On this blog, we set out with five objectives in mind:
1. To promote sustainable, affordable, nutritious and easy meal options for all.
Here at Two Kinky Cooks, we know how it feels to go hungry. Although times have changed, memories of beans on toast for 3-4 days in a row are never far from our minds. We started out as two amateur cooks with no knowledge or understanding of spices or cooking techniques, but thanks to our weeks with Gousto, we have developed a passion for cooking like never before. All of the recipes we bring to you are affordable, use ingredients readily available in superstores and require no specialist equipment or techniques. We’ve found our new kitchen confidence, and we want to share it with you.
2. To support and encourage ethical, environmentally-friendly farming and produce.
Growing up close to the agricultural industry, Helen understands some of the practices involved in the trade. Although neither Matt nor Helen are vegans, both understand the inhumanity of the slaughter process and support and encourage research into alternatives and lab-grown meats. However, we also understand the large volumes of water consumed by catering for a vegan diet and understand the importance of striking a balance between the two. To help reduce our carbon footprint, Two Kinky Cooks follow a reductarian diet and use fresh, local produce in all of our dishes.
3. Two Kinky Cooks believes that kinky people too are integral members of our society, and should be accepted and treated as such.
In today’s world, acceptance is encouraged and marginalisation is frowned upon. It is now criminal to attack or visibly exclude another based upon their race, religion, gender or sexuality, yet still, kinky people are not included within that category. For many in the BDSM community, kink is not merely something that we do in the bedroom, it is an innate need which we regard as part of our sexuality and should be accepted and treated that way. We will not harm you nor conduct ourselves in a way that is inappropriate for the setting, we simply wish to be able to enjoy our personal relationships without fear, harm or judgement. One of our aims on Two Kinky Cooks is to demonstrate that kinky people can still lead perfectly normal-looking lives and behave as decent and moral members of society, regardless of our private proclivities.
4. We believe it is important to advise and inspire our audience through peer relationships rather than “expert” knowledge.
One of our biggest frustrations comes in the term “expert”. We believe that some of these experts have only research to go by, and that the true experts are the individuals who have experienced the relevant topic for several months or years themselves. Rather than writing from theory and research, we like to discuss areas of interest from first-hand experience in our fifteen years in the BDSM community, calling upon evidence or professional opinion to back up an idea (where necessary) to do so.
5. We believe in providing an honest, accountable and easy-to-read blog.
Here at Two Kinky Cooks, we pride ourselves on the use of proper words, punctuation and paragraph structure. We take the time to construct each post and to write in an energetic and friendly way that captivates our audience. At the same time, we will not inject energy into a post or paragraph purely for the purposes of selling an idea or product. In today’s world, much of social media has become about exaggerating in order to make money or popularity, sometimes with paid “influencers” endangering their own lives in the process. All of the products and services that we recommend to our audience are based on unpaid, personal thoughts and reviews.
By 31st December 2021, we aim to:
⚈ Have 600 fully-edited, proof-read blog posts up and running.
⚈ Reach 500 followers on WordPress.
⚈ Reach 100 followers on Facebook.
⚈ Have our own online store with Two Kinky Cooks merchandise.
⚈ Have networked with at least 5 other bloggers who share our beliefs and values.