About Me

What can I say?

I’m not a professional chef (although I’ve worked in several commercial kitchens).

I’m not a super-mommy homemaker (mad props to all of you out there, it’s hard enough just taking care of myself).

I’m not a financial expert (I just happen to be obsessed with numbers).

I like to cook because it’s the perfect combination of my two favorite subjects: art and science. (I’m a former microbiologist and have degrees in both Clinical Laboratory Science and Nutritional Science from Louisiana State University.)

There are two things that I will readily admit to: I am broke and I love to eat.

I’m not “cheap” because I do appreciate quality; I just like to be able to have my cake, eat it, AND pay my bills on time.

In short, I don’t believe that eating for pennies a day has to mean eating Ramen Noodles 100 different ways. I created this blog in 2009 in response to my own financial crisis, and to document my attempts to cook delicious and (mostly) nutritious food on a small budget. I hope to give confidence to new cooks and help inspire people to learn how to cook and reduce their dependence on the prepared food industry.

 

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