Hey there! I’m Melissa.
I’m the voice behind One In The Kitchen.
I make the food, take the photos, write the words and wash the dishes. I also get to eat everything, so that’s a perk (most days – sometimes there’s some epic kitchen fails!)
Most days I’m cooking just for me and I started getting really tired of trying to rejig recipes for 4 to something that worked for one. I mean, I love leftovers but 4 days of something isn’t really what you’d call a “varied diet”, is it?
So I started working out how to make things just for me (or me plus one – cuz I really do love leftovers). It involved a lot of math – at first. And a little planning and prepping (but not a lot because… reality).
Now I have the hang of it and I thought it might be nice to share with others in the same boat. You can read more about how One In the Kitchen came to be here.
A Little Bit More About Me
I’m a graphic designer, artist and writer in real life but secretly I really want to be a rock singer. Unfortunately I can’t sing so… that was that. So my rock star moments are reserved for road trips, the shower and late night solo dance sessions.
You can read about all my creative pursuits over on Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach, which was originally a blog about creativity that morphed into a blog about food and is now morphing back to a blog about creativity. (I’m slowly moving single serving recipes over to this site.)
You can also check out my doodles and illustrations on my personal instagram account: @mhchipmunk
By day, I’m one of the co-founders of Food Bloggers of Canada where I’m in charge of content creation. It’s a pretty cool place to check out if you like food and you’re Canadian – or you’re curious about Canadian food (pro tip: you don’t need to be a blogger to check it out. You just have to be hungry).
I love carbs and cheese and cheesy carbs. Also, chocolate.
I have a dog. He’s a lab. If you know labs you know that means he’s always hungry. This makes us kindred spirits.
I read a lot of mystery novels and watch a lot of British mystery shows (Douglas Henshall in his peacoat). It’s possible I have a mild addiction to the TLC 90 Day Fiance franchise. I also drink a lot of tea.
I’m happy you’re here!