Oh, where to start?
This is my second shot at the “about me” section. Having this strange fear of throwing my personal life out on the web, I originally filled this space with a few sarcastic paragraphs chock full of vague pronouns and “we”s, instead of “I”s.
I think I’m past it now. My name is Casey, I’m a graduate student at the University of Florida. I have a very small kitchen that I share with my wife/best friend and dog. I like cooking, but am by no means an expert. I don’t like recipes that require me to have an industrial kitchen at my disposal, or recipes that require me to trek all over town to collect the ingredients.
I’m busy, and I want to be able to make good, healthy, interesting meals from stuff that I buy regularly.
My goal is simple – provide you with easy veggie recipes that even the most culinary-challenged among us could pull off. Some recipes will be my originals, others will be adaptations of recipes from friends and fellow bloggers, and still others will be (hopefully) submitted by readers and reviewed here for your enjoyment.
There are three basic criteria for recipes on this blog. First, it’s got to be vegetarian or vegan. Second, it’s got to be simple and tasty. Third, it can involve no more than one pot and one pan (because that’s all I have).
With that all being said, this isn’t just about cooking. Food is more than food, if you will. It’s culture, it’s nutrition, it’s political, it’s ethical – it is, for better or worse, a large part of how be define ourselves. Food has meaning, at least to us. Recipes can be memories and they can be protests. The point is, these auxiliary notions won’t be lost here. If you want to share a recipe – go for it, but tell me why. Reminds you of momma’s cookin’? Sticks it to the subsidized corn industry? I want to hear it.
So join me, and please comment. If a recipe sounds good, tell me, if it sounds gross, tell me. I’m all ears.