Before you ask, no I am not a major pothead and no this is not a stoner blog… although the recipes I post are delicious for all appetites including the munchies.
a little about me
I’m a millennial stay at home mom trying to raise 2 kiddos, be a good wife, learn about homesteading, and attempting not to lose myself in the process. I believe in big hair and and live by the 5 (sometimes 10) second rule when food falls on the ground. I’m a hot mess living by the motto “fake it until you make it.”
My husband and I bought a “gentlemens farm” and are teaching ourselves to become self sustaining one root veggie, chicken egg, and solar panel at a time. We’ve moved 9 times in 10 years but think we’ve finally found our sweet spot.
I believe that if you are good to your body, it will be good to you. Over the years, my idea of what it means to be good to my body has evolved. I’ve been vegan, fully raw vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, plant based and a lot of things in between. I currently believe in eating food that comes from the earth (especially if I grow it in my backyard) and lots of chocolate.
what you can expect from myhotboxkitchen/ sonnithehungryyogi
In all seriousness, I like to talk about the things I eat, the things I do, and the things I eat again. Here’s my youtube channel if you ever want to get on your yoga mat with me. I would love it if you checked it out and gave me some feedback. Just know that every time I press “make public” I have a mini panic attack so be honest but a little kindness is appreciated too.
I believe cooking is an art form. When I find a new recipe to try, I rarely follow it to a T. I think the same can be said for a lot of people. It’s fun experimenting in the kitchen!
Recipes are meant to inspire but they don’t necessarily have to be followed exactly for an amazing result. We don’t all have the same taste buds and that is beautiful and should be celebrated. Most food bloggers post recipes that they love and maybe I will love it too, but I usually need to add more garlic, or spice or sugar.
What I am trying to get it is that sometimes my recipes will not be exact measurements and are meant to serve as a guideline. As a cooking artist, you should be able to express yourself in the kitchen. I learned to trust myself in the kitchen and you should to! There is nothing wrong with following a recipe to a T but that’s just not my style.
Baking is the exception. I will always be upfront with measurements for baking because not doing so is just evil.
I hope you stick around, get on your mat and make some food with me and that I can make you smile. Let’s eat!
Let the Journey Begin! Hotmessess unite!