In the 8th grade I tried to make Jello-O. That bowl sat in the fridge for a week before I came to the conclusion that it was never going to move past the liquid phase- it was never going to jiggle.
In high school I tried boil some eggs. I forgot about them, left the house with some friends, and came home to burnt eggs hanging off the ceiling.
How ironic that now I have a food blog. And people pay me money to develop recipes for them. I am pretty sure my parental units are not sure what to make of this.
I find inspirations in food from my travels. I love to sign up for half marathons all over the country and while visiting the city, seek out delicious veggie-based dishes at its most unique restaurants. I spend a great deal of time in the kitchen trying to recreate these foodie finds at home.
Pre- food blog life, I was a dancer at Walt Disney World and learned a lot about keeping myself healthy and fit.
After my dancing career ended, I traveled for years as a Flight Attendant, often eating at airports and barely ever stepping into my own kitchen. I was living on fast food and airline chicken (or steak).
Today I have begun to venture into the world of food competitions- from competing at the World Food Championships to baking on a Cupcake Wars event, I am stepping out of my comfort zone.
Most of my recipes are Vegetarian and/or Vegan. I use as little salt, sugar and cheese as possible. While I prefer Brussels Sprouts and other veggies to sweets, I have never turned my back on a delicious chocolate chip cookie. Seriously, cookies should be banned from this country. For my sake.
But my love for chocolate chip cookies has me trying to keep fit. I am an ambassador to many racing events including the Rock’n’Roll Marathon series, the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and the Asheville Marathon at the Biltmore Estates. However, I am not a strong runner- I do it for not only for the excercise but for the challenge and camaraderie.
So grab a coffee with a cookie and enjoy Beauty and the Beets. Thank you for stopping by!