I am not Paleo. But I cook Paleo recipes from time to time.
I am not Primal. But I cook Primal recipes from time to time.
I am not gluten-free, sugar-free, grain-free, or dairy-free, though I do go through phases where I try to limit the amounts of these that I consume.
I am not a Vegetarian. I don’t like enough vegetables, but sometimes I do limit the amount of meat I eat.
I am not a Vegan. I like meat too much, but sometimes I do limit the amount of dairy I consume.
I am not a Pescatarian. I actually hate fish and seafood (disclaimer: you will find NO fish or seafood recipes on this blog).
I am not 100% anything (except sarcastic).
I think if I were to try and pigeon-hole myself into one single box, I would say that I subscribe to Clean Eating, with occasional (okay, plenty of) cheat meals. One of my favorite sayings is, “I workout so I can eat more.” Because seriously, duh. Maybe I could take that one step further and say, “I workout so I can eat slutty food.”
So my culinary point of view could basically be, “I eat as healthy as I can most of the time so that I can splurge some of the time.” I don’t want to live my life depriving myself of my favorite foods. But I also want to be healthy enough that I don’t have a heart attack before I turn 40. What you see on my Instagram feed is not how I eat every day. I don’t usually post pictures of my healthier eats because they’re not always slutty – but what I have been finding lately is that you can find the slutty in almost anything. ?
My #1 favorite food of all time is nachos. I’ve pretty much never been disappointed by any plate of nachos anywhere. The best nachos I’ve ever had in my life are the nachos at //Distrito//. The second best nachos I’ve ever had in my life are my own. I love cheeseburgers. I love French fries dipped in spicy mayo sauces. I LOVE Mexican food. Like so much that either there must be Mexican in my bloodline somewhere or I was Mexican in a past life. Pizza is pretty great too. And donuts are my biggest weakness. Oh, let’s not forget cheesesteaks. I live in a land where the cheesesteak is king, and I am forever on a mission to try them all and determine which is my favorite.
People have told me that when they listen to me talk about food, I make them hungry. They say my eyes light up with some kind of spark, and that I make them want to eat. My dorky excitement about food is contagious, and I love that. I’m the co-worker that comes in at 8am and says, “What’s for lunch today?” I am always thinking about food and what kind of deliciousness the day has in store for me.
So enjoy your visit here. I hope I make you want to eat!