Putting something in your mouth, chewing it up, and swallowing it down is an essential act that we all have to do to live. This act, however, is when the saying "You are what you eat" turns into a reality. The quality of what you put in your mouth and swallow down is what creates the quality of your cells and tissues in your body.
Hi, my name is Erin. And like you, I have to eat to sustain my life. I also enjoy eating and I'm assuming you do, too. And I bet that I enjoy eating the same foods that you enjoy eating. I also enjoy cooking. Well, let's say that I LOVE to cook. I am at home in the kitchen creating meals that I love the most in an extremely healthy, nutritious, and loving way for my body and my family.
However, you see, I wasn't always like this. I didn't learn how to cook until I was in my 20's. And certainly not healthy cooking. I grew up eating crap. Literally, I grew up eating horrible stuff that doesn't qualify as food. I like to call it "food like substances." You might hear it called "Frankenfood" here and there. This includes lots of candy bars (I was a Milky Way fan), McDonald's (the Big Mac was always my first choice), and lots and lots of soda (let's just say I drank more Mountain Dew than water). I ate the Standard American Diet (aka: SAD) through my most important growing years.
As we skip all the juicy stories of my growing years and fast forward to my 30's, it all caught up to me. Severe constant pain in my body, gestational diabetes with my pregnancies, weight gain that won't come off, gut issues, headaches, fatigue, blah blah blah. That list could go on FOREVER. But most important to me was my blood sugar levels. I saw my grandmother die of complications with diabetes. My father is on insulin. My family is morbidly obese and suffer from a slew of medical issues (let's not talk about the amount of medications they are on YIKES). Personally, I don't want any of that. I want to live a long healthy life full of happiness and fun! It's time to wake up.
Seriously, my friend, it is time to wake up and truly notice what you put in your mouth and how much it effects your entire system. I'm talking ENTIRE system. Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual systems. They are all connected. This website is about my journey with food. My journey with my family and myself. I see so many people out there that eat pretty ok but they still feed their children shit and complain that they don't eat vegetables. That's not fair! Or maybe that THEY don't even like vegetables. If I am going to eat healthy, I am going to ensure that my children's growing bodies eat health, too. I am going to teach them how to nourish and love this fabulous body they have. Soooooo, in doing so, I've created a little passion. I really love taking the crappy food-like stuff that I grew up eating and turning it into a crazy healthy and super delicious meal.
So Welcome to my journey. Oh, and let's have fun and PLEASE make it taste good....like chocolate!