Hellooo! My name is Alissa and I have a passion for feeding people good food. I want to bring back good ol’ fashion home cooking to the kitchen table.
My husband and I are Oklahoma transplants living in Kansas City. I work as an Environmental Engineer, but my passions include running, eating, and cooking for others. Coming from the land of deep-fried-microwavin lovin’, I am trying to rediscover “from scratch” cooking. I believe in quality local produce rather than quantity.
Thankfully, my amazing husband loves (or at least tolerates) my obsession with food and eating healthy. There is nothing sweeter to me than a full meal made from homegrown food. Unfortunately, my thumbs are NOT green and I have to rely on the amazing work of other local urban gardeners. I am also thankful that I live in a great city that has a wealth of resources for local and organic food. I am a member of a local community supported agriculture (CSA) that supplements my vegetable supply and provides local meat, eggs, cheese, and milk! Mmmmmmm.
Although I do not subscribe to a specific type of cooking, I personally feel best when I eat “whole foods”. I have recently eliminated gluten from my diet in an attempt to holistically and naturally treat certain symptoms that I have. It’s a new world out there but I enjoy it. My husband eats a paleo diet (grain / dairy / sugar / legume free). His diet has definitely increased our meat intake, which is odd for me since I was a vegetarian for years. My experiments in the kitchen include cooking vegan, vegetarian, paleo, primal, gluten-free….the list goes on. I hope you will get as much enjoyment and inspiration as I do from simple recipes and experiments with new ingredients.
Please hang around, read up, and get cozy!