I thought it was time to update the about me section as it has been almost 3 years since I wrote it, and lots have changed since I initially started it.
I’m a 33 year old Mum with one child + a new baby on its way, ohhh.. and the husband with a demanding job.
Purpose of the Blog
When I moved over in 2005 I barely could cook pasta. When I started to write this blog 3 years ago, I mainly wanted to show recipes and what I cooked. But now my main aim of this Blog is to write down the recipes I make, try and cost them and to focus on food waste and budgeting in our household.
Over the last 3 years I have also become slightly obsessed with food waste. I think it is down to different programmes I have watched such as BBCs programme Hugh’s War on Waste and other tv programmes and newspaper articles that focussed on this.
“Statistics from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) show household food waste in the UK increased 4.4 per cent between 2012 and 2015, …… That brings the amount of food sent to landfill in 2015 to 7.3 million tonnes, costing UK families £700 per year”. source – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/how-the-uks-household-food-waste-problem-is-getting-worse-a7520171.html
How can we in a developed society like the UK allow to throw out so much food, when still we got families that barely can afford to feed their kids…
Also, there are so many ways we can avoid waste if we are just a bit creative in the kitchen!
The Wife (Me) -So as mentioned in the beginning of this post, I’m 33 and a busy mum. I came over from Denmark back in 2005 with the goal of changing my life and wow it has changed. I’m dyslexic, so I do aske you guys to bare with me, as at times this will show in my writing.
I normally work full time at Transport for London, this is when I’m not busy being a mum and wife.
I love cooking, I love cookbooks and I hate waste and being in debt, which, luckily, I have now managed to get out off!
Baby “Blip” was born June 2014, he will now be known as Toddler “Blip” on my blog! He is a happy 3 year old boy/toddler.. not too keen on trying new foods though, but I believe this is mainly due to me having struggled with Hyperemisis Gravidarum for the last 6 months…A pregnancy complication that means I have been very sick, throwing up constantly and loads of hospital admissions.. Hence, Toddler “Blip” has been allowed to eat a lot of whatever you want, food when I have been at my worst… I’m hoping that when the new addition arrives in August, we can change this!
The Husband – He has since we had Toddler “Blip” in 2014 got a much more demanding job. Which has positive and negative side effects on the family life.. Especially, as he works long hours and travels a lot, sometimes on very short notice. This, can make things like budgeting and meal planning almost impossible!. On top of that he has been doing a low carb diet for the last few months. However, we try and do compromises, making low carb meals, where I can easily add carbs for me, Toddler “Blip” and the Baby I’m growing.