what in the world is “amacaday”?

Did you Google it?  Ok, you probably didn’t.  You were probably smart enough to realize that amacaday is a play on words, right?

Everyone knows the popular slogan “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.  Well, you can imagine, any combination I could think up that involved “an apple a day” in the realm of domain names was taken years and years ago.

Enter: brainstorming.

Well, maybe not that much brainstorming.  After I had exhausted all of the “apple a day” combinations, I decided to move on.  I absolutely love apples.  My favorite apple, as you may have guessed, is the McIntosh apple.  It has a beautifully thin but crisp skin, a perfectly white flesh, a clean flavor, juicy texture, and the best aroma of any apple hands-down.  I decided that I’d go with a specific apple for the title of my blog and play on Apple’s logo for my logo (they are, after all, McIntosh computers).

So, there’s the back story on how amacaday was born.  I hope you stick around to see this page grow and flourish.  Thanks for stopping by :-)

Welcome to amacaday.com

It’s likely if you are reading this, you’re a friend of mine on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you’ve come to see one of my last items on my #thirtyto30 list accomplished.  This site is nowhere ready to be fully functional, but, I’m hoping with the winding down of my list of things to do in my 29th year, I will be able to focus on things that matter.

If you do not know me or are not familiar with my “list”, I decided last year on my 29th birthday that I wanted to make my last year in my twenties count.  I made a list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30.  Well, today is November 4.  Tomorrow I turn 30 and in true Megan style, I am procrastinating getting the last handful of things cross off of my list.  All I have left to do tonight is take a picture, watch One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and then SLEEP!  If you want to read more about my journey which I desperately need to update, please visit megans30to30.tumblr.com.

So, one of the items on my list was to start my nutrition website.  As a nearly “thirty something”, I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time.  This was the year for me to really stop talking about doing things and start actually doing them.  While many of the things on my list I will probably let fall by the wayside, I really hope this is the beginning of a focus.  I have a degree in food science and nutrition and have not really been able to utilize it in my current location and place in life.  I’m praying that this site not only opens doors for me, but also is a place where people enjoy coming to learn and be entertained.

As I’ve taken a look at the blogs out there, at least in the food category, they fall into two places.  There are the recipe-rich, photography-filled sites full of great ideas and maybe slightly healthy recipes, but no explanation as to why.  Then there are sites out there that probably have lots of great information and are very educational, but look boring, and quite honestly, I leave the site after about 5 minutes because I lose interest.  I want to bring those two worlds together.  I want to share recipes with you, show you how enticing food that is good for you is, but also tell you why, and help you understand the food that fuels your body a little better.  Think Alton Brown meets Ellie Krieger.

I promise to keep working on this site to bring more content, humor, and what one of my coworkers like to refer as “food porn”.  I hope this becomes a place that you check on the regular, a place where I can teach you something you didn’t know before, a place where you feel the things you are reading are really making a difference in the choices you make and the way you live your life.

Thanks for stopping by, I can’t wait to share more with you.

Megan