I love to cook, and I love to learn about food and how to use healthy, simple ingredients. I’m pretty obsessed with Chopped, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, well … just about any food competition show. Some of my friends have asked me to share my recipes for things like simple homemade taco seasonings and homemade alternatives to processed foods, so a blog seemed logical (one of those 4 in the morning decisions). I try to cook without using canned goods, processed foods, pre-packaged foods or convenience foods. My blog will include some recipes, some foundational basic cooking techniques, some observations about food, and well, whatever “foodishness” comes to mind.