Hey! I’m Ty. Welcome to my blog. A little piece of self-expression I call On Ty’s Plate. This is where I share both real life and real food. First and foremost, I am a food lover. So the primary focus of this site is on food; mainly recipes and some tutorials. But I’m a real person with a real stuff happening so I share some of it with you all too.
By real life I’m referring to my time outside of the kitchen with the family, doing what families do. You can expect to find my thoughts about being a homeschooling mom, my attempts at losing weight, and some DIY projects. I also love sharing new ways of doing things so tutorials will probably pop up now and then.
What I don’t mean by “real food” is that I follow a prescribed list of rules that dictate what is or is not healthy. I set my own guidelines to ensure that I feed my family meals made with quality nutrient dense ingredients. I don’t always choose 100% whole grains or shop locally organic, but I do imperfectly try to a avoid additives and chemicals by cooking from scratch like grandmas used to.
I consider myself a professional home cook and amateur writer. Food is a big part of my life. I’ve been a sincere foodie since way back when the “food network” was my Saturday morning cooking show lineup on Maryland Public Television. I would watch hours of shows like Yan Can Cook with Martin Yan, Julia Child’s The French Chef, and my absolute favorite—Justin Wilson’s Louisiana Cookin’. I was probably the only 8-year-old on my block pretending to chiffonade leaves with a twig! These days, you can find me pretty much doing the same. Only now it’s The Pioneer Woman on the real Food Network and I’ve graduated to edible ingredients with actual cutlery.
Some Get-to-Know-You-Better Facts
My real name is Tynia.
I am a follower of Christ.
I’m a new homeschooling mom.
Prior to the birth of our son, I worked as an admin for an HIV research program.
My husband and I are planning an HIV ministry launch at our church. A long-awaited desire coming to pass.
I really like blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, and magazines.
I love to cook a bunch of food and gather folks to my home.
My favorite foods are steamed crabs, pizza, and Mexican.
My favorite drink is ice cold water.
Random things that I like are gifts, money, cheesecake, spy movies, and hot baths.
Random things that I dislike are peas and bad acting. No, I hate peas. Poor acting is literally physically painful to watch but I would endure it over eating peas.
I can’t decide whether I want long or short hair, so I cut it, miss it, and grow it back again.
I’d like to get to know you all. Please comment below with an introduction and link to your site; let’s build a tribe!
Grace & Peace,