Although I’ve been cooking and creating with food for as long as I can remember, my food journey really began in earnest when we became pregnant with our first child back in 2007. When you’re cooking a baby in your belly, you really start to pay attention to every little thing that you choose to eat.
“You are what you eat eats.”
― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
Although it felt a bit overwhelming at first – both because of the sheer volume of information out there about what we should and shouldn’t eat and also because of the contradicting evidence as to what was “healthy” at the moment – I quickly realized that the only way to make achievable and meaningful progress was to take it one step at a time.
If you are at the beginning of your food journey, maybe you are feeling overwhelmed like I did and you aren’t sure where to begin. First of all, that’s completely normal. Secondly, you’ve got this! I am here to tell you that big changes are possible but you can only get to where you want to be if you take it one step at a time and wrap yourself in big fluffy blankets of kindness and compassion along the way 🙂
To get you started, here are a few blog posts that I wrote about my journey and maybe you will find some inspiration and connection here. I hope so. I believe that it’s important to be and feel connected to other like-minded souls when you are on a journey like this.
New Beginnings – my very first blog post back in 2013!
Family Pizza Night – my efforts to simplify our family meals and the importance of eating seasonally
Living A Life From Scratch – the reality of what it looks and feels like to try and stay true to our roots and live a life from scratch
Little Changes (and Homemade Vinaigrette Recipes)
And if you’re ready to get in the kitchen and start cooking, here are a few recipes to get you started. Once you’ve tried these ones, please spend some time wandering around my website to see what inspires you to cook and eat healthy!
Spring Recipes – Frittata and Pizza
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
― Julia Child