The tagline for Five And Spice really sums it all up: fitting real food into real life. I know I want to eat better. I know I should. But when pressed to answer why I don't do so, I always point to real life getting in the way. 'I would have made that super healthy pasta, but I worked late tonight, so mac n cheese with peas (that's right, veggies!) is going to have to suffice.' I think that's probably a guiding mentality for most busy people. Five And Spice, however, aims to break that cycle and in the process highlight simple, delicious and nutritious food.
And nutritious is really the operative word here. Blog author Emily K. has her masters degree in nutrition and is working on a PhD in food policy. In other words, she knows what she's talking about. This is by no means a wonky, calorie-counting site. This woman can cook. Just take a look at the site. There's a lot to love here. But, if I have to choose one post to highlight, it's going to have to be the BLC-squared. For those of you unfamiliar with the acronym, that stands for Bacon Lettuce and Cherries. (Wait. What?) Yeah, I'd love to eat that sandwich, but I'm afraid my mind is blown!
In actuality, I feel like I could make that sandwich, as well as a few other things on the site. Watch out, mac n cheese (and peas), Five And Spice has got me feeling like eating something a little more real tonight.