Welcome to the Adventures of MJ and Hungryman!
Yes. They dig superheroes. MJ likes the Incredibles, and Hungryman the Amazing Spider-Man…Batman…Superman…well, you get the point. In a nutshell, MJ (short for Min Jung) cooks; Hungryman (Tim, the husband) eats. Although their lives are full of happenings, this blog is mostly about their foodie adventures. After all, superhero or not, everyone’s gotta eat, right?
So has MJ always loved to cook? Puhahaha..that’s funny. She didn’t even know how to crack an egg until high school…no, college. Don’t believe it? Just ask her friends and family who would be astonished if they knew she has a food blog. But wait! Don’t leave yet bc a lot has changed since then. After she married Hungryman and completely uprooted to a new city, Austin (the home of Hungryman’s alma mater), she found herself at a loss. It didn’t help that she didn’t know what she wanted to pursue career-wise. She didn’t know anyone. She basically stayed home with her best friend, Kona, a miniature schnauzer (a.k.a her black shadow) and watched the Food Network all day long. She was hooked. Inspired she was. As a control freak, she claimed the kitchen as her domain. The Hungryman was forbidden to enter. Thus began her newly ignited passion. As Hungryman was diagnosed with a heart condition (Type 2 second degree AV block), MJ began dabbling in healthful cooking and creating “lightened-up” versions of his favorites. What fun she had! From there, she decided to pursue a career as a dietitian. She completed her dietetic internship and became a Registered Dietitian as of August 2014!
Hungryman knew at an early age he had a gift. His ability to eat was unparalleled. Although his parents tried to hold him back and contain his power, he would not be denied. In high school, he made buffet owners shudder at his sight, and he even found the bottom of the so-called bottomless pasta bowl. He would eventually meet the love of his life, Min Jung, and their powers combined would result in the unstoppable force that is MJ and Hungryman.
MJ was able to use Hungryman’s powers for good – taste-testing recipes in her kitchen (or Fortress of Solitude, if you will) and scouring Austin for the best eats available. Although the Hungryman still indulges in a succulent burger every now and then, he has developed a newfound appreciation for more healthful eats. As a result of MJ’s iron will and mouth-watering recipes, you can now find Hungryman enjoying whole grains, Greek yogurt, chickpeas and a variety of lean meats.
Now the final member of this food-loving team is their sidekick, Kona. He was born on January 16, 2009. He was a present to MJ from the Hungryman during a time when she was in desperate need of a companionship. They were glued to each other from the day they met. He certainly is a “mama’s boy” through and through. He is always on standby to clean up any crumbs or pieces of food that may fall from the skies above. Thus his favorite pastime is being in the kitchen with MJ. His favorite foods are sweet potatoes, peanut butter, and carrots. MJ is constantly singing the praises of his healthy palate. So there you have it. That’s the team ;).