Cindy Elkins’ Blog – What can you expect? Food. Fitness. Travel. Simple.

For years I’ve been talking to my family and friends about how much I love food and travel. Travel and food go hand in hand for me. One of the things I love the most about travel is seeing new places, being exposed to different cultures and thus being exposed to their food.

Each place, culture and family has its own food that uniquely sets it apart. Over the past few years, I’ve had the wonderful experiences of getting to know several different cultures though travel and from friends from foreign countries. I have an unquenchable thirst for finding out more about where they’re from, what life is like there and (of course) what they LOVE to eat. In my fantasy world, I’d be able to quit my job and just travel around to all the amazing countries out there and to blog about my experiences.

Alas, I live in the real world and have to be an adult. If I’m lucky, I get to take maybe one fabulous trip per year to a new place I want to explore. Since this doesn’t even come close to satisfying the travel bug inside of me, I’ve decided I will learn as much as possible from the people right here in our community. If and when those fabulous travel opportunities present themselves, you can rest assure that I will be all over it LIKE WHITE ON RICE to tell you about it right here. (Yes, the name of my blog is a play on this saying, not a typo).

My interests don’t lie in food and travel alone. I also have a passion for fitness and healthy food. I love to share recipes that inspire full flavored tastes but not recipes ridden with lots of calories and fat (although I do love a good Paula Dean mayo-butter-cheese concoction from time to time as well). I love all food – I do not discriminate – but there are just some foods that I’m more partial to.

**DISCLAIMER** I’m by no means a chef, or any kind of “cooking-expert.” I’ve never been to culinary school I’m merely a student of all things food related and wish to share my findings and experiences with you. Any tips or tricks I share with you here are just things I’ve picked up by doing. Usually, it’s because I’m looking for a way to cut corners and save myself sometime, but not sacrifice quality.

What you can expect from my blog are insights into different cultures and their foods, ideas for delicious, healthy recipes and my experiences and lessons learned along the way.



  1. cindyelkins says:

    Hi Emily! Thanks for the warm welcome 🙂 I’m glad to be here to talk about a subject we both love. If only we were geographically closer, we could combine our powers in the kitchen…it would be a flavor explosion!

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