Hello Lovely readers,
I have to start this blog post with a confession. I’m addicted to food. Not in an unhealthy, I eat my feelings kind of way, but in a way where I find myself constantly talking about food, reading about it or cooking it. I never seem to understand those who are disinterested in food, for me, it’s life. However, this hasn’t always been the case.
Growing up in Australia, my parents, like most other Aussie parents, where a little obsessed with meat and three veg. Just writing those words makes me shudder. My mum was – and still is – a lover of overcooked, steamed veggies. I think the mushy broccoli was the worst of them all. I loved the occasional spaghetti Bolognese night, but in general, growing up, my interest in food was relatively low.
By the time I decided to move out of home, I was an over-righteous vegetarian. You know the real annoying type always trying to shame carnivores? Well, that was me. When I wasn’t shoving Peta videos down people’s throats, I discovered I actually liked cooking, and the challenge of creating vegetarian dishes was very rewarding. This phase lasted until I first visited France, then shamefully my vegetarianism went out the window along with pride.
France ignited in me a love of food, and this has steadily developed into a real obsession – how could it not when you’re surrounded by some of the world’s best produce! I love talking about food with French people because they speak with such passion. Everyone has an opinion, a secret recipe, or hints and tricks on how to prepare things. I’ve also been very lucky to have met other food bloggers from allover the world. My favourites being Alix and Hugo, who run a blog called A Hedgehog in the Kitchen. They are so inspiring. They both work full-time but manage to create delicious recipes and post amazing articles so regularly. I wish I had even a fraction of their dedication!
If often talk to people about what they cook for dinner. I think it tells you a lot about about a person, so today, I’m sharing with you all one of my favourite weeknight dinners, Pulled Pork Mexican Bowls. The pork is covered in a hot, smoky sauce and slow cooked for three hours. It’s then shredded and served with a quinoa salad, pickled radish, guacamole and cheesy corn. It’s a seriously delicious combo! I hope you like it as much as I do !