I think I've had the blog for long enough that it's time for an "About Me" page!
As a military brat, I grew up living all over the world. I graduated high school from Rome, Italy (by far, my favorite place to live!) and I graduated from the University of Florida with a BSME. I currently live in St. Petersburg, Florida with my husband, Rich, & dog, Maki (short for Macchiato - means 'spotted' in Italian).
I am newly vegan (vegetarian for about a year and a half before that) and was diagnosed with celiac disease (meaning I can't eat gluten) about 7 years ago. I LOVE to cook and make raw recipes and just play in the kitchen... it is by far my favorite way to decompress at the end of a long day - with vino, of course ;) (major wine lover!). Over the past few months, I've also gotten really interested in food photography. I have a Canon Rebel and I love it!
We bought our house last summer (built in 1924), so my weekends are often consumed by (multiple) trips to Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace Hardware... and lots and lots of home improvement projects! I love seeing the changes we're making on our house - it makes all the hard work worth it. I love coming home everyday to my own house and my little family :)
I started running about 6 months ago and have completed one race so far (Gasparilla 15K in February 2011) and am about to run a half marathon (Iron Girl) on April 10 (longest distance I've ever run! so stoked!). I dislocated my knee and had surgery in May 2010 and had never been a runner prior to that - I always had knee trouble! It's been so exciting to see what my body is capable of and the distances I'm able to run. I also am a big Bodyrock lover and lift weights in my *home gym* (aka, garage). I love being fit and active and squeeze in some yoga and dance and bike riding too!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know about me or any recipes or stuff you'd like to see on the blog! e-mail me anytime agaveandspice (at) gmail (dot) com