Monday, July 29, 2013

learning to cook clean for two...

So here it goes... my very first blog post.  This is all a little new and scary to me.  I've spent the last two years reading my mom's incredibly well-written and witty blog posts thinking to myself, "Hey! I should do that!" but never having the guts to get a blog going myself.  I never had anything I really wanted to throw myself into and was scared to put myself out there for everyone to see and judge, but that's all about to change.  Seeing as I'm now a "lady of leisure" during the summer (no, I don't sit around and eat bon-bons all day, that would kind of go against the premise of this blog... but since I'm a high school teacher I DO have more free time this part of the year) I figured, why not! So here it goes...

I love cooking. Let me repeat myself... I LOVE COOKING.  Even during the times of my life when I've unfortunately dieted in unhealthy ways, I've always loved the activity and process of cooking.  Let's add to that... I love cooking healthy food for myself and others.  I eat more now than I ever have, but I fill my plate (mostly) with clean, healthy foods.  One little problem with that: my fiancé loves decidedly unhealthy food.  If it were up to him he would eat cups of cheese, pizza, and burgers at every meal.  Oh, and bacon... lots of bacon.

Right now that's fine, we live in separate apartments (old fashioned, I know... but I've held out for 6 years, I can wait to live together until next July).  The way I see it, when we do move in together I have a few options. Option #1: I start eating like him, not gonna happen.  I enjoy eating healthy and would prefer not to put on a bunch of post-wedding weight.  Option #2: I cook two separate meals for the rest of my life, also not gonna happen.  Although I am currently a lady of leisure I do work as a full-time teacher and I coach swimming during the school year.  So that leaves option #3: I somehow get my fiancé to eat like me.  Easier said than done, but I hope to use this blog as a test kitchen.  By the time I get married next July I hope to create an arsenal of clean, healthy recipes we both approve of, and I think the fiancé is quietly excited to be my tester.  Hopefully other people who read this will enjoy the food I love creating as much as I do.

One last thing... do I always eat clean and healthy?  Well, the empty Orange Leaf container and red wine bottle in the trash can from this weekend will tell you that I don't.  I like wine too much.  I like chocolate too much.  I like going out with my friends and having a good time too much.  But if there's one thing I've learned it's all things in moderation.  Well, maybe not wine in moderation...


  1. Can wait to see where this blog takes you...I see lots of possibilities :)

  2. Excited to read as you create - I could use a good (moderate) kick in the food prep butt! My daughter got married in Oct of 2011 - so I've loved keeping up with your mom as you get started with all your planning and dreaming! Faithfully following!

  3. Kylene, this is fabulous! I look forward to seeing more.

  4. Kylene, this is fabulous! I look forward to seeing more.