Hi! I'm Michelle!
Yeah, this photo is kinda awkward.
But the other option was this one:
I'm a newly married twenty something trying to make it out here in the big bad world of blogging, playing house (but for real!), making reality TV (most of which is not, in fact, real), and being a mom to a 45 pound fur ball, named Penny.
I'm a lover of exclamation marks, post it notes, cooking, eating, craft beer, adventures, and my husband, Adam. I also CrossFit on occasion (twice a week) and imagine myself as a future master DIY-er.
I dislike processed food (but I am only human, so don't fault me when I do indulge), meanness in general, watching too much TV, and large cement or metal objects in deep water (it's hard to explain). My feet also get claustrophobic.
I talk about my husband a lot on this food blog, because, well, he's the center of my world and I love him to death, but since he makes fun of me so much in everyday life (you know you do, Adam!) I get to make fun of his eating habits and other stuff here on my food blog. It's all in good fun, and in a sincere effort to get him to eat his veggies!
What you'll find on The Lucky Penny are my collection of recipes, thoughts, and occasional projects. Currently, I eat paleo (ish), but sometimes I don't. I don't want to lock myself into one category of eating, and I've honestly tried every kind of way to eat out there - vegetarian, vegan, low carb, etc. And it's not because I'm in to fad diets or anything like that, I just really like to understand my relationship with food and how it affects my body. My goal is to figure out what is the best way for me to feed myself (and my family) healthy nutritious food that is first and foremost tasty, but also makes me feel good! So you'll find a wide variety of recipes ranging from gluten free to gluten full, sweet to healthy, from meat to vegetarian and a few vegan recipes thrown in to boot. And of course, paleo recipes which will be labeled as paleo or more likely, paleo-ish. Why paleo-ish? Because I'm a big believer in dairy and some people might not consider that paleo. But honestly, who really wants to give up cheese? Come on! I'm only human!
Check out the recipe index!
I hope you enjoy the blog!