Monday, June 1, 2009

Kat: Dr. Ruth Meets Julia Child

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

Whew. Glad that's over. In case that wasn't'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!).


  1. Saw your comment on N Her Shoes and clicked over. I'm in NYC as well! Looking forward to reading more from you two!

  2. I'm so glad to hear that you live in the city too! I feel like a bit of a loner up hear because most of my favorite food bloggers live in the south. Thanks for the comment...look for a new post soon!