About the blog
well fed, flat broke is about eating great food, and not paying a lot for it. It’s about eating seasonally, and making the most of what you have in your pantry and what you can afford. Good food doesn’t require expensive ingredients, and eating isn’t a task accomplished in a rush, at least around here, most of the time. It’s about slowing down, planning ahead, purchasing whole foods, and savouring what you put on your plate.
It is not about calorie-counting, or waistlines, or me telling you what you should do for your health, because there are enough people telling us what we ought and ought not to do and they can shove it, as far as I’m concerned. I think the best thing you can do for your health is eat lots of vegetables, make foods you like, share meals with people you like, and always have wine.
All writing and recipes used herein are licensed under Creative Commons guidelines. If you like a recipe and want to use it on your own blog or website, please link back to the original recipe. That’s just good manners. If you want to ask first or something, send me an email: aelwight (at) yahoo (dot) com.
I live in Vancouver, BC. It’s nice here.
Sometimes I eat, like, a whole jar of jam, just with a spoon, sometimes over the course of a work day. I don’t like green peppers or bananas. If you want me to love you, feeding me pancakes or meatballs will get you pretty close. I also love lobsters, mashed potatoes, and salty caramel.
I’m almost always broke, but practically never hungry.
I got confused about blogs when I started this thing because I didn’t think blogging was for me until I was alone after everyone had gone to bed or gone home, and I was a little drunk and had just roasted a really good chicken, and ended up using my user name in my URL by accident, so even though this thing is called well fed, flat broke, it’s labelled something called “emvandee.” “Emvandee” is my name smashed up against Spouse’s last name, and it kind of made sense at the time. Now, it just looks like I’m bad at the Internet.
Sometimes, there are other characters. Nick is my husband. He is long-suffering, and knows where all my pills are kept, and which wines to buy relative to the amount of money still left in our bank account. Grace, Tracy, Steve & Sooin, Chelsea, and Paul are recurring characters. They suffer less, but only marginally so.
That’s probably a good enough introduction. The rest is in these here posts, for good or ill. I hope you laugh a little, and try the food.
If you try the food, tell me about it. I’d love to hear from you – leave a comment, or send me an email to aelwight (at) yahoo (dot) com.