Welcome to my about me page! My name is Emily, and I am a lover of all things food, movies, books, crafts, and of course, cats.
That’s me and a huge spoonful of raw cookie dough. Yep, I know it’s bad for me. Yep, I know I could contract a horrible disease. Yep, my mom always told me not to eat it. But hey, I guess I’m a risk taker. I’m pretty sure my immune system has been built up so much over the years that raw cookie dough poses no risk to me any longer. *knock on wood*
I live with my boyfriend, Ron, and our pets. One dog (Doodle McWiggles), and two cats (Voltron and Diana).
I love vegetables- artichokes, Brussels sprouts, asparagus peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cauliflower, avocado…. I love them all. The only that ones I’m not too keen on are lima beans (maybe I just haven’t had them in an awesome recipe- I’ll give them another chance), and also canned peas and corn. I like veggies more than fruit- I like fruit fine and all, but I crave veggies. If I lived alone, that would be all I would eat for days at a time.
I love spicy food- seriously spicy food. I add some kind of spice to most of my meals, because I like it that way. I have a seriously spicy chicken and hot cherry pepper recipe that I’ll share with you sometime- it uses a whole jar of cherry peppers, and some of the brine, and recently my boyfriend asked me to tone it down a notch because it does wreak havoc on your stomach the next day, but it is oh so delicious.
I love ethnic food- I lean toward Mexican, Indian, and Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc.) types of food, but I love to explore different types of cuisine, and I’m always interested in learning about different cultures and food traditions.
I have no real dislikes- other than liver and other internal organs- but to be honest I’ve never tried things like kidneys or hearts and stuff. Maybe I’ll be brave someday and try these. I used to dislike sausage, but that aversion has passed, and now I love it. (Except I am still scared of blood sausage).
I hope you enjoy perusing this site! My goal is to share food that I’ve made, loved, and hopefully inspire you to get in the kitchen and do some cooking!