Partner Spotlight: Cooking for Keeps

Cooking for KeepsName:
Nicole

Blog: 
Cooking for Keeps

Location: 
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!

 

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