Quarantine Leads to Discovering New Loves

What began as just a mere Sunday tradition quickly turned into a newfound love for cooking.

Yeah, I said cooking. ANYONE who knows me well knows I hate dishes. Not the cooking part. Yes…my nemesis…dirty dishes. I will avoid them at all costs. I claim to not even “see” them! Works for me, but not so much for my roommate…

Since discussing our pet peeves with each other I’ve actually become a lot more aware and considerate in keeping the kitchen tidy but I am getting off topic here.

We are now amidst Week Ten of Quarantine and hopefully you’ve gotten into a nice routine of things. I know it was weird at first. But I believe this reset is just what we needed.

I realized that whether I liked it or not, I was going to be home all the time and I would need to eat. Now, I’m not one to eat out every day…but someone such as me with a busy lifestyle and random schedule – I found myself on the go a lot.

But here I am – forced upon my will (that’s dramatic Kendra) – just me and the stove having a stare down.

It really wasn’t that dramatic.

I began making recipes my family used to make as well as finding new ones. I think a love language should be sharing recipes with one another because WOW. That is a way to my heart. (You could even offer to help cook it too? I’m getting ahead of myself).

Yes, cooking can be tiring and the last thing you want to do after a long day is stand on your feet for another hour slaving away.

But now that life has slowed down a bit, I’ve LOVED taking the time to really give my all to what I am putting in my body! It CAN be fun! I blast my favorite music (personal favorites are the throwback jams such as Spice Girls and Britney Spears…hello 1997-2000)

Being a dancer, I already was conscious of how much nutrition affects your performance, overall mood and more. But now it is as if the kitchen is my STAGE. And a dancer like me can’t shy away from the spotlight. (heeeeh. Okay c’mon guys, that was good.)

So I decided to dig up my old blog I started back in 2015 when I studied abroad (feel free to look at my old posts – I truly enjoy every single one) and share some of my discoveries with those who may feel lost or uninspired to chef it up!

Food not your thing? This won’t be the only thing I blog about. I alwaysssss say (ask my sister) that I need to start my blog up again but I don’t know why I haven’t. I have a lot to say, and the mic can’t be the only place! πŸ˜‰ (I work in radio part-time as a producer and I also have my own podcast – The Purpose Project). But that’s for another time.

Welcome old and new friends, thanks for joining. I’m glad you’re here.

Stay Kind,


November 2019 – San Diego, CA – Sister making me laugh (as per usual)

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