Food and love have gone hand in hand for several millennia, and though the dating scene has changed unbelievably and completely, I have realized that mixing food and dating is a wonderful way to enhance both–or sometimes great food simply distracts from a terrible date.
So with that in mind, here we examine how best to enjoy this crazy journey through love and life: by keeping your humor and exciting your taste buds.
Dating and fitness often go hand in hand. “Date Weight” is a thing and we all know it.
In Reno, though, it’s more about the culture here. Everyone likes to do things outside and active and if you can’t do that, there’s little people can connect on.
While I am not a dieter, we all know being dateable comes with being healthy. In this area especially, athleticism is almost a prerequisite.
I wasn’t always an avid non-dieter. It took a lot for me to get to the point where I’m more concerned with my health than my weight. I’m healthy, active, fun, and even on occasion pretty athletic. I run half marathons regularly, I’ve now hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail, and I don’t balk when I’m invited on a date that includes some sort of physical activity. What inspired the change? “Intuitive Eating.”
While the story is longer than is reasonable for this post, trust me when I say “Intuitive Eating” changed my life. All those years of restricting and fighting my body’s responses, have been slowly unraveled to reveal a body which is strong, curvy, beautiful, and capable of doing almost anything I want to as far as active recreation.
Good evening, Hungry Daters!
So, first thing, I need to apologize for the two week delay in announcing this pick! Like everyone who has a blog, website, or online business does at one time; I spent the last two weeks working to repair and restore the site after most of the files were lost.
So, though we’re going to be semi-under construction for a while, while I re-design and update the site, I still owe someone a free copy of one of my favorite Cookbooks, “Date Night In”!
So, without further ado, the winner of the Hungry Dater’s first giveaway of 2017 is:
Ann Malloy from Reno, Nevada!
As for the rest of everything, expect a relatively significant amount of posts in the next few weeks, because I have about a month’s worth of content to catch up on. 🙂
Until then, Happy Cooking!!!
Hello! Good morning! Wake up! Caffeeeeeeeeeeine! Ok, so for those of you who know me, you know I don’t partake, so my ridiculous enthusiasm for caffeine is sortof insincere. HOWEVER, just because I consume caffeine regularly does not mean I don’t like coffee. I actually love coffee. I’m not crazy about black coffee, but I’m loving the world of coffee drinks that has cropped up in the last 15 years or so.
***If you’re interested, below is a link to purchase the book.
For those of you who don’t know, I am a lawyer by day. When we were in law school, every Thursday night was “Bar Review.” Now, as a very new first year, this was a terrifying concept. The Bar Exam is probably the most miserable, difficult test I have ever faced in my entire life. So when I saw that there was a Bar Review every Thursday during school, you could understand why I thought “We seriously have to start studying for this monster now???” Well, as you might have guessed, Thursday night Bar Review was a play on words and was not, in fact, extra study time. It was a “Review” of a different bar in the city every week. Basically a time where all of us got together to blow off steam and meet and mingle. Often, these were nights where we simply drank too much, but in spite of that, I met some of my best friends from law school at Thursday Bar Review.
In that spirit, and because dating and eating is usually done out (at least at first), I’ve decided that I’m going to restart the tradition with an actual Thursday review of a different bar or restaurant every week.
I read an article recently that said sushi is the second or third date thing. I suppose that’s because fish can be touchy–not everyone likes it–and because it can sometimes be messy. But if you ask me, sushi is something to eat any time. I have liked sushi for my whole life, and when you live in Reno, Nevada, you’re lucky enough to have access to really good All-You-Can-Eat Sushi….
This week has made me realize that, for a girl who writes about dating, I’m apparently not very good at it. I have been officially single for almost ten years. In that time, I have racked up my fair share of dates. First dates mostly, a few second dates, and a small handful of “somethings” that last little longer than a few weeks.
But I’ve learned something valuable about myself this week: Perhaps the reason I’ve been single this long is not because I’m picky… Perhaps I’m just bad at dating. 😉
Now, do I really think I’m bad at it? Probably not. This week has just created a perfect storm of stress, irritation and frustration which has subsequently turned into some weird sort of low self-esteem and discomfort….