Oh, hi! Welcome to OMGfood!
My name's Marissa and this is my home in Internet Land! I cook, take photos of what I cook, and write about it all here. Oh, and I also eat.
In real life, I live in Boston with my boyfriend, Jason, and our cat, Nermal (spoiler alert: I'm more of a dog person, but Nermal is the one exception to the rule). Up until January 2016, I worked full time as a game designer. I'm currently figuring out my next step after being laid off and it's quite the adventure!
In no particular order, my favorite things are food, wine, dogs, video games, bourbon, practicing yoga, writing, music, and photography. I also enjoy posing for dumb photos with Jason.
This photo pretty much sums up our relationship.
Why I Blog
I grew up in a typical Greek household: loud and food-loving. My parents owned a restaurant for 25 years, which they opened one month before I was born. I also had grandparents who were kick-ass bakers of delicious Greek cookies and other tasty treats. Basically, food was a big deal in my family.
I always loved helping in the kitchen from a super young age and started experimenting with cooking on my own before it was technically safe for me to use a stove - the 90's were such a different time, am I right? That said, the stuff I made when first starting out was pretty much the worst. Seriously, I was eight or nine years old when trying to follow a recipe by myself for the first time and I attempted grits. I had never even eaten grits at that point. I still remember how it looked and tasted when it was done and it was hilariously awful.
With practice, things naturally got better (and tastier) and the more I learned about cooking, the more I wanted to share with others! Food is an incredible way to bring people together and that's one of my favorite things about it. OMGfood doesn't have a label per se, but I do have a stronger focus on Greek and Mediterranean cuisines because it's what I ate a lot of growing up. I mostly share healthy recipes, but I'm a firm believer in "treat. yo. self." I think you shouldn't let food dictate how you live your life, but I do think you should enjoy life eating what you love! As long as you're happy and healthy, there's no reason why you shouldn't indulge from time to time.
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I would love to hear from you! You can contact me at marissa(at)omgfood(dot)com.
Thanks for visiting!