When I was a child and I’d walk into my grandmothers kitchen, there would be that well-worn wooden spoon hanging on the wall over the stove. There were no cans or boxes to be found in her kitchen, only fresh ingredients purchased at the local market earlier that day. The scents of the upcoming meal would be wafting through the house for hours; the anticipation building to the moment when our family would enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation together.
Perhaps it may seem that this time has come and gone.
Somehow, we’ve disconnected ourselves from real food, where it comes from, how it is produced, and from the way it brings us closer together at the end of a long day…and we are paying the price. Children are growing up sicker and heavier, and our nation has become one of the world’s more unhealthy populations! Our economy is being crippled by skyrocketing health costs because of a reluctancy to put prevention at the heart and soul of our health care system .
“The problem (of poor health) stems from the loss of cooking skills at home and at the availability of processed food at every turn from the school cafeteria to church function halls, factories and offices”. – Jamie Oliver
Yet, there is hope, despite our full days and hectic schedules, that we can still maintain a similar sense of pride and quality in our meals and time spent with loved ones. We CAN reconnect with real food again and put family mealtime at the heart of our daily schedules .
We do have choices.
Somehow we must find the time, slow down and choose to make healthy, real food a priority in our lives. That is why the recipes I create and share with you are simple and require just a few fresh ingredients. My goal is get you in the kitchen feeling confident, inspired and feeling good about the meals you bring to your table, without any added stress!
It is for this reason that I have created this blog. It combines my love of life with my passion for good health. All of this can all be enjoyed enthusiastically and naturally with just a simple step back and a quick tap of the hanging spoon.