In the ‘real world’ I’m a CPA practicing at a large public accounting firm in Seattle, Washington. No I do not have a pocket protector or a 10-Key calculator in my back pocket… I like to say I’m working to change the stereotype of public accounting to
more of the ‘cool kid’ thing. I know it is a stretch. I do primarily tax accounting which means you probably won’t get too many posts from me between Mid-January and Mid-April and then again from Mid-August to Mid-September.
In April 2014, I went on a three-month work rotation to our Tokyo, Japan office. See accountants are cool! It has been an unforgettable experience that has increased my love for Japanese food and renewed my love for ramen.
I’ve been a pescetarian since 2008 (or maybe it was 2009). It’s not a social thing, I just don’t handle red meat very well. I don’t eat chicken because I think its boring. I was thinking about starting to eat turkey just recently and the same morning I heard about a salmonella outbreak, I changed my mind. It really is amazing how satisfying and creative food can be, even without meat. I don’t really miss meat, well except for hamburgers and bacon…
The Blog Name: With the help of some creative minds (I am an accountant, remember) I came up with the blog name Ally Cat In the Kitchen based on the fact that all my life… since it was determined my nickname from Allyson would be Ally and I happened to like cats, I have been called Ally Cat. Since this is going to be primarily about my cooking adventures in my small apartment kitchen, the title seemed to fit. I hope you enjoy the blog and start to take some cooking adventures of your own.