Anyway, I am River and this is where I keep track of my favorite recipes. Hopefully you will find a few new favorites here as well. This blog was born in 2008, and even though I have taken more than a few blogging breaks due to the nomadic nature of our top-secret job, I still try to blog regularly when we are home. Please, don't run away scared if you're not vegan! I promise not to throw rotten beets or snarky judgments at you. This blog is mainly about food, and I won't try to "convert" you with my vegan bible. I might, however, try to lure you with tasty vegan treats - ever so sneakily.
If you browse around my earlier posts, you will find that my diet used to be a bit different then. These days, in my mid 30's, I can't get away with eating with reckless abandon anymore without growing a big belly. Trying to eat healthfully is a daily challenge because I want to eat ALL the cakes, ALL the pies, and ALL the breads. My "diet", for lack of a better word, consists of lots of veggies and legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, and moderate amounts of grains. Dessert deprivation doesn't work for me (hello, Bingetown!), so I enjoy a little something sweet every single day. Do you have an emergency chocolate stash? Me too! I do seem to enjoy blogging about my sweet treats more than my more nutritious meals, but worry not, I do eat plenty of broccoli and lentils and all that good stuff.
Recipes are awesome and I have a well stocked cookbook shelf, but most times I just prefer to wing it in the kitchen, hence the name of my blog. Sometimes winging it works, sometimes not so much. But that's OK, there are not too many kitchen disasters that cannot be turned into a sweet truffle or a savory croquette.
On a non-food related note, I am an extreme introvert and an antisocial hermit who would rather stay at home than go out and mingle with other humanoids. Staying home is nice though, because we live near a little pond and we have some very cute duck neighbors. We also welcome lots of wild birds into our back yard, and you will see them featured here regularly. Mr. Wing-It is in charge of feeding the birds and I am in charge of stalking them with the camera incessantly. Mr. Wing-It is my marvelous husband, official taste-tester, and provider of all manner of spoileries. Our backyard birds call him "Food Dude" which is a very fitting moniker.
That's enough about me, I think. Are you still here? *crickets chirping*
Mr. Hummer McGrumpersons does not approve of my "about me" page. Or anything else.