Thanks for joining me!
Why I created this space:
I spend way too much time searching around for a site that offered information and insight for families that had varying dietary needs, like ours, and were as chaotic and messy as ours. What I found were lots of recipes with specialty foods, tons of ingredients, a sink full of dirty dishes and a pantry chock-full of left over one-dish ingredients. Time researching, time shopping, time prepping, time cooking, minimal time spent eating said meal, time cleaning up. It was exhausting. I sooo tired of hunting down recipes that would feed a family of six, where one was a vegetarian and one was keto/paleo/no gluten (p.s. we totally disregard the lactose intolerance at this point and just take lactaid). PLUS, most nights it had to be easy to make or travel well to soccer, baseball or tennis. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Did I mention that it’d be nice if it was healthy, budget-friendly and something everyone would eat.
Disclaimer: we USE to be a non-fussy family. My kids weren’t/aren’t picky (although I feel a bit like a fraud saying that now-a-days). They eat brussel sprouts, salmon, most green veggies (with a little coaxing). They don’t usually care for tomatoes and my husband is the only one who really likes things super spicy, but other than that, we were “normal” eaters. UNTIL, my second oldest daughter decided (for humane reasons) that she was a vegetarian (almost a year ago) and my doctor told me I had NCGI (non-celiac gluten intolerance) and insulin resistance. Oh, and recently diagnosed with Diabetes and high blood pressure.
Now our home has, quite literally, become….the hunger games.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton