Monday, October 7, 2013

Long time coming...

To say that this blog has been in the works for a while would not be stretching it. 

2 whole years. 

Ok, so maybe a year and some change. 

My interest was first sparked while I was a student at Alabama (like the school). We were at our annual Alabama (like the state) Dietetic Association (ALDA) meeting when two different speakers got up and spoke about blog etiquette. I was so intrigued! This whole world of blogging people (aka bloggers) was out there and I had no idea! (Actually, I did know they were there, but I really had no reason to care. Hey, I rhymed. Ha!)

The next few days after that I was consumed with the idea of starting a blog. What could I name it? What would I write about?  Would anyone actually read it? My friends kinda threw around some names and ideas with me. But then, life started happening again. Planning a wedding. Starting the Coordinated Program. Trying to make it out of my junior year of college alive. So the idea faded into the background of my mind. I remembered it was there, but I had no idea how I could add one more thing to my plate. 

At this years ALDA meeting, the same speakers got up and spoke about other stuff involved in blogs. Once again, I loved every second that they spoke. So when my friends and I started throwing around names, Monica provided "KG, RD."

It was perfect.

Only 2 problems: 
1) My current initials were KM. They wouldn't be KG til I got married. 
2) I was not an RD yet either. I mean it was in the works, but it was gonna be a few months. 

So, I slowly tucked that nugget of gold of a title away in a safe place and went about my life. 

I graduated from the University of Alabama. 

I married Kyle Gilbert. 

And finally 4 months later, I passed my Registered Dietitian Exam. 

[This was a glorious day. I thought I was going to die from test anxiety.]

Now, finally, I have my KG, RD title. And so I decided to start my blog. 
(To be honest, once I got both of the titles, this was all I could think about.) 

So you are sitting there thinking, what is this blog going to be about?

I'm so glad you asked. 

Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE to cook. It is my stress reliever. How I communicate love to others. (Ask my husband's 10 pounds that he has gained (and lost) since we have gotten married.) Truly, I just love food. Which is why I made it my career. 

So I want this blog to be about food. 
Most of it will be healthy because hello, I'm a dietitian. 
But some things may not be healthy in large amounts. I am a firm believer that everything can be eaten in moderation.

I'm also a big fan of simple. Because food shouldn't be complicated. 

But I am most concerned with delicious. If it ain't good, ain't nobody gonna eat it. (Well a few crazy people might. But I sure won't.)

So to sum it all up:
-I'm so excited about starting this blog. 
-I  love simple, delicious, and nutritious food.
-I don't have a third point, but I felt like I should write something here because there's always a third point. 

Hop on for the ride. It's gonna be delicious! 


  1. I'm so proud of you for taking the first step and starting this blog that you've talked about for so long! I'm really looking forward to being your guinea pig for new recipes and kitchen experiments for many years to come! :)

  2. I'm really excited about this blog!! I can't wait to read your words! :)