Real food is beautiful. Real food is good for you. Real food feeds the soul. Learning to cook with simple recipes that are adaptable is the key to preparing healthy and flavourful meals. Creating delicious meals that brings your family and friends together is a rewarding endeavour. Some people hate to cook, some love to cook, and some just cook because their kids are screaming "we're hungry!". But all people love when someone else prepares a wonderful meal for them and a wonderful meal brings people together.
The benefit of cooking with real food of course is good health. Our bodies need a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. We need a whole array of vitamins and minerals, including sodium, and we need fibre in our diet. Learning this balance will help you with weight control, mood and energy levels and preventing disease. It's worth it to learn these principals because really, who doesn't want to be healthy?
When shopping, I love to pick the freshest vegetables in the produce section, what's on sale, and what inspires me at the market. I rarely, if ever, shop based on a pre-planned weekly menu, instead letting the beautiful food I see influence my recipes. My husband and I have two little boys and we both work full-time - so you know it, we're busy! On a typical day I open the fridge, open the pantry and take a peak in the freezer in search of something to inspire me. I try to keep my pantry stocked with the basics and cook with what I have on hand. This way I use the fresh meat and vegetables that I already have in my fridge and prevent throwing away good food that has gone bad. Did you know that the average family throws away 40% of their food? That's money in the garbage! It's shocking and totally preventable. This blog is about so much more than just recipes. Anyone who knows me knows that I love to talk about health and nutrition. I'll talk about smart shopping and food labels, fad foods and diets, cooking for kids, what I keep stocked in my pantry and of course, I'll share my favourite recipes, Join me and create balanced meals that will balance your diet, balance your life and hopefully balance your chequebook! Stick around and discover your passion for LOVE GOOD FOOD!