What a better way to start a blog than a "getting to know you" post. Remember the first day of school when you were a kid and had to everyone had stand up to state their name, favorite color, and something 'fun' about themselves? I used to hate doing that. Well, times change and I've gotten a little less shy so, here goes.
My name is Kat
My favorite color is pink
and I AM SO EXCITED TO START A BLOG WITH MY BEST FRIEND JENNA!!
Whew. Glad that's over. In case that wasn't enough...here's a bit more. I live in New York City, work in a art gallery, and my real passion is FOOD. Anything that has to do with food. Recently, I've given my diet a makeover. I realized that feeling my best is worth ALOT so, I've sworn off processed foods and have began eating as healthily as possible. This means cooking almost everything I eat and, living in this city, that's pretty much unheard of. I have a lot of people ask me how I do it; cooking my own healthy food within a budget.
Enter this blog.
I'm hoping to show how it's possible (and delicious!)...because where I come from, seeing is believing.
Ok. Let's just jump into it. Now, I know this is not the best place to start, since I just said that I barely eat out, but I need to get this off my chest, so here goes. If I do eat outside of my own kitchen, you can usually find me here; I give you the Hummus Place!
There are four branches spread around the city, but I've only eaten at the one in the West Village. It's a little hole in the wall with only about eight tables, but the service is pretty fast (probably since they have a small menu), so you never have to wait for a table very long, if at all.
You have the choice of hummus topped one of 5 ways as well as a handful of sides and appetizers.
My standard choice is Hummus Fava. It's a combination of hummus (obvi) fava beans, a hard-boiled egg, tahini, some green goop, olive oil, and paprika; served warm with fresh just-out-of-the-oven whole wheat pita. What could be better for $5 a plate? Not. Much.
And this is the rest of the table (note to self: work on food photography skills)
I am drooling over these pictures. This is the best hummus that I've ever had. I dream about this hummus. Seriously.
There you go. Keeping it simple with this first post (i am a bloggie virgin after all!).