Partner Spotlight: Cooking for Keeps
Cooking for Keeps
Prairie Village, Kansas
Why is sustainability important to you?
Sustainability wasn’t always at the forefront of my mind, but in the last couple of years I have been much more aware about how important it is. By eating sustainably I know that I’m helping to protect oceanic ecosystem that gives us all the seafood we enjoy so much. If we don’t catch our seafood in a sustainable manner, we risk losing it all.
Why did you start blogging?
I have been an avid cook my entire life, and honestly I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t thrilled to be in the kitchen – even at the ripe age of six. As I got older I was cooking five to six times a week, I was reading food blogs 24/7 and was basically just addicted to food. For years, the thought never even crossed my mind that I’d be able to start my own food blog. I mean, I knew nothing about starting a blog or technology; all I knew was that I could cook and wanted to share what I was cooking with my family and friends. Finally, after months of being skittish, I just decided to go for it, and I couldn’t be happier that I did.
Describe your blog in ten words or less:
A creative mix of everyday and indulgent recipes.
What’s your favorite type of seafood?
It’s probably a tie between salmon and tilapia. I love salmon when I’m feeling something a little heartier and tilapia when I’m trying to go with something light.
What do you look for when you shop for sustainable seafood?
Most of the time, I just ask. Most seafood mongers will know how their product was caught, but if they don’t, I usually refer to the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch website or app on my phone.
What’s your favorite seafood recipe?
My all-time favorite seafood I’ve shared on my blog has to be this pan-seared salmon with charred corn, jalapeno, bacon and lime. Hearty, but healthy and dee-lish!