I learned to cook

Cooking hasn’t always been a passion or interest of mine.  Growing up, I baked homemade cookies and boiled pasta but that was about it.  My mom was a great cook but I never spent a lot of time learning her techniques until later in life.

It wasn’t until my post college days that I began to try new recipes and challenge myself in the kitchen.  Something that  motivated me to learn more about food and how to cook was my desire to eat healthy meals and control the food that goes in my body.   I won’t lie, Pinterest was a huge help when it came to finding healthy recipes.  I would wander around Pinterest and pin healthy recipes.  This is still one of my favorite ways to manage my recipes and makes planning out my week super easy on Sunday.  I just scroll back through my favorite recipes and find what I am in the mood for.

My second date with Brett took place at his townhouse where he cooked me a delicious meal.  I knew then I had a keeper- a man that can cook a delicious pan seared chicken with perfectly cooked vegetables with some yummy craft beers.  It was really love from day one.  Brett has taught me so much about how to cook.  Even today, he is teaching me tips and tricks.  Our kitchen has changed into a fully stocked kitchen with stainless steal pans, a seasoned cast iron pan and more spices than we know what to do with.  I never knew I’d be into cooking like I am now.  I’m so grateful to have a man that can cook and has helped me become a better cook.

Recently I tried a new recipe and thought I’d share as it was simple and very satisfying!

Here are the ingredients:

– 1lb chorizo

– 2 bunches of kale

– garlic

– lemon

– olive oil

Sonnie- my cooking shadow

– almonds 


– Heat up about 1 tbsp in a pan.  Once it’s hot, add in about 2 tbsp of garlic.  Add in chopped up chorizo and cook until done.  Remove from pan and place on a plate.

– Add about 1 tbsp of olive oil back in the pan and add chopped up kale.  Add 1/4 cup of water, dash of salt and pepper and cook until desired doneness.

– Add back in the chorizo to re-heat.  Top with roasted almonds and a slice of lemon!

– Enjoy!

To see the original recipe, you can find it here.

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