Hi – I’m Monica, and welcome to the Rediscovered Kitchen! Here’s a little bit about me, and how this blog started.
I started this blog a few years back as a hobby. I was laid off from my job, and not having much luck in finding another. I became a little obsessed with saving money – and the grocery store was the easiest place to cut costs. I started by trying to bake my own bread, which was a resounding success! I had a handful of posts here and there, and I had fun posting.
Then I decided to go back to school, and right after classes started, I landed a great job. Blogging quickly became a distant memory. I still visited a number of recipe blogs, always looking for great, easy (cheap) new things to try.
Over the last few years, a lot has changed. I decided to go back to school, and right after my classes started, I landed a great job.Blogging quickly became a distant memory. Since then, I earned a degree, we discovered my husband has a gluten intolerance, my daughter became a pescatarian (a vegetarian that will eat seafood), and I forgot how much I missed doing this. I love the cooking, the writing, and of course – the eating. I missed it, and I missed sharing it! It was time to rediscover the Rediscovered Kitchen.
Learning gluten free cooking and eating has been quite an education. It has been an uphill battle learning what he can and can’t eat, and going out to eat is always a roll of the dice. We mostly eat at home, and make a lot of our food from scratch – which is always a good thing.
These days the food here is gluten-free, but still normal. Food that you’ll recognize. Ingredients you can find at any grocery store (Aldi’s is my favorite!) I don’t want to grind nuts and weird things in my own mill to make a cake. I don’t want to travel 20 miles round-trip to drop big bucks at Whole Foods. I want to eat regular food made from scratch that just happens to be gluten-free. We can do it – it doesn’t have to be weird, expensive, or taste funny, I promise.We just need to rediscover our kitchen.
Easy, economical, and (mostly) gluten-free. Oh, and delicious. That’s what I want to share.