Hi to all you Saved by the Kale regulars. I’m Jim Lastinger, Jen’s husband. She had a great idea over the weekend that I should start contributing more of my recipes and thoughts to Saved by the Kale. Here’s a bit about me.
I started cooking at around 10 years old. My mother is the best cook that I know and she taught me well. Some of my favorite memories from childhood are cooking the family dinners myself or cooking alongside her. Over the past 25 years I’ve learned to cook just about anything and everything, and I love trying new things.
I also have a passion for making things completely from scratch…. things that probably shouldn’t or don’t need to be made from scratch. Some things that I’ve been know to make by hand are brown sugar, bbq sauce, spice blends, syrups (chocolate milk yum), and much more. I’m going to be sharing things like that occasionally as well as some of my favorite foods and recipes.
Jen and I have pretty different ideas about food. I love barbecue, steak, burgers, wings, and pizza. She loves healthy food and finding ways to make everyday foods better for you. It’s an interesting dynamic that I hope comes through here in the future.
I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time in the kitchen. Over the past few years I’ve been focusing largely on my work in the tech industry, but more and more I’ve been wanting to branch out and try some new things. Getting into the world of food blogging is an exciting avenue for me and I can’t wait to get started. There’s a lot of delicious recipes coming your way 🙂
Leave any questions you have for me in the comments. You can also reach me on Twitter @jimlast. I look forward to getting to know all of you!