Hi, I’m Kelli. Welcome to No Calorie Left Behind!
Everybody has a story to tell; mine just happens to be about food. Since I was a little girl, I’ve had a growing infatuation with all things culinary. Flavors, smells, the sight of a perfectly plated dessert, the crackle-pop of onion thrown into a hot pan, and the beautiful history behind each and every dish. I believe that food is one of the most important things that brings people together. It nourishes our bodies and our souls. I love to be around good food, and I want to share that love through my stories.
I read my first food blog about six years ago, and it began an intense obsession. My craving for a good food story is never satisfied. High school study halls were spent in front of a computer screen, learning everything I could about the methods, science, art, and love of food. At home, I experimented in the kitchen, taking over the duty of making dinner and baking sweet treats on the weekends. Now that I’m in college, I have learned to adapt to smaller kitchens and stubborn stoves. I’ve learned to cook for one instead of four, and that there’s no shame in cooking for oneself. I also decided it was finally time to record my own stories in the blogosphere. Armed with passion, olive oil, cookbooks, and a little creativity, I have begun this journey. I’m so excited to share the love of food on No Calorie Left Behind!
Why No Calorie Left Behind? Because food is a pleasure and should be treated that way. No, I don’t think it’s ok to eat fries, cookies, and cake every single day. I also don’t think it’s right to view unhealthy food as the only kind that is pleasurable. After all, there is nothing so satisfying as a perfectly ripe peach, and the sweet tang of greek yogurt swirled with honey can rival ice cream. A crunchy salad topped with warm salmon and sliced mango is no less exciting than a rich pot of beef bourguignon simmering slowly on the stove. Yet, who can deny the pleasure of dense chocolate cake or a loaded turtle sundae? It’s all good, and every flavor is unique. With moderation and an open mind, there’s no reason that any calorie should be left behind.
I hope you enjoy reading my stories! Thanks for visiting No Calorie Left Behind!