Why did I start this blog?

Well, I have always wanted to write one, but I never thought I had anything important enough to say.  After all, my regular every day life isn't all that interesting.  I've always liked cooking, baking and experimenting in the kitchen, and I have often gotten very positive feedback.  Lately with my increased use of Instagram and experimentation with healthy eating, I have had more and more people asking me for my recipes.  So I decided to start a food blog.

Why "The Little Marinade"?

The title of my blog is obviously an homage to my favorite fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and while I do love the Disney version of the story, the original Hans Christian Andersen is the best.  I have always identified with the Little Mermaid wanting to explore a new world, fall in love and find happiness.  For me, clean eating is a new world to explore, and in the end, like Ariel, I will have a completely new body when my journey is complete.

The title for this blog also combines two of my loves: cooking and literature.  As I said in the "Meet Jennifer" section, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature.  I am an avid reader and writer.  I am even working on my own novel, a crime drama.  Heck maybe I'll even write my own cookbook in a few years!

The cover photo with my blog title on it was drawn by yours truly with a little bit of help from picmonkey.com.

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