New Guest Blogger: The Running Cheese Lover

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Megan’s blog is called The Runner’s Kitchen and documents her two passions, running and experimenting in the kitchen.

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When she’s not training for the New York City Marathon, Megan can often be found concocting delicious recipes to, as she says, “Fuel the miles with a healthy balance” – a balance that often includes cheese!

How long have you been cooking and when / why did you develop a passion for food?
I’ve only started cooking in the last 5 years or so (before that I relied on my mom or the college dining hall!). My love for the kitchen began while I was living in Europe in 2006. I took some cooking classes, learned the basics, and slowly began to explore the world of artisinal foods.

What do you like about French cheese?
When it comes to cheese, I think it’s important to buy the best quality you can afford. A small portion of delicious brie or goat cheese is much more satisfying that a ton of sub-quality “cheese product”. And cheese is so versatile! You can have it for breakfast (mmm, ricotta with honey and fruit!), for dinner, or on a dessert plate.

Favorite thing to serve at a party or family gathering?
I recently discovered how delicious hot pepper jam and goat cheese can be together. Pour the jam over the goat cheese, add crackers to the plate, and tada! you’ve got an easy, unique appetizer.

Check back soon for Megan’s deliciously cheesy recipes!

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