About the Author
Who are you?
This is me, Branny. My name isn’t really Branny. But that’s what you can call me.
I’m in my mid-20s, biding time until my choice veterinary school decides they are ready for me.
Until then, I’m a veterinary technician.
Do you need more stats?
Well, my height is 5′ 4 3/4″ and my eyes are brown and about as big as Tootsie Pops. I wear size 8 shoes and I was born in South Carolina.
Why do you cook?
I didn’t grow up with a cooking history. Food was definitely an afterthought throughout my childhood. Erm…I have very few (1?) family recipes. I grew up eating meat.
What do you eat?
I’ve been a vegetarian for many years now. OOPS! Check this out. There are many reasons why I eliminated meat from my diet, and that story touches on respect for animals (obviously if I work in the animal industry), health-issues, and environmental responsibility.
I don’t expect anyone to accommodate my eating habits. I will not throw a fit at a cookout if someone has no vegetarian entree. I chose this life and I make do. I do not push my choices on my husband. He remains an omnivore. (Although my meat substitutes are so convincing that he doesn’t realize how little meat he actually consumes. Shhh).
Speaking of the Omnivore… Here he is! He’s a happy-go-lucky-guy who is my biggest cheerleader through it all. He’s come quite a long way in his eating habits as I’ve taken cooking from an obligation to a true hobby.
Where do you live?
We live in the South.
Do you have kids?
The Omnivore and I are childless. We got married in 2006 and are just enjoying each other with our two dogs, Flo and Blue. They’re both 6 years old and both girls. And they’re soul mates. They came from the same shelter, Blue as a pup and Flo as an adult.
They pretty much go everywhere with us. But they don’t eat my food. They aren’t even allowed in the kitchen. But they’re okay with that.
And that’s about it. I think. Oh yeah, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org