I believe the best way to a man’s heart (or anyone’s heart for that matter) is still through their stomach. . .No matter how many times you crack open the Kama Sutra or don a latex suit . . . cooking him something is the best way to catch his attention. ~Pamela
Today’s foodie spotlight is shining on Pamela, the saucy minx behind My Man’s Belly (MMB). This is not your Nana’s online cook book, unless she likes eye candy in the blog header and cookies nick-named Unicorn Farts. If so, your Nana rocks!
We asked Pamela to tell us more about her tasty, unique site:
Why did you start your food blog? I had been working as an internet consultant for a few years and when the economy took a hit in ’08-’09 I found myself clientless. Since I’ve always enjoyed cooking, and I was doing it pretty much everyday, I thought I’d start up a food blog. It was a way to help fill my days and gain some new internet skills at the same time.
How would you describe your approach to eating/health? I try to do things in moderation (which is what I tell myself on the days I skip the gym). I didn’t have a healthy relationship with food until well into my adulthood, so I really take things day by day. Food blogging has allowed/forced me to try vegetables that I previously wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole. By using different cooking methods and ingredients with them, I have found that I actually DO like to eat things like brussels sprouts and cabbage. But I still detest cooked spinach – it’s a texture thing.
Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life? I’ve always been drawn to healthier foods. My parents had a huge garden when I was growing up, so vegetables were always a big part of our meals. Not that I liked eating them all though (see above). Let’s just say that my mother had a way of turning some vegetables into gray piles of slimy mush.
What is your favorite food/ingredient to use in the kitchen? I render my own lard to use in pie crusts, just like grandma and mom did. I also have to have kosher salt around. Fresh vegetables – if I’ve got fresh veggies around, I can make just about anything.
Has blogging changed the way you view food and cooking? Blogging has allowed me to experience, and introduce to my readers to, lots of new seasonings and ingredients that I otherwise might never have even seen. I’ve learned how to achieve lots of different flavors in my cooking by using some rather simple, and easy to find, things like dried peppers and spices.
Favorite recipe to date? Chicken and Waffles Ice Cream. It’s salty, spicy, sweet and somewhat chicken-y all at the same time. It’s quite an amazing dessert.
Pamela is featured in our series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another healthy blogger in our midst.