All About Me



My name is Emily and this is my blog.

While I have to credit all the fabulous food bloggers who come before me (including Kath from; Jenna at and Christine of Self’s eatlikeme) for inspiration, I’m taking this “journey” (first and last time I’ll be this corny) out of frustration.  I derive inspiration, amusement, camaraderie, and more from the aforementioned blogs, but I cannot really connect.  My life seems to have no parallel with theirs:

  • I am recently married (December 28, 2007) and my husband and I are working on getting through our first year with minimal bloodshed
  • I live in a one-room studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  I have no closets and my bathroom was a closet!
  • I am about to begin my second year teaching middle school English in East New York (at a formerly failing school)
  • I love my job but I’m pretty sure I just spent 4 years of undergrad training for the wrong career; it seems my passion lies in nutrition – BUT I’m not sure I can take the leap back to school
  • While my favorite foods are healthy foods I in no way have a “clean diet.”  My popcorn obsession puts me in a different class of eaters than the food bloggers I’ve seen!

So I’m starting this blog to represent all of the rest of us.  Also…due to a ridiculously stressful 1st year of teaching and a husband who eats like five husbands I gained 10 pounds over the last half a year.  That’s enough to make me still smaller than most of America, but unable to fit into my pants!  I’ve read the studies; food blogs are the most successful addition to a healthy diet and exercise in aiding weight-loss.  Let’s hear it for accountability.


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36 Responses to All About Me

  1. Hi, just found the blog and can’t wait to read more!

    Love your wedding photo!

  2. emily says:

    Thank you so much! You don’t know how excited I got to see a comment posted! I’ll post some more wedding photos soon as well.

  3. Naturallycheryl says:

    I got burnt-out on popcorn until we bought a old air popper at Goodwill. I just spray the popped corn with olive oil spray and salt, then toss. Yummy!
    Congrats on your new blog adventure!

    P.S. I’m a teacher too. 🙂

  4. emily says:

    Naturallycheryl – that sounds yummy! I actually much prefer air popped, and was given a great popper for my wedding, but with the apartment I’m in we barely have room for the bags of popcorn!

  5. HeatherBakes says:

    Hi Emily- Thanks for the comment! I’m so excited to read your blog… as I, too, have a potty mouth (LOVE IT!). Can’t wait to read more 🙂

  6. emily says:

    I am also a popcorn addict! We had to quit buying it.

  7. emily says:

    emily – nice name btw! That is kind of our situation! I actually went about 4months without any, but when I cracked I add a TON. Right now I’m on a minibag kick.

  8. Christie I says:

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am looking forward to reading more of yours!

  9. ashley says:

    Hi! I love the blog! I enjoy popcorn, too 🙂

  10. emily says:

    *ashley – thanks so much! Everyone who’s anyone enjoys popcorn 🙂

  11. Hangry Pants says:

    Good luck with the blog. I just found it and am looking forward to catching up. I am currently student teaching (after changing careers)!

  12. emily says:

    *Hangry Pants – thanks! And good luck to you; I think pretty much universally student teaching is synonymous with happy hour.

  13. Ali says:

    Yay for teachers! I love your blog, I am so glad you commented on mine so I found you!
    🙂 I am looking forwarding to reading about your busy lifestyle as well!!

  14. emily says:

    Ali – thank you! then I’ll have at least one reader who doesn’t think I’m crazy!

  15. maggie says:

    just found your site 🙂 it looks great.

    yay for food blogging! and for popcorn! I love it too.

  16. Erin says:

    I just found this blog and I’m already a HUGE fan! You eat real people food too! 🙂 I also teach – undergrads – and am recently married and I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! My husband is a freakin’ garbage can! Anyways, I can’t wait to hear more from you.

  17. carolinebee says:

    Thanks for the welcome!! I was just in your neck of the woods, LOVE IT!! You east coasters sure do have some small living spaces, haha but it’s way cozy and seems like such a fun place to live!

  18. Mom says:

    Dearest Em – How long would you think it takes to read 4 months worth of blog in one sitting?? About 2 1/2 hours….of real enjoyment. Your witing is clever, intelligent, entertaining and informative. You’re correct – I will read it each day. I hope that never stifles (stiffles?) you, but it’s a done deal. Thank you for sharing. I’m proud of you! Love, Mom

  19. seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) says:

    hahahaha , i love your persona. you frickin rock!!!

  20. Sarah says:

    awww, cute comment from mom! Thanks for visiting my blog, and yayyyyy (sort of, haha) for NYC. I live in the slope, too. AND I have made the leap back to grad school (though for social work and not nutrition — I want to keep nutrition fun!), so let me know if you have questions about making the switch. I’m looking forward to reading your blog, too!

  21. fitforfree says:

    we have so much in common! I live with my boyfriend in a studio in park slope, and I am trying to become a teacher through nyctf or tfa! Can’t wait to check out your blog.

  22. Lesley says:

    Hi Emily! I just found your blog and reading it really makes me miss the city! I just moved out of NYC about 6 months ago and I miss is tremendously! I too just started my own blog, I hope you’ll check it out as well!

  23. Diana says:

    Cool! We got married on the beach, too!

    Happy blogging,

    🙂 Diana

    PS The comment from Mom is too cute!

  24. snackface says:

    Omg! Thanks for checking out my blog! I’m def. adding you to my reader and blogroll. 🙂

  25. thumbbook says:

    Love your blog Emily! Don’t ever tire of writing!

  26. Jordan says:

    Hi Emily,
    Wow (not to sound crazy) but I can’t believe how much we have in common! I also follow all three of those blogs but feel like I can’t entirely relate. I also started my own so feel free to check it out! I live in a studio on the UES and work full time in media. blah. I actually just recently applied to Brooklyn College to study nutrition. I’m also nervous about going back but I’m optimistic! I feel like I could just keep on typing but I’ll spare everyone. Just know that I completely agree! Keep up the good writing 🙂

    • Emily says:

      Jordan – you kind of made my day, thank you so much! I’m glad you are a fan; I think I’ll head on over to your site now 🙂

      P.S. Oh, I’m getting an error message. I hope you check back to give me the address!

  27. shteyndl says:

    EMILY… hello lady. I recently (yesterday) decided to move forward with starting my own food blog and happen to set it up with… so as i’m messing around and setting it up I come across your blog! How long have you been vegan? I am vegetarian (I do eat wild fish too) but have not crossed over to vegan. I enjoy eggs, yogurt, sour cream, and cottage cheese way too much (all organic though!)! But I do cook lots of vegan dinners so check out my blog at some point and I may link to yours if you don’t mind. Since it’s so new I don’t have much up yet, but I’m going to add information about the kinds of food to avoid (since I also have a huge interest in nutrition)… so maybe you’ll find some of it interesting. Plus I’ve tried tons of different products and have found out the good versus the bad! My blog is

    • Emily says:

      shteyndl – it is so good to hear from you! I’m actually not vegan, it’s just something I’m trying for two weeks. I’m actually not even vegetarian, just mostly vegetarian (I don’t eat mammals). I will absolutly come over to check on the blog!

  28. Jordan says:

    Hi! So weird, I’m not sure why that was happening. I think this should work now!

  29. sarahsnacks says:

    haha- we have alot in common!! I just quit my teaching job to go back to school to become an RD! I say take the leap!!

  30. angiesappetite says:

    Hi! Just found your blog and I’m looking forward to reading more. I’m an RD- its a great profession- I’ll be happy to answer any questions if I can. I’ll keep reading!

  31. Jennifer says:

    How lucky you live in Park Slope! I LOVE that area.

  32. emlit81 says:

    Hi Emily! I just stumbled on your blog after reading your guest post on KERF. THANKS for starting a food blog for the rest of us. Sometimes I feel slightly inadequate (or maybe envious? both?) reading KERF and Eat, Live, Run! I can also relate to both your space restrictions (yay living in NYC!) and your feeling that you missed studying something you’re passionate about. I am realizing now that I wish I had studied nutrition too. There’s still time for us both 🙂

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