Welcome to Little Red Delicious!
My name is Deanna, aka Little Red! I am a compact 20-something-year-old redhead who dreams about worlds made of fruit and desserts! I was inspired to start this blog after spending countless late nights stumbling the internet looking at food blogs. My friends and family found this behaviour ironic, since I once was (and kinda still am) the pickiest eater in the world. The more I started looking at food blogs and trying new recipes out myself, the more I started to believe that I too, could blog about my new experiences with food.
Growing up I had a limited menu to choose from. My diet consisted of pasta with tomato sauce, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, Cheerio’s with milk, (and without), cucumbers, watermelon and apples. No exaggeration. I didn’t eat meat for the first 18 years of my life, and could count the number of vegetables I ate on one hand. As I got older, my limited diet began to give me anxiety. I learned how to accept the teasing from my family and disapproval from my Italian grandmother, but as I became more independent and social I found it uncomfortable to order at restaurants and almost unbearable to go to a friend’s house for dinner. The more people pushed me to try new things, the more I resisted.
It wasn’t until I started living with roommates in university that I really started to learn how to cook. Now lets make one thing clear: I always knew how to bake. My grandmothers on both sides are amazing bakers. My mom is an amazing baker. I could bake a million and one things even if I refused to eat most of them. What I always liked about baking was how methodological it was to me. Coming from a science and math background, the idea of following a step by step recipe reminded me of my labs, but less stressful and with a more delicious outcome. Cooking on the other hand was always more abstract to me.
In the last year, my menu has skyrocketed and I have gone from eating ~80% carbs to ~80% fruits and vegetables. The only relationship that hasn’t changed is my passionate relationship with cookies. I love cookies. Give me a cookie right now.
So, as 2012 started, I made it my New Years Resolution to start my own food blog. I wanted an outlet to help me take my mind off of school and express my interests in more unique ways. I love reading blogs and looking at photos, so I also wanted to improve on my writing and photography skills. From this blog I hope to challenge myself to try new recipes and new foods. I hope that one day I will be able to share my own recipes as well.
For now, I hope you enjoy following me down this path.