Today on Sunday Supper Super Stars: Bobbi from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Who is Bobbi: I wasn’t raised in a foodie family. My Mom had a hand full of “go to” dinners. Monday night Meatloaf, Tuesday night Tuna Casserole, etc. Many of her recipes called for canned soups, and the sides consisted of processed boxed foods. Most of my comfort foods ended up revolving around those items. I hated just about anything in vegetable form and refused to eat them.
After Gastric Bypass and a loss of over 160 pounds, I began searching for new recipes to showcase great food with good flavor. It became all about quality to me.
In 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had been in school full time, but had to drop out due to surgeries and recovery time. During my time at home, my kids pushed me to start my own blog. That was in May of 2011. Now I can’t imagine what I would be doing other than this. Cooking has become a passion to me. I used to say I lived to eat, now I live to cook.
Her favorite #SundaySupper theme (or recipe) so far: I think my favorite so far was my Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce for the Cinco De Mayo #SundaySupper. I am a huge fan of, and pretty much obsessed with, Mexican food! Growing up in Southern California, I ate it just about every day. However, my darling boyfriend is not a fan and gives me grief every time I make anything “Mexicany”. So I was thrilled to able to tell him that I had to make it because it was for Sunday Supper. He knows better than to argue with that.
Her most popular #SundaySupper post: My most popular #SundaySupper post was Greek Burger for the Father’s Day #SundaySupper, which makes me so happy because it was posted right after my Dad passed away. I loved writing that post and thinking about how much he would have loved that burger!
Fun Fact: A lot of people don’t know that I am a huge animal lover. I actually wanted to work for the San Diego Zoo when I was younger, but ended up having little 2-footed kids of my own and was never able to complete that dream. So instead, I did a lot of animal rescue. I have had many at the same time, including dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, fish, birds, ferrets, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, squirrels, skunks, and possums. Yes, I said possums. I worked for Project Wildlife for 7 years rescuing them. I was the only person in my town doing this for a while, so I was known by Animal Control as the “Possum Lady” and would get rescue calls all hours of the day and night. The neighborhood kids referred to our house as “The Burleson Zoo”.
I raised 2 possums for the San Diego Zoo as educational animals, as well as several for the organization. This picture is of my daughter and one of our education possums named Noel. To this day, my daughter wants another possum.
Awards/Features: I took 1st place in the O Olive Oil Recipe Challenge, was featured on Ally’s Kitchen, BonBon Break, Parade Magazine, Foodgawker, Tastespotting, and other food photography websites.