Chocolate & Vegetables is an ongoing project to document how my little household is managing in our goal to eat delicious, home-cooked, and (mostly) healthy food. With two busy schedules, keeping on top of things can be a challenge.
So who are you anyway?
I’m a science/engineering type making my home in the oh-so-idyllic Silicon Valley. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and experimenting in the kitchen–I frequently fantasized about dropping out of college to open a bakery or restaurant. I have no formal training in cooking, but I did have two parents who were always ready to let me run wild in the kitchen, even when the results were sometimes less-than-tasty.
Do you follow any specific diet?
I was a vegetarian for about 15 years, with some stints as a vegan, and I still eat meat only occasionally. I consider myself an environmentalist, and the amount of energy and water consumption that is required to produce meat is, frankly, too high for me to justify making it a frequent part of my diet. The other half of my household is intrigued by paleo & primal eating, so our compromise diet is eating a huge amount of vegetables.
Any fine print you’d care to share?
Although I’ve done lots of reading and personal research, I have no formal training or qualifications in either medicine or nutrition. So if you see me write something on those topics, remember that I’m not that kind of doctor.
Also, some of the product links on this blog are affiliate links, which apparently I’m supposed to disclose somewhere. So there, disclosed.