I love food! I think about it, I dream about it! The love of food isn't just about eating (though that's fun too), it's what food symbolizes to me. My fondest memories of my grandmother are of her and me in the kitchen. Before I could cook I would make mud pies from Alabama red dirt…she'd even let me bring it into the kitchen on my own special table - the woman was a saint. As I got older I would help roll dough for dumplings, measure chocolate for cake and wash jars for canning. Those memories will always make my eyes well-up and smile at the same time.
On this blog you won't find too many of Nana's recipes, good, bad or indifferent, my eating style has changed, but you will find the same love and passion she had for food and for me.
You will also find great vegetarian and vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas.
In January I always have a grand plan....it's always the same; create time to build true friendships. I'm an introvert, so it takes work. You'd never know it, I enjoy public speaking, I'm very engaged in the community and I love a good potluck, but in reality I have all the makings of a cat lady (but I'd need to be a turtle lady - less commitment). So, what's the best way to build friendships? Over food of course. My first spontaneous party was with my parents. They are getting older, I talk to them several times per day and see them several times per week...but there's nothing like breaking bread together. They didn't mind being my guinea pigs. :-) I kept it simple. An easy vegetarian dish, grilled chicken breast and a fresh fruit salad.