About

HELLO everyone! Welcome to my very first post of Eye It. Try It! I am SO SO SO excited to finally be blogging and sharing with you all of the pretty, nutritious, and of course, DELICIOUS food that I cook, eat, and share.

I’m sure many of you guys are curious what Eye It. Try It means. Let me be the first one to tell you guys, I am no culinary prodigy. No, I did not go to culinary school. I am not yet a registered dietician. I did not grow up as my father’s little sous chef in the kitchen. In fact, I did not become mindful of what I was feeding my body until two years ago, when I read a book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan.Β In this straight-forward, reader-friendly “manual,” Pollan explains that eating doesn’t have to be as complicated as all these countless diets and “nutritional fads” we hear of in the media (this is a FANTASTIC book and I would recommend it to everyone).

Now, I know what you are all thinking, and I guarantee that one of these excuses apply to you. I don’t have time to cook healthy because ___________:Β 

1.) “After sitting all day in front of the computer at my 9-5 job, energy to stand in the kitchen is the last thing I have.”

2.) “I’m a freshman college student living in a dorm, and the 24-hour dining commons make it humanly impossible to maintain a healthy diet.”

3.) “….actually I DO have time to cook healthy, but I don’t have the MONEY to cook healthy because cooking healthy means organic, and organic means EXPENSIVE.”

4.) “…I just don’t enjoy it.”

I am going to disprove that NONE of these excuses are valid because Eye It. Try It will show you:

1.) Cooking a healthy, delicious meal doesn’t have to take that much time & energy.

2.) Easy tips and tricks to avoiding the freshman 15 (or 25).

3.) Cooking healthy is NOT more expensive (unless you’re only at shopping at Bristol Farms, Gelsons, and Whole Foods).

4.) Cooking healthy is FUN.

I am not starting this blog so you guys can simply sit at the computer screen and wish you could be eating that “banana-coconut (omg made from tofu) cake.” My goal is that you eye what I am making and then you get up, walk to your kitchen and try making it.

26 responses to “About

  1. I’m definitely going to read that book. For years I have been trying to get rid of my overweight without accomplishing a long-lasting result.
    I know that excersing and eating healthy food it’s key to loose that weight, and more important, to live a better life.
    I’m sure that your blog would inspire me to do of eating healthy an habit, so thank you for taking the time to share with us all that you have learnt.

  2. I’m excited for you blog!
    I love cooking but am getting lazy with it… so I hope your blog will inspire me!

    are you studying to become a dietician?? that is way cool. i may be doing that in a year or so.

  3. Jane!! Congrats on the launch of your blog. It’s so great to see it all come together after all the planning and anticipation. I’m looking forward to TRYING all your yummy recipes. πŸ™‚

    Food Rules is a great book! I’m guilty of following plenty of fad diets, but more and more, I’m learning that the key to good health (and a normal weight) is to EAT REAL FOOD. So glad that you’ve created a blog to prove that eating healthy can be easy, affordable and delicious.

    Best wishes to you for success, health and happiness!
    Tammy

  4. Yor blog looks really good so far πŸ˜€
    i think im gonna follow it because i moved into my own flat this april and lately i’v only been cooking fast dishes (spaghetti, pizza….and bread xD)
    but i guess thats not really good xD
    so your blog came at the perfekt time πŸ˜€

    i hope you will be succesfull with your blog πŸ˜€
    xoxo

  5. I just downloaded the Food Rules book on my Kindle last night because of your recommendation. I’m loving it! It’s really funny. I actually find myself laughing at some of his rules, like “if it comes through your car window it’s not real food” lol. I’m excited for your recipes πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Jane. After following you on twitter, I couldn’t wait for your blog. Love it! You are definitely an inspiration to eat healthier. Congratulations & best wishes for much continued success!

  7. I am addicted to food and love the idea of making it healthy without cutting out the good flavour. Bring on the recipes!

  8. just flipped thru your blog and am currently saving several of your recipes to my computer for use in college next year πŸ™‚ can’t wait to try a bunch of your recipes!! everything seems pretty do-able and delicious. thank you!!

  9. I love this blog! I am so much better at eating healthy now that you’ve inspired me with these delicious recipes. Thank you sooo much πŸ˜€

  10. Hello!
    My name is Jessica.
    This is going to be weird because this question is totally not related to food at all.
    Now, don’t get me wrong …because I like your blog. I think it’s very interesting and I definitely want to try to bake all of those delicious deserts that you’ve posted. But…

    What I wanted to know is how is FIDM?
    I heard you are currently at FIDM and I want to hear your point of view about the school since I want to transfer there someday.
    Is it possible if you can tell me a few things that you like and don’t like about FIDM?

    Sorry ^^;

    • Hey Jessica, no need to apologize, you are allowed to ask me anything on here! FIDM is great, I got my A.A in merchandise product development and now I am finishing my business degree in the bachelors program there. FIDM is a fantastic school if you know that fashion/graphic design/interior design is the industry you want to get into. The best part of the school is the resources and career connections they offer to all students. I have met so many influential people in the industry, just through my professors, my career counselor etc. If you would like more information about the school from me, please feel free to email me at eyeitryit@gmail.com

  11. Just found your blog through Tone It Up and I’m super excited to start trying some of these delicious sound recipes. I adore cooking but, lately haven’t been doing enough of it but, after flipping through just the first few pages of your blog, I’m ready to hit the grocery store!

    I also attend FIDM!! Good luck in finals week! ❀

  12. My sister recommended this blog and I must say I like it. I cant wait to try some of the recipes. Good luck and keep up the good work.

  13. I visited your page because your sister recommended it. I didn’t know you are both Korean! This whole time I thought your sister was Chinese. Keep up the good work on your food blog! :]

  14. Michael Pollan- I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma and it changed everything, most notably, my wallet. πŸ™‚ It’s pretty hard to eat consciously without raising costs but we do it. πŸ™‚

  15. Because I enjoy your site, I have chosen you for the Versatile Blogger Award. πŸ™‚
    (mylifeafterkids.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/the-versatile-blogger-award-laugh-or-cry)
    Have a great day!

  16. Hey Jane!
    I found this vegan eatery out in Claremont called The Loving Hut. There are locations throughout SoCal but I thoroughly enjoyed my meals there! I’ve become a frequent and thought I’d share my findings with you. It’s utterly delicious!

  17. You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation however I find this matter to be actually something which I feel I might by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely large for me. I am taking a look ahead for your next submit, I’ll try to get the dangle of it!

  18. Hello Jane!, πŸ™‚
    The 1st. time that I saw u was in a picture with your sister Chriselle; then i check the name “eyeit.tryit” and i was so curios about it! so finaly hit this blogg!

    its very cool, and everything looks so damn JUMMY! πŸ™‚

    just keep going with the proyect πŸ™‚

    send you my love from Guatemala,

    Erick

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