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Therapist by day, amateur chef by night…

18 Dec

Hello, and welcome to my very first post. You’re probably wondering, “What the heck is Yum Therapy…is she trying to encourage emotional eating or something??!” You may also be wondering, “What’s with the giant bread banner…is this blog all about bread?” Before you get enraged or confused, the answers are No and No.

“Yum Therapy” was not my first choice of titles. My plan is to someday (a long time from now, when I [hopefully] have money) open my own cupcake bakery, so I figured, why not name my blog after this non-existent cupcake bakery about which I fantasize on a daily basis? To my dismay, the name I had in mind for my future bakery was already taken on WordPress, as well as my second choice in name. Yum therapy just popped into my head because (a) I am  therapist, and (b) I love cooking, preferably yummy things.

I am currently pursuing my doctorate. Cooking is my refuge; by the time I get around to cooking dinner, I have done all the homework I can manage for one day, and can focus on just winding down and creating something my husband and I can enjoy. I do not recommend emotional eating! But the act of cooking, to me, is therapeutic.

Now, about the bread: (a) Don Quixote cracks me up, and I figured I could tie his food-related quote into the header, and (b) I have no effin’ clue how to design a neat-looking blog; this is the best I could do for now (improvements to come soon, hopefully).

So, now that those burning questions are answered, you may now be wondering, “What’s this blog for, anyway?” Well, your guess is as good as mine, at this point. All I know is that I love food and I want to write about it. You’ll probably see me sharing recipes, posting tantalizing pictures [of food!], recounting my adventures in cooking, obsessing over the Food Network, and much more. Suggestions are welcome! Please comment so I don’t feel like I’m talking to myself, hehe.