Above all, Cloud Thyme is a recipe blog with an emphasis on health and creativity. Although the recipes won’t follow any particular diet, there will likely be something for pescaterians, vegans, cavemen, gluten-free-ers, and eat-it-alls alike. Most meals and treats will be about as healthy and easy-to-make as they can be with still tasting delicious. A few fresh ingredients are always key. In my experience, healthy cooking can mean ridiculous grocery store bills, but I actively try to use as few ingredients (especially those pricey ones) as possible. I will also give suggestions for cheaper, or more commonplace, substitutions when possible. And every now and then there will just be a recipe (most likely for my never-ending need for sugar) that is just plain bad for you and will be more than worth it! See photo below for early sugar-obsession evidence.
In addition to recipes, I may throw in some restaurant reviews because, as a foodie, I love to eat out too. Seattle has some of the best chefs in the country and spending half my paycheck on food and drinks is not really an issue for me when I’m enjoying an incredible dinner or brunch. Lastly, I may just throw in some short posts about events or books or random information that I deem worth sharing!
Side note: all the food photos on this blog are from my iPhone so they may not be the highest quality, but it’s more fun!
On that note, it may help to know a bit about me, the Cloud Thymer. I was born and raised in Seattle, and after attending college in Portland and a short stint in San Francisco, I am back in Seattle. After my Master’s in developmental psychology at UW, I decided to go back into early education and (surprise!), continued my education in a Montessori training program. Now I am finally out of school and working as a Montessori toddler teacher and parent educator. My days are never boring! Especially when I have my crazy but beautiful vizsla to come home to every evening. 🙂
My free time is often spent thinking about, creating, prepping, and eating food. But I also love getting outside and hiking/running up Mountains, in a much slower manner than my ultramarathoner husband. Luckily food is also my favorite social activity. Growing up in my family, we always sat down for dinner together. No matter how busy a day or annoyed at each other we were, that was our time together and the food was (almost) always homemade and always included every part of the food triangle. I have carried that with me through my life, so sharing meals, drinks, and my own recipes with my friends and family is the highlight of a day. Now is the big step to try to share my love of food with the world, or maybe just the few who stumble upon this page… Enjoy!
Also, a big thank you to Ms. Kelly for helping me to get inspired to start this blog and listening to my endless random ideas! And to my wonderful hubby for supporting me each step of the way, and always eating my creations, and at least telling me he loves them!