Welcome! My goal in starting this blog is to provide an example of a working mom cooking healthful, delicious, organic, mostly local, homemade food without going broke. I will post my weekly menu each Sunday when I do my shopping and weekly meal planning, and recipes and photos of the food I make along the way.
Cooking for my family is complicated by several factors. I was an ethical vegetarian for 30 years. I was proud of making cutting edge choices about food that were in line with all the dietary research. I read cooking and health magazines, vegetarian cook books and nutrition books. My husband's genetically high cholesterol dropped about 100 points when I took over his cooking. My husband and I raised all three of our children from birth as vegetarians. A few years ago I developed a number of health issues, including Celiac disease, and pre-diabetes/hyperinsulinemia. Since I had followed a "healthy whole grain" and low fat vegetarian diet for years I was pretty outraged by my ill health. As I explored the causes and dietary cures for my health problems I gradually came to believe that meat is necessary for me, perhaps for everyone, and that much of what I believed about nutrition was wrong.
So here we are today: one omnivore with familial hypercholesterolemia, one omnivore with celiac and pre-diabetes, an omnivorous kid with pre-diabetes and familial hypercholesterolemia, and two ethical vegetarian kids with familial hypercholesterolemia, trying to figure out what in the world we can all eat.