As of publishing today, my spouse is the only person who knows me as a closet food blog reader. I have religiously perused dozens of food blogs (or more) daily for the past several years. While I’d like to say that I’m joining in the altruistic exchange of ideas, I expect to float in blogosphere anonymity so my primary goal in blogging is to preserve my recipes (and, therefore, food memories) for my family. In a lazy sort of way, this blog is my rolodex – because saving recipe cards in my own email account (yes, I send myself emails with recipes) is just getting a bit too messy.
Rice Kernel is named for my little boy. (He was the mere size of one when we first met.) Without Rice Kernel there would be no blog. I’d be behind a desk. Employee #400 in a corporate law firm. I’d be eating from a dinner service that is provided free of charge when employees stay after 8 p.m. And my husband, whom I’ll refer to as FHE for now, would be fending for himself. So this blog exists because of Rice Kernel… as much as it is for Rice Kernel.
I’m entirely self-taught. (Truthfully, my husband “taught” me to cook after college – but that’s a story for another time.) And I love food – in particular, the satisfaction of a wholesome, homemade meal. My cooking style or inclinations? Completely open. I cook what my family enjoys – or whatever they can tolerate. You may notice plenty of sweet indulgences (I have a rotten sweet tooth), but I try to keep our recipes healthy and cook seasonally as much as possible. To that end, I’ve challenged myself to feed my family a rainbow a day.
Have you heard of the “rainbow diet?” It’s not an actual diet – life’s too short for those. Instead, it refers to choosing fruits and vegetables of every color in the rainbow. Not only is it aethetically pleasing, your body will receive the nutrients and disease-fighting substances it needs. That’s because each different color group has a unique set of health properties. All you need to do each day is eat the rainbow. And, yes, chocolate brown definitely has a spot in our rainbow. Click here if you want to learn more.
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