Today is the last Friday in my Blogger Issues series, and before I present today’s blogger, I want to thank everyone who has participated. This doesn’t mean I’ll never do these things again, but I’m going to take a break for a bit. Sorry, but you’re going to be stuck with only my rambles for at least the next few months.
But today I’m so excited to introduce you to one of my favorite food bloggers. You might not know this about me, but a majority of the blogs that I read are vegan/veggie/food/health related.
However, I also think that a lot of health blogs are full of crap and promote restrictive, fad lifestyles that are ridiculous and, well, full of crap. That’s why I enjoy Meghan, as she loves veggies but also loves cheese. She loves exercise but also loves rest. On top of all that, she’s funny, so you know that we get along well.
So without further ado, here she is!
That’s a pretzel. Carbs are my soul mate.
Name: Meghan McCarthy
Blog: Clean Eats, Fast Feets
Give us a little bit of background about yourself in three sentences or less.
Yeah, about those three sentences…
Meghan is a number cruncher by day and a Blogging Ninjress by night. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her two felines and occasional Hubby. Her favorite activities include cooking, exercising, and farmers marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys making a mockery of sentence structure and twisting words and phrases to better meet her devilish needs and more closely align with her nefarious ways.
Meghan’s blog posts are virtual kitchen parties, music included, veggies always welcome. She’s been known to swear a holy crapton, and just recently saved the life of a budding young chipmunk. She’s a modern day Joan of Arc without the martyr part. Or the Saint part. Or the French part. Or perhaps the Joan of Arc part.
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning.
For the love of all that is good and holy, Snooze!
What’s the one “issue” or frustration annoying you the most right now?
My inability to crack the space-time continuum. As much as I try to squeeze this research into my days, I always seem to run out of yep, you guessed it, time. I blame the snooze button.
Three websites you visit every day.
AOL because I’m retro or as I prefer to be known, The Original Hipster. Facebook, where I’ll be the first to admit I have a problem, and Weather.Com because windows are so ’90s.
What’s an unusual talent and/or accomplishment you could never put on a resume?
I’m hypermobile, which means I can bend my body like a pretzel. I make Gumby look stiff.
If you could rule the land for one day, what laws would you create and enforce?
Inappropriate shenanigans make me happy. Therefore, I would deem all bananas should be consumed publicly. Bonus points for making and maintaining eye contact.
You can only eat three foods for a week. What are they?
I’m a freaking food blogger. There’s no way I could limit myself to three foods for a week. Three types maybe: vegetables, cheese, fruit, potatoes, eggs…oh crap, I’ve blown it already.
The last thing you Googled?
Swass, which Urban Dictionary defines as “a non gender-specific term used to describe the sweat found in and around a person’s ass crack.” You’re welcome.
Given your blog name, I have to ask: What’s your favorite recipe post and your favorite fitness post and why?
Stuffed Artichoke Soup with Brown Rice & Asiago in part because it’s the bomb diggety, but really because I talk an awful lot about flatulence. To give you a little perspective, my opening sentence is “I ingest enough fiber on a weekly basis to keep a small horse in the bathroom for days.”
Vanilla Gorilla also known as the time my itty-bitty ass did a Tough Mudder. This post is the perfect combination of brute physical strength and raw mental determination, coupled with a side of story telling. I also inadvertently mooned the crowd, so there’s that.
What has been your most memorable recipe disaster?
Oh wow, where to begin, there’s been so many. I made homemade ravioli which resembled hockey pucks, zucchini fritters that tasted like blobs of flour, egg rolls that went right into the trash and brownies my brother’s dog wouldn’t touch, and he licks his own ass.
(Editor’s note: She means the dog, not her brother. I think.)
What question do you wish I had asked you and what would be your reply?
You probably should have asked, “Why are you incapable of following instructions?” To which I would respond, “That’s a great question.”
There you go! Whether you want to find a workout, a recipe, a laugh or a cute cat picture, I suggest you go visit her blog and Facebook page and show her some love.
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I’m not sure I’ve ever had any recipe disasters since I’m not very adventurous with cooking. If it takes longer to make than to eat I’m probably not doing it, or I’m staring at loved ones w/ resentment if they don’t savor each bite. I have “issues” around this, which is probably ok to say here as this is a safe space. Also just want to say, swass is now my new favorite word.
I knew I should haven’t had that third glass of wine when I was writing this. Then again, you’ve never met my brother. 🙂
Thanks for having me. I’m honored to be on your blog.
I can’t believe you still check AOL, Meg. I thought I was the only one!
It’s cool to check AOL. We’re hipsters Alex, part of an Elite club.
LOVED this post. Tried to leave comment at your site, but it said it was a duplicate. NOT! Never knew of you until today. Love your stuff. Made me laugh out loud.
Hooray! I’m so glad you loved it, and I did get your comment even if my site was being a brat. Sorry about that. It is in no way a reflection of my feelings for you or your wonderful comment. Hopefully you will come back for more abuse, er I mean advice.
Hahaha is it weird to admit that if I ever meet you in person I’m worried I’ll have to change to sassy voice I read all of your posts in in my head?
I would expect nothing less.