This is an opportunity for me to push myself further into the cooking and baking realms than I have ever ventured before. When I previously worked as a retail dietitian, I loved helping our food service department and customers modify recipes or find substitutions to fit specific health needs. Since college, I have been intrigued by how ingredients and cooking methods can alter recipes - a lot or a little!
I am not a chef, nor have I had any chef training. I'm someone who enjoys cooking and doesn't mind messing things up in public. Everyone can learn from my mistakes! Because of this, I call myself a "cookatitian." I hail from a family of bakers and chefs - some professionally. It makes me feel very inadequate. After I have made and sampled each recipe I try, I will give it a rating of 1-5 stars. Below is the rating scale:
* (1 star) - baked garbage
** (2 stars) - meh
*** (3 stars) - edible
**** (4 stars) - I've impressed myself
***** (5 stars) - delicious award
In addition to regularly ruining recipes and making a fool of myself, I'll also try to post suggested grocery lists for various situations. As I'm starting this new adventure during a global pandemic, an emergency non-perishable list seems like an appropriate place to start.
When I'm not pretending I'm a professional, I enjoy spending time with my 10 year old doghter, Lola. She is small and fluffy and really wishes I would drop more food on the floor. She likes snacks and naps. She gets that from me. Lola and I live in a small rural town of just over 500 people. It's quiet with lots of open spaces, several different types of manure smell, and everyone knows your business. I absolutely love where I live, and in a time of quarantines and self isolation, this is the perfect place to be - friendly people who look out for you and plenty of space to be outside but not alone.
|Lola, Queen of Everything
As you read along, please leave comments or post reactions. If you have suggested recipes or would like to reach out to me, please email RecipesAreGuidelines@gmail.com. If you have a recipe you would like me to attempt, please provide a weblink to the original recipe. I want to provide credit to the people it belongs to.
Thanks for joining me on this adventure.