Welcome to This Gal Cooks!
Here you will find tasty recipes ranging from savory dishes to sweet treats that will make you swoon. Many of my recipes are simple to make and can be on the table in less than an hour. I try to eat healthy most of the time, so you’ll find a variety of healthy low carb, dairy free, whole foods and gluten free recipes. But I’ll admit, sometimes my sweet tooth gets the best of me. When that happens, I tend to bake cookies, bars, breakfast treats and tarts. You’ll find the occasional sweet treat or breakfast treat on this blog.
A Little Bit About Me
I’m a thirty something year old who lives in Stuart, FL (a small town on South Florida’s East Coast.) I began my life journey in Gainesville, FL, in the wee hours of the morning on a late September day.
I was adopted at the age of 5 weeks old, grew up in Lakeland, FL and moved to South Florida in 2009 with my boyfriend Ken.
I don’t have any kiddos. But I do have this cool little dog that looks like a gremlin. Her name is Kahlua.
I love food. I’ve always enjoyed cooking. My mom taught my brother and I how to cook when we were kids. I think I was about 8 or 9 when I started cooking. My brother and I used to pick out recipes from her cookbooks, make grocery lists of the items we needed in order to make our respective masterpieces and then head to the store to pick up the ingredients. I would pick a night to prepare dinner for the family and my brother would pick another night.
I was never really into baking. In fact, I only started to get into baking after I started this blog. I’ve learned some amazing things about baking but I still have a lot to learn! I’m much more comfortable creating savory dishes than I am creating baked goods. But I love a good challenge so despite my lack of comfort for creating baked goods, I will still work on perfecting it!
My dream job would be to own a cafe or bake shop or to become a food photographer or graphic designer for a food related company.
I started this blog in order to showcase my recipes and food photos but you’ll also find healthy lifestyle info, stories about my journey into photography and design as well as a few good DIY projects.