Hi! My name is Carly and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my boyfriend Matt and our precious (spoiled) little dog named Ozzie. I grew up around my mother, my sister, my 5 aunts, and my grandmother who all share the passion of cooking. Lots of women, I know! I never realized how much I enjoyed cooking until I realized how much other people found it a chore.
I wanted to turn my passion of cooking into a hobby so I started this food blog in 2013 as an outlet from my 8-5 job. I love creating new recipes, spicing up old ones, and eating foods that make me feel good about myself.
My recipes are meant to be shared around the table, hence the name of my food blog. One of my favorite quotes is: The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table. In fact, I have that quote printed and framed in my dining room. Growing up, we almost always sat around the dinner table as a family. Even now, Matt and I make it a habit to turn off the TV during dinner so that we can come together at the end of a long day.
My main goal for writing and eating these recipes are to make healthy ingredients taste hearty and delicious, in a sense “cozy”. I have lots of vegetarian dishes, meaty dishes (mainly thanks to my meat-loving boyfriend), and of course sweet treats. Although I make healthy meals most of the time, I believe there should always be room for a little indulgence.
The little things:
+ I love dark chocolate and have a little (or big) piece after dinner every day.
+ I love to travel and explore new foods.
+ I taught myself to enjoy the taste of mustard, so my next goal is…must like olives.
+ I have a glass of early grey tea every morning.