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Hi. I'm Amanda and I wanted to formally introduce myself. Sure, you can take a loot at my About Me page, but that's so generic and impersonal and just not as fun. This will be short and sweet, I promise.
As I said before, my name is Amanda. I have a toddler and am in a kind of long distance relationship with her father who lives in London. By the way, did I mention I used to live in London? I went there for university and lived there for a couple years after until they
kicked me out my visa expired. Her father and I weren't into the idea of marrying just because we were pregnant and wanted to do it when we were ready. It makes things more complicated, but apparently that's what I like.
I've been an on and off blogger for years, but only because serious about it for about a year now. I've been writing online content since 2010 for a lot of different companies - you've probably read some of my stuff and didn't even realize it! Some of the work that isn't ghostwritten and attributed to me appear on eHow, Bounty Paper Towels, wiseGEEK, Kudzu and Daily Glow as well as a few other websites. I don't really do that kind of work now (just don't have the time), but I miss it!
For years I've considered starting a food blog, but I have a habit of starting projects and never going through with them. My other blog, Subscription Maven, helps keep me disciplined because I am constantly reminded of my blog and needing to write posts daily due to this blog's nature. After doing that for a while, I finally realized that I could no longer avoid my dream of having a place to share my recipes with others. I even started sharing subscription box recipes on Subscription Maven.
It wasn't until college that I
was forced into became deeply interested in cooking for myself. One of my roommates was a great cook and she inspired me. When I met Vlad, who is a trained chef... well, he really started to get me on the path of cooking and before I knew it, I was making my own bread and trying all sorts of complicated recipes. After that, I was hooked and loved experimenting with my food creations.
Cooking became especially important when I had Natushka. I wanted her to only have the best, so I started making my own baby food and finding delicious ways to cook vegetables. Most of the food on this blog will be decadent and the calories would probably shock you, but I will do my best to include as many healthy recipes as I can too!
I am always looking for inspiration and suggestions. I usually go to other bloggers and friends for ideas on my next recipe, but I would love to get feedback on food you want to see on the blog.
If you made it this far, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I love that you are doing this blog for you. Isn't it funny how what we really want to do keeps nagging at us until we actually do it? I can't wait to check out your recipes! #sitsblogging
Lynda @MommyPowers says
Omg! You rock! I'm lovin' all this foodie goodness! #SITSBlogging
Allegra Sinclair says
OMG, your recipes/pictures are works of art! I would love to see a recipe that included chocolate and bacon as those are two of my favorite things! I'll be stopping by again, not just from #SITSBlogging.
mmmm... brownies:) We like you already! Thanks for sharing- it is always interesting to see how bloggers got to be online and what makes them tick. Makes the rest of the content so much richer!
I started drooling as soon as I landed on your page! lol All your recipes look amazing. Do you have your baby food recipes listed somewhere on here as well? If so, I'd love to pin them for future use! My husband and I would like to have a baby in the near future and one thing I'm set on is making our own baby food 🙂
By the way, my dream is to eat carbs without gaining weight as well. That'd be my version of heaven haha
No, I don't have baby food recipe on here - yet! I will definitely post some though. I got really creative with my veggie and fruit combinations with my baby which got me a lot of weird looks from people, but I think the end result was good because she loves her veggies now!
What a wonderful site you have! I like your writing style! Stopping from SITS!
I made my own baby food for my son. I think that is why he likes food I make from scratch now. Stopping from SITS.