What you will find at Adventures in Eating & Everything After: Musings on real food, good cooking, and feeding loved ones. You’ll find recipes and articles that focus on tasty real food, primarily local and seasonal, and (usually) healthy food. I say usually healthy because while I am health-conscious, my focus is really on flavor, taste and keeping it real. You will find healthy fats used liberally in my recipes, and even the occasional dash of decadence. If you like Mediterranean-influenced recipes that use whole grains, loads of vegetables, olive oil and fresh herbs, you’ve come to the right place. No meat, no processed foods, no semi-homemade here.
I was inspired to write because I love cooking, tasting, and shopping for food, particularly in exotic locations, and enjoy reading same. So, instead of merely being a consumer of others’ musings, I will give back to the global community and share some of my own.
A little about myself: I am a vegetarian who eats fish, aka pescatarian, but doesn’t that sound pretentious? So I usually stick to describing myself simply as a vegetarian who eats fish. I like pure, simple flavors that highlight the ingredients themselves. I have a carnivorous husband and an omnivorous 2 year old son, so my mind is often wandering and wondering about what the 3 of us will eat during our meals together.
I live in New York City and am fortunate to spend weekends in Western Massachusetts in a region called the Berkshires. Italian food, wine, and culture hold a special place in my heart as I lived there for nearly 5 years. I espouse eating local, selecting real foods, cooking slow, and traveling far and wide to explore foodie hang-outs. I keep endless lists of restaurants I want to try and places I want to visit. I will analyze and dissect a meal for longer than it takes to consume. I am interested in tasting and learning about new wine varietals. I want to lead a more sustainable existence and reduce my family’s overall carbon footprint. You may wonder why I have a problem with the word pescatarian sounding pretentious?!
– Debra Regan