Friday Feature: Key Ingredients

FridayFeatures3In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.

1. What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?

My name is Allie and my blog name is Key Ingredients. Key Ingredients represents the Key in my life that make me happy. Although I mostly blog about food I will occasionally write about some of my other passions such as family, fitness, books, and traveling.

2. What is your tagline and why?

Key Ingredients represents the things in my life that make me the happiest. Some of my favorite memories from childhood are represented by food, whether it be gardening with my grandmother and experiencing the burst of flavor from a freshly picked ripe tomato, or the feeling of comfort for my mom’s spaghetti and the aroma from the sauce as it simmers all day on the stove. To me, food is an expression of love and my childhood is a tapestry of memories around the table.

3. How would you describe your blogging style?

Although I mostly blog about food I will occasionally write about family, fitness, books and traveling. Most of the recipes you will find are healthy but I will occasionally throw in one that’s a bit more indulgent because life is all about balance. I love the challenge of attempting a new dish and recreating others, especially some of my childhood favorites, in order to make them healthier.

4. What is your healthy eating philosophy?

When it comes to healthy eating… You do you. Diets and lifestyle that work for some may not work for others and I think it’s important to find foods that nourish YOUR body

5. What’s one goal you’re working towards right now?

In the Fall I will be starting The Academy of Culinary Nutrition to become certified as a culinary nutrition expert. The program is designed to offer both practical, everyday, natural cooking skills as well as a deeper exploration into the therapeutic properties of the foods we eat and how we prepare them.

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