I grew up in a suburb of Richmond, VA and live about ten minutes away from that house now. I work in retail, which means I’m almost always working. When I’m not working, I love reading, being with loved ones, and of course cooking! I’ve always loved eating, and generally enjoyed cooking. Since moving out of my parents’ house several years ago, I’ve relied a lot on pasta and sandwiches. When I went in for my physical this year, my doctor told me I need to change how I’m eating. One of the best ways to change anything is to get involved, so I’m trying to cook more, and generally cook fairly healthy foods. I’ve been a vegetarian for about fifteen years and combining that with a need for inexpensive and often low-calorie foods can be a challenge. Bear with me though, and I think we’ll find some great eats along the way!