Welcome to A Hungry Bear! I started this blog as a way to share my favourite recipes with friends and family. When I’m not blogging about food (or cooking, or planning meals, or reading about food), I’m working for a small business start-up company, running, swimming, or staying busy doing just about anything outdoors.
Why did you start a food blog?
When I started AHB, I wasn’t aware that food blogs existed. I just knew that I was spending too much time writing up my favourite recipes in email form to send to family and friends – so I figured a blog would be easier.
Who is the hungry bear anyway?
“Bear” actually came from a nickname for an old boyfriend, who used to eat more than an average family. Now, I think it just generally means someone with a big appetite.
What is AHB all about?
I’m not a professional or aspiring cook, food photographer or writer. I just love cooking, and especially sharing food with others. As I’ve become more exposed to the great food blogs out there, I’ve started to try and improve my photos and the usability of this blog as a recipe box.
What kinds of things do you cook?
I like wholesome, natural, healthy foods, but most importantly, the meals that I prepare need to be filling. In my case, I’m always cooking for my friends, usually 4-6 (or more) servings at a time. If you’re going to go through all the effort, it better feed the family, the dinner party, or make some freezable leftovers for week nights.
What do you mean by healthy?
It certainly doesn’t mean low-carb, low-fat, or low-calorie. I tend to prefer minimally processed foods, meaning mostly organic, local, in-season produce, and sustainably-produced meats and seafood. It’s an ongoing challenge that has turned into a bit of an obsession: if it can be packaged in a can, plastic bag or a box, can I make it myself?
Do you always blog about food?
For the past few years that is all I have done, but recently I have started blogging about other things that are happening in my life. If I use a good company that helps me be more efficient then I will give that person/company credit so all of my followers know where to go if they are having the same problems.