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Have you ever reached satiety but carried on eating anyway because the food tasted so good? What about hiding dinner leftovers in a “secret corner” in the fridge, hoping no one else in the house will notice, and having a little midnight feast before anyone discovers your booty? Do you return to the same restaurant and order the same menu item over and over again? Wouldn’t you rather know how to prepare it yourself? This blog is the Greedy Gourmet‘s quest to finding new scintillating recipes containing the “oomph” factor.
Although the main focus of this blog is recipes I also review one product/service a week and organise regular giveaways to my loyal readers. If I’m lucky and get to travel you’ll hear all about it too!
All food displayed on Greedy Gourmet is 100% real. No motor oil is brushed on a chicken to make it look good. I use mainly natural light. Unfortunately, during the winter months here in the UK, the light is no good and then I use two strobes. As for my camera gear, I have a Canon 350D and 400D, and I shoot mainly with a 50mm 1.4 lens. For post-processing I use Lightroom and Photoshop. Got any questions? Feel free to drop me a mail.
All reviews on this site are objective and unpaid for. I am happy to accept products, books, etc., so long as it is food (growing as well), cooking or health related. Should I receive a book, product, etc. I cannot guarantee that the item will be reviewed on Greedy Gourmet. If it is chosen for review, the product will be thoroughly tested and honestly reviewed. I am an impartial tester. Readers will know whether I liked it or not, and why.
If you have a product, book, business, event or restaurant you would like me to review, get in touch.
Life isn’t easy being wheat and milk intolerant. My mother suffers from it too and I guess that’s where I got it from. In my early 20’s I drew the line after suffering at least one seriously painful bout of stomach cramps a week, year in and year out. For one year I vowed to cut out all forms of wheat and somehow I completed it successfully. Still, when I ate a gloriously creamy pot of Greek yoghurt with a dollop of honey, my stomach bloated 30 minutes later and I would look 5 months pregnant, not to mention the stinky farts that came along. Phlegm also formed immediately and if I pushed my luck by eating milk products a few days in a row, it would start with a sore throat and turn into a full-blown cold. My next New Year’s resolution was to cut out dairy (and wheat again) for a whole year. Things definitely went better but boy, was it difficult watching everybody around me devour chocolate eggs during Easter! After that I moved to the UK and started cooking full-time for myself, i.e. restaurants and take-aways went off the menu. From then on, my health took a drastic turn for the better and I rarely get ill (touch wood).
If you browse through Greedy Gourmet you will notice that there are recipes that contain wheat and/or dairy to make the site friendly for the general population, but rest assured they are not dishes that I will consume every day, but treat myself with once in a while; most of the time with no ill effects.
Since I know how difficult it can be to make the transition to exclude a prominent ingredient in your diet, I have created a Special Diets section to ease your search for “you-friendly” recipes. I even cater for vegetarians and vegans!
- One thing you wouldn’t find on this site is how to cook food in a microwave. It is an abomination and there is nothing natural or healthy about nuking your food.
- Another one of my pet peeves is the use of ready-made brand food in recipes. Searching for that particular product living in a different part of the world than the author makes it truly impossible to find. I prefer making things from scratch, using fresh and natural ingredients. Anyone can use the recipes on the site, since all the ingredients are generic.
- Stickers on fruit. Why? Why? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaay?
- Profile article on BlogHer – March 2010