When Bradley and I first starting chatting (I was living in NYC and he was in Edmonton) we bonded over fitness and food prep. These have continued to be a big part of our life now that we live together.
Food prep in NY was interesting. My kitchen was the size of my closet now and I had about a square foot of counter space. I would put a large cutting board on my coffee table in my living room, sit on the floor, and chop veggies while watching TV. Bradley’s sister and I were recently talking about blogging and she joked that instead of writing about cooking in a small NY apartment like Smitten Kitchen – https://smittenkitchen.com/ (one of my favorite food bloggers), I could write about cooking in my spacious suburban kitchen. All jokes aside, having space to cook has been an amazing luxury and I am excited to keep cooking with my handsome (sometimes obstinate) sous chef.
Each weekend we prep lunches and dinners for the following week. By the time we get home from work and the gym it is after 7:00pm and we are tired and hangry. Having meals prepped is a huge time saver and gives us something healthy and fulfilling to eat. When we are short on time on weekends, food prep consists of baking a pan of chicken breasts and roasting some vegetables, however, when we have more time we enjoy cooking together and trying new things. I have a tendency to use what we have available and just throw things into the pot without following a recipe or paying attention. This is part of the fun of cooking, but when something turns out really well I have no idea what I did. So, I am going to start jotting down what I do and will share some of our creations here. In addition to food prep, I hope to dig into my numerous and largely unused cookbooks and try some new recipes.