Hi there! My first official blog post….no pressure. I’m finally doing it after literally years of being analytically paralyzed thinking of every reason why I shouldn’t do it. But why not? For so long I’ve been searching for an outlet. Sitting at a computer all day has a way of stifling those creative juices (I work as a financial manager for a consulting company). I really, really, really enjoy cooking and have accumulated a huge stack of recipes throughout the years. I thought a blog would be the perfect way to have a little fun while also organizing and sharing all of my favorite recipes in one place.
How did I even get into cooking? Well, that’s one hundred percent because of my mom, Eva. My best memories involve some kind of family gathering with the most amazing food. Like seriously the. best. food. That’s how she showed her love for everyone around her. And I guess I’ve inherited that. Or I’m just trying to stay connected to her by continuing on with her traditions. My mom passed away from ovarian cancer in 2006. And even though she’s not physically with me I know she is present. Everyday. I miss her so much. And I remember her by doing all the things she loved to do, especially cooking.
So welcome to my little blog: Love and Food ForEva. I promise plenty of delicious eats, some fun adventures, and always lots of love.
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14 thoughts on “Let’s do this!”
Yay~~ congrats Nikki!! I remember those feasts mama and Lola used to cook and that is how I grew my love of Filipino food! Great idea and I am a fan!! Happy cooking and happy blogging! Xoxo
Those were some of the best times, HJ! Man, we’ve been through so much :)
Such a wonderful way of honoring your mother! I love this and look forward to reading your blog and trying your recipes! :-) Love to all your family. Bonnie
Thank you so much Bonnie! And thanks for following along!
Yippee skippee, Nikki!!! Congratulations. There is no doubt in my mind that you will do very, very well. You are a very talented and bright young lady and you have so much to share. Your mom will be so proud as I am as well. Keep up the great work. Our love and prayers goes to you and your success. Love you…….from you cool aunt, Tita Malou (LOL)
I am so flattered Tita Mals! You are so kind with your encouragement, it means so much :) love you!
So proud of you, Nikki!! I am sure your mom is looking down on you with a big smile. You are such a talented cook! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes!! I am sure everyone will love them!! xo
Thanks for all your support and encouragement, Mom!
Congratulations!!! This is amazing and I can’t wait to try out the recipes that I know have not only brought nourishment but also love. I share the same notion that you and your mom believe, that you show your love through cooking. What a wonderful way to keep your mom in your heart.
Hi Tamara!! I so appreciate your sweet, sweet words! Isn’t it funny how it’s in our Filipino blood to feed everyone we love? :) So great to hear from you!
Yay Nikki!! Congrats! What a great idea! I’m a horrible cook, so keep it easy! Banana nut pancakes are a good start. Looking forward to some deliciousness :-)
Thanks a bunch, Brenna! You’re so funny :) Remember cooking can be fun and therapeutic, that makes it much easier!
Looking back through your blog while I meal plan for the week:) I have loved so many of these recipes over the years!! Love you!! xoxo, Lolo
Awww, Lolo you’re the best :) xx
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