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Hey I’m Sophie! I’m a twenty-something with a full time job, part time MBA program, live in boyfriend and commitments until the end of next week, but I still find time to get in the kitchen and make a meal almost every night. Can I show how easy it is to shop, cook, and entertain, all on a budget? Challenge accepted!

My love for all things gastronomical comes from my childhood with a talented mother who made a home cooked meal every night.  When I moved out after college I realized it was time to learn some new skills and make sure I eat healthful, fresh food so I have the energy to keep up with my busy life.

I have lived a mostly gluten-free lifestyle since I was a senior in college. I should be totally gluten free, but there are some things I just can’t give up (soy sauce!). I suffer the consequences, but at least I know to think before I take a bite. I’ll share my favorite gluten-free recipes that even wheat-lovers can get into.

I was born in London, grew up in Connecticut and went to Syracuse University (Go Orange!) where I studied TV and Film. After graduating, I moved to Brooklyn. I have always considered myself a New Yorker due to my mentality (fast walking, iPod wearing, coffee drinking) and worked in media for 2 years. After company lay-offs in 2009 I decided to move to Boston, save some money, and advance my education.

I live with my boyfriend, referred to as Z, on the outskirts of the city and work for a local medical school. Managing the skills and the time to feed two busy, working law and business students is what prompted me to start blogging.

I hope this will be a resource for you to find the courage and the motivation to get into the kitchen, whether you are cooking for yourself or a dinner party of friends. The edible world is an adventure to be taken by storm, so let’s get cooking!

Contact: yumventures@gmail.com

18 Comments leave one →
  1. eaternotarunner permalink
    January 28, 2010 2:51 pm

    Hey great to find your blog! I lived in London before I moved to Boston 🙂

  2. February 6, 2010 9:53 pm

    Hi Sophie, it was nice to meet you today! Good to know you are gluten free; I am not but one of my best friends is, and she also shares my love of cooking, so we’re often experimenting together with gluten free baking and stuff.

  3. February 8, 2010 6:32 pm

    I’m an SU grad too! Getting excited for the Syracuse Nova game coming up. Great blog.

  4. February 19, 2010 5:37 pm

    Like your blog!!! I am a GF foodie too! But like you…I am probably only about 90% GF. There are definitely some things I can’t give up either and yes sometimes I totally just go on a gluten splurge, feel like crap and then remember why I am GF! haha!!

  5. March 8, 2010 11:53 am

    Just found you via Cara’s blog. I too tend to suffer from WSS! I also went to SU, graduated in ’92. Loved my time spent there. I love Boston, ran the marathon in 2005, sooooo fun 🙂

  6. March 16, 2010 11:20 am

    Nice to meet another Boston blogger! 🙂 I hope you’re enjoying living in this city. I’ve been here since I started college in 2001.

  7. April 14, 2010 11:22 am

    Hi Sophie, love your blog! I’m from Syracuse, lived in Boston, and currently live in Manhattan…somewhat similar! Take care.

  8. April 14, 2010 7:51 pm

    Hello Sophie! I just came across your blog via The Ultimate Recipe Showdown & Kirsten’s blog site.

    I’m looking forward to going through your site…new to blogging, but absolutely love meeting new people and trying their recipes.

    Come by for a visit sometime!
    ~Tanya

  9. May 12, 2010 8:39 am

    I majored in film too! Just found your blog from Cara’s!

    • May 13, 2010 8:40 pm

      Nice to find another film major…thanks for reading!

  10. May 14, 2010 12:27 pm

    cute blog! my bf is an SU grad (ditto to the Go Orange chant!) Boston is the best, so glad you are experiencing it!!

  11. May 19, 2010 11:03 pm

    Hi there, glad to find your blog. I am embarking on a gluten-free lifestyle soon because of a strongly suspected gluten intolerance and am so hoping I feel better after years of suffering. I am going to be interested in following your blog and how you do it!

  12. May 20, 2010 3:38 pm

    hi sophie! just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hello!

  13. May 24, 2010 10:20 am

    Hey Sophie! I just found your blog on Oh She Glows and I’m already hooked! I love your practical and honest writing – I can’t wait to read more!

  14. June 6, 2010 5:39 am

    Nice to see a collection of relevant info.I truly hate Blogs with all ad,but your blog is something which i can describe a great blog made to provide Info.I have added your blog to my list of daily surfing blog.Greetings

  15. July 12, 2010 9:35 pm

    It is such a pleasure to read about your food and academic adventures. Since about 1985, my is diet clean eating, mostly vegetarian, although I am never able to resist trying something new on the food front. Currently I am revamping my Personal Coaching website and I am becoming a registered yoga teacher. I am so excited to read about your adventures in numbers and culinary delights.

  16. September 26, 2010 9:59 am

    Hi Sophie! I also went to school for Film/TV and then ended up switching careers and getting my grad degree in something else. 🙂

  17. November 28, 2010 1:10 pm

    hi Sophie, love that you are overly busy with life but letting people know that home cooking is not as hard as we think. I too was blessed with an awesome Mom who was just as busy but still cooked every night! We now have a restaurant together and are finally working on a cookbook so people who will never make it to NE Oregon can at least enjoy our food from their own kitchen!!
    By the way, if you can get Western Family Soy Sauce – it is gluten free!!! Keep on writing – we all have people to inspire!
    Dani

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