Hello and a big welcome to our first post on Recipe This.
I wanted to dive straight in with a recipe but then I thought that I would share with you where my interests in food began and why Recipe This has been born.
I am a food addict and I am happy to share that. I just LOOOOOOVE my food. And thankfully Dominic feels the same way too.
Actually when I met Dominic he was a chef and my kitchen skill set was either a cheese sauce with vegetables or a cheese sauce with pasta. I suppose you could say I was a bit like a bloke where the only meal they can cook to impress their girlfriend is a Spaghetti Bolognese.
I could do a few other things but I could probably still count them all on one hand and as a young woman this was terrible.
My mum even commented (before I met Dominic) that she had given up on teaching me and that I better marry a chef. Though, I always felt that she nagged me too much so I never wanted to learn with her.
But I started watching cookery programmes on television, followed recipe magazines, Dominic taught me some excellent recipes and I became a self taught food enthusiast.
But at the same time I would still be eating processed food the majority of the week and over time I had a huge weight gain. Now after losing the majority of it my focus is very much on a healthy lifestyle both for us as parents and for our children.
But processed foods have always been there. I remember growing up in the 80’s and 90’s and that was all that kids ate. Parents would feed the kids when they came home from school and then feed themselves later. It would always involve a can of something or another. I remember cans of meatballs, macaroni cheese and even spaghetti hoops in tomato sauce.
We used to ring up for a takeaway most nights (when we lived in England) and half an hour later it would arrive. I would often have a burger, chips and garlic bread. And what struck me many years later, was that in that same wait time we could have made it ourselves and would then know exactly what was in it!
That’s when we said we would never do “takeaway” again. We now love using natural fresh ingredients to make tasty family dishes.
We also appreciate that compared to the old days of our great grandparents that busy lives have changed things. That is why I love my kitchen gadgets. They play the perfect role in home cooking without the hassle.
I would be lost without my soup machine, air fryer, slow cooker, steamer, cast iron dish, food processor and even my fondue.
This blog post (we hope) will be the first of many and we look forward to sharing our recipe journey with you.
Here is to delicious home family cooking!