Welcome. The roots of this blog go way back. My mom was a farm girl who used to call me over to the stove to admire the deep red of a pot of boiling cranberries. She grew up eating home-grown food and wouldn’t settle for anything less than truly fresh produce. She was also an Adelle Davis fan who served us whole foods.
In college I learned to cook while living in a vegetarian co-op, getting feedback on my meal from thirty people. I was also the house steward, stocking the pantry with whole foods bought in pallets and 25# bags.
As a young adult I worked as a midwife and helped women through their pregnancies and births, including counseling about healthy diet and exercise. I cooked vegetarian while raising my own family and my children are now strapping young adults.
I’ve always tried to include some exercise in my routine and in the last ten years I’ve returned to my childhood sport of figure skating. I’m enjoying being athletic in mid-life and hope to continue skating for many more years.
After being a vegetarian since the age of 14 I added fish back into my diet about a decade ago. At first I just ate seafood while eating out, now I include fish, mainly salmon, in our diet at home. I cooked gluten free for several years and now have added some gluten into my diet. I cook with lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and minimal refined sugar.
I hope you enjoy my recipes and articles on staying fit and healthy in mid-life and beyond. Thanks for reading!