I love to cook. I love to talk about cooking. I love to share what I cook with others. This blog provides me the space to share what I love. Food and my family (not necessarily in that order). One major caveat. I am not a photographer. I pretty much suck at taking photos. I am working on improving this skill so the pictures of my food accurately represent what I put on the plate.
My food philosophy:
I am a firm believer in cooking real food. Using natural ingredients our bodies know how to process. I love butter and eggs and bacon. I know, what you are thinking. Butter and eggs and especially bacon aren't good for you. They are high in calories and fat, but our bodies know how to break them down and process them. Unlike margarine, or egg substitutes, or bacon bits. Yes, if we eat too much bacon, or butter, we will get fat. But in moderation, these foods are not bad for us. I believe many of the diseases and disorders that plague western society, diabetes, heart disease, obesity are caused by eating diets consisting mainly of highly processed food. Foods shouldn't be created in a lab. Preservatives, food dyes, and fillers are all too common in food products today. I don't see white flour and white sugar as the enemy, however, most people eat way too much of both. I try to incorporate whole wheat flour into my baked goods when I feel it won't compromise the taste of the product. I also try and use honey or maple sugar in place of sugar when appropriate. I try to buy organic when possible, but it's not always in our budget. I serve mostly fresh veggies, when in season and visit the farmers market weekly over the summer. We eat meat, but only buy grass fed beef and hormone and antibiotic free chicken. I try to make most foods from scratch, but do buy bags of goldfish crackers and wheat thins for my kids lunches. I aspire to make all our food from scratch, including the goldfish crackers and wheat thins, but I'm not quite there … yet.