About Me

Hello! I'm Kira, and this is my food blog: Cook, Pray, Love. In the summer of 2008, I married Joe, and we moved from Houston, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee. I also learned to cook. You see, Houston made me a foodie, but here in Nashville, going out to eat was more expensive than we were used to. I had also lost some weight the year before our wedding and wanted to keep that weight off. So I taught myself to cook mostly using the internet and cookbooks. Growing up, my parents didn't cook very often, but it turned out that I had a bit of a knack for it. I started this blog to keep track of what I was making.

Throughout the time that I've had this blog, I've been in graduate school, received my Masters of Divinity degree, and was ordained as a deacon and then a priest in the Episcopal Church.

I also enjoy running, hiking, Southern culture & food, live music, documentaries, wine, craft beer, bourbon, local fruits and vegetables, and ethnic food, particularly Indian, Vietnamese, and Ethiopian. Joe and I have three cats: Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Stitch. Both Joe and I are trained musicians - jazz piano and classical voice, respectively.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments at cookpraylove @ gmail.com