A bit about me...

In case you are wondering a little more about the girl behind Nourishing Matters, here are a few tidbits.

1. I moved to Philadelphia in 2010 and before then, I lived in North Carolina for school, Connecticut for work, New Hampshire for college, Massachusetts for high school, North Carolina for most of growing up, and I was born in Ohio.

2. I have 2 sisters- one older and one younger and a younger brother.

3. I recently received my yoga teaching certification after having a personal practice for about 8 years. Let me know if you want a private lesson:)

4. I worked at Whole Foods as a cashier for the better part of a year after college, and I still miss the employee discount.

5. I have an undergraduate degree in Romance Languages- Spanish and Italian more specifically.

6. I once bicycled from Portsmouth, NH to Vancouver, Canada with thirty other people to raise money and awareness for affordable housing.

7. My favorite meal is breakfast.

8. I once was a semi-finalist in the National Beef Cook-Off for my English Muffin Cheeseburger Pizzas.

9. President Ronald Reagan once said, "You can tell a lot about a fellow by his way of eating jelly beans." Well, I eat mine one at a time, eating them in order from least favorite to very favorite. From what I gather, that means I am pretty particular, I am pretty patient, and that I like to appreciate things, or at least foods, in their simplest, most true form.

10. I have no formal culinary training, but I have worked in restaurants throughout high school and college. I also taught culinary classes and cheese tasting courses to fellow undergraduates in college. On my first day on the job as the interim pasty chef at a restaurant, I accidentally put salt into the molten chocolate cakes instead of sugar. I still do not do a lot of baking.

(top photo by Grace Dickinson)