorite meal, the one you would request for your last meal, what would it be?


  1. I'm so glad that you're doing this blog! I LOVE new recipes! Keep up the good work! My favorite meal?!?! It depends on my mood...there's too many good things out there to pick from : )

  2. Prime Rib!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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