The kitchen: friend or foe?? The kitchen at my house is both. There is an on-going love/hate relationship with me and the kitchen. I love to eat—food is in the kitchen. I hate to cook, (and horrible at it) which means quick and go foods make up the majority of my diet. I want to loose some of the extra fat cells that are accumulating up around my mid-section—which means I need to be mindful of what I eat. My life is about to get very busy, time to plan ahead and do that “meal prep” thing!