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 travel, I will go anywhere! My favorite part of visiting a new city, is seeking 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. Prior to having neck surgery in 2017, I was an ambassador to the Rock’n’Roll Marathon series, the Philadelphia Love Run, and the Publix Savannah Womens Half Marathon. Now, with my running days behind me, I am venturing out into new fitness activities like pilates, water aerobics, and weight lifting. I think I want to try belly dancing too. And rock climbing. I used to love going to the rock climbing gym back in my Philly days.
So grab a coffee and a plate of cookies and enjoy Beauty and the Beets. Thank you for stopping by!