Katie & Ajit

I’m your typical Midwest girl, hailing from a small eastern suburb of Cleveland, OH. I love all things ‘typical’ Midwest: football, baseball, shopping, grilling out every meal, jumping in a lake in the summer, building snowmen in the winter. About thirteen years ago I started working for a large, international retailer. Through hard work and the motto “I’m mobile”, six states later I found myself living in Seattle (a city I swore I’d never move to, yet here I am).

After a year of being here, I was bored and hated the dating scene, so in a last ditch effort, I signed up for an online dating site. I completed my profile and took a few minutes to tell the universe exactly what I needed in a mate, most important of all check boxes, please let him love and respect me.

Well folks, three and a half weeks later I went on my first date with Ajit. Literally every point on my list describes him, every box checked. Ever since I’ve been very careful what I ask the universe for!

The differences in our cultures and backgrounds have lead to some pretty humorous conversations and also complete misunderstandings. One thing that has interested me from the beginning is his take vs mine on food, people, cultures, how we see the world in general.  How does the world see us?

Two years later we are engaged, and I’m committed to creating a blog that reaches an audience in need of solidarity in navigating cultural worlds (as I needed and could not find), all in the name of love. I am humbled by those who follow our journey, and look to help others appreciate life, love, laughter, and food (because everything should revolved around food!)