Hi, I’m Linda! I am a chocoholic living life in San Francisco. Everyone has a food story and I did not give a serious thought about cooking until I moved to the U.S. and became a frugal student. Short of cash but nonetheless hungry, haunted by the tastes of both home cooked and restaurant dishes, I began to try my own hand at cooking. Cooking my own food is much cheaper than buying it, and I was able to eat dishes that are comforting and suited for my taste. To my delight, I found out that I was quite adept at it. One dish led to another, and soon I found that I had become an enthusiast cook, cooking with zest and satisfying not only my own palate but other’s too. Looking back, I now realize that this was the time when I start a connection with my taste buds. Living far away from mom has opened up a world of new cuisines, which eventually led me to working on this collection of recipes on my blog Simply Healthyish Recipes .