WELCOME TO MY TINY KITCHEN
Hello everyone! I’m Sara, and welcome to my tiny kitchen! Not literally of course - not because I wouldn’t love to have your company, but because two people cannot comfortably fit in my kitchen.
These days I love to cook. I collect cookbooks obsessively, I spend hours making lists of recipes that I want to try, and I’m always thinking of my next meal, even if I happen to be currently eating one. But I wasn’t always this way. My journey to love food and cooking was a long one, starting in my mid to late 20’s when my husband (then boyfriend) told me he was tired of eating spaghetti and tacos every night for dinner. I had no idea what to do. At that point I had been cooking to varying levels of success on and off for several years, but I had no clue how to meal plan, I was terrified to stray from recipes, and I wasn’t overly fond of just how long everything seemed to take in the kitchen.
But I wanted to improve, and I actually started a blog way back then to document my adventures. Although the blog was short-lived and the pictures were truly horrifying, it actually worked and over time I developed a deep and abiding love for cooking and baking.
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
The thing I sometimes still struggle with to this day though, is the thing that I think a LOT of people struggle with. The struggle isn’t “what’s for dinner” – there are a million and one recipes out there – there’s always something to make for dinner. But putting together a workable meal plan for a week, that’s a different story. You have to plan, keeping in mind that you have a late meeting on Tuesday and drinks with friends planned for Thursday, but you bought all of these vegetables and now they’re just sitting in your fridge slowly going bad, and you cant deal with the guilt of it anymore so you just chuck the whole lot and order a pizza….this has been me too many nights to count. I bet it’s been you, too.
My goal here at Sara’s Tiny Kitchen is to provide you with a well of recipes to go to that take anywhere from 30-60 minutes to prepare; perfect for when you’ve worked all day, fought with traffic, and just want a meal that doesn’t require imported salt or fancy mushrooms or some sort of anchovies sourced from the north of Spain (although I hear they’re delicious and totally worth the money).
HELP ME HELP YOU
I’d like to help you figure out how to plan your meals to actually use up all of the ingredients you buy rather than tossing half of them. I want to make it easy for you to find meals that fit your time constraints that are also delicious and reasonably healthy. I know what it’s like to struggle with cooking and finding your groove in the kitchen, and I’d love to help you get to a place where you enjoy cooking as much as I do.
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Best Wishes and Warmest Regards!