Welcome to The Fitchen. Behind the recipes, pictures, and food is a married couple from Indiana. Jordan does the writing and photography (Hi!) while Clark develops the recipes and handles the tech related stuff. The grocery shopping, prep, cooking, and cleanup are all a joint effort.
We also work full time at a bowling alley, so we know all about busy schedules and hectic lifestyles. That’s why we post healthy recipes that are easy, time-saving, and mostly inexpensive.
When we were sophomores in college, we started trying to eat healthier. In the process, cooking together became one of our favorite things to do. We were seniors when we came up with the idea for The Fitchen – our goal was to share recipes that we love with friends and family.
We don’t put a label on our diet or try to strictly adhere to a certain set of rules. We strive to eat healthy, whole foods – no chemicals, no processing, and all real.
That’s what you’ll find here. Everything from protein bars and green smoothies to gluten-free coffee cake and spicy curries. All of our recipes are gluten-free unless stated otherwise and you can expect [mostly] healthy food. Occasional indulgences, such as cookie dough ice cream and cocktails may pop up here and there.
Our mission is to share our experiences with food and our favorite recipes with you. We want to inspire and encourage others to try their hand at cooking, despite busy lifestyles or lack of experience. Step away from the microwave. Forget McDonald’s. Cook for yourself. Feel better. It’s time to get out of our comfort zones and into the kitchen.
Health starts in your kitchen.
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.”
– Julia Child
What does “The Fitchen” mean? Fit + kitchen = Fitchen. The name is the product of a night of brainstorming. We wanted something clever and catchy that would make the main idea of the blog clear.
Do you eat all of the food that you make? Sometimes – especially if it’s a small batch of something. Other times, I save it for lunch the next day or we share with friends.
Are you vegan? No. I do eat eggs and some meat; I just eat very little of it. At present, our diet is probably 80% plant-based and 20% eggs and meat.
Are you 100% gluten-free? Not 100%. Aside from the occasional beer or a meal at a restaurant, I keep gluten out of my every day diet. Neither one of us handles it very well.
What kind of camera do you use? I used a Fujifilm Finepix HS20EXR until September 2013. After lots of research, I upgraded to a Canon T3i with an 18-50mm lens. It is now my pride and joy.
Who takes the pictures? Jordan does! I’m no professional, but I’ve learned a lot since we started the blog. I love taking pictures of food!