Urban dictionary says a Jewtalian is: “Someone of Jewish and Italian descent. Loves pasta and bagels”. Couldn’t be more accurate…
I love food. Plain and simple. We grew up always planning and thinking about the next meal.
I love to explore different kinds of food. My family is Italian and Jewish which is where a lot of my inspiration comes from but I love Mexican food as if it were fed to me since I was a baby. I have no professional training in cooking; only in eating :). I love putting a twist on a recipe I find online or that I get from a family member.
Cooking is so enjoyable for me, especially after a long day at work and a long drive home. I often spend my hour drive home thinking about what I can create based on the ingredients (I think I have) in my fridge.
When I can, and when the food will allow, I always opt for a healthier version. Certain things you can’t mess with and once in a while you need a creamy mac n’cheese but on daily basis I try to be conscious of what I consume. When shopping for food I always check the ingredients and if I can’t understand 95% of them, I won’t eat it!
A lot of my recipes come from nights when I find random things left in my fridge or pantry and transform it into a delicious meal! It just takes a little imagination and inspiration. I spend my free time watching the food network and looking for fun new recipes on Pinterest.
Please note: I don’t always use measurements and therefore don’t provide them. This blog was an effort I made to help me write down my recipes so I can remember them. I’m still learning. I also lose track of time. This would be the Italian blood in me… Use your best judgement when following my recipes! I also don’t like sweets and I don’t bake so you won’t find much in that category here.
Nosh & Mangia!
Jackie L. Bertolone