Hey there!

I’m Heather, the gal behind the broccoli stalk! This blog has been through MANY phases in the four years it’s been on the map…from experimenting in the kitchen and sharing every meal with my camera phone to refining my photography skills and developing a knack for recipe development. While things have shifted more to life and travel, I do still share the occasional recipe because let’s face it, once a foodie, always a foodie annnnnnd foodies like to share…figuratively of course. Get ‘yo hands off my sweet potato fries! 😉

I started KMB in 2010 shortly after a huge change in my life. As a recent divorcee, I needed something to focus my energies on. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I realized that I’d been given an opportunity to reflect and find the things that brought ME joy. As someone who has always enjoyed making food for others, it should come as no surprise that I actually stumbled into the food/healthy living blog community after Googling healthy recipes. I started trying out a couple of recipes on the blogs I found and the next thing I knew, I had all these ideas for recipes of my own! While I had absolutely no idea what I was doing at the time (and sometimes still don’t), late one November night, KMB was born!

I believe in the importance of eating a balanced diet…even if sometimes that means a cookie in each hand because diet is just as much about mental health as it is physical health. It took me a while to realize that. After years of delving deeper and deeper into the world of health and fitness, I developed an unhealthy relationship with food. In March of 2013, I discovered intuitive eating (click here for more info) and it seriously changed my life! It really is amazing how much your perspective can change once you let go of society’s “perfect” standards. I don’t believe in labeling yourself by what that you eat…meat, no meat, healthy, unhealthy. You should eat whatever makes YOU happy…and pardon my French, but fuck what everyone else thinks!

Other than that, I’m just a small town girl living in ♫ a lonely world ♫ middle Tennessee. I graduated from college with a degree in radiologic technology…which sounds so smart and cool, but it’s just a fancy way of saying x-ray. I work the nightshift as a CAT scan tech…you can call me crazy, but whatever you do, don’t call me a nurse. 😉

I love spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, drinking wine, reading books with pretty covers, discovering new music (check out my Music Monday tab for some of my favorites), dreaming of beach vacations, sweating my ass off in hot yoga, and sleeping in…whenever it’s physically possible. I cuss like a sailor and have the sense of humor of a teenage boy. I’m easily amused and have self-diagnosed ADD. I really could go on and list the things that make me me, but where’s the fun in that? If you REALLY wanna get to know me, you’re just gonna have to keep reading! Hopefully you like what you see and if not, well…

You can kiss my broccoli! 😉

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