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. I found it quite rewarding to get feedback on my meal from thirty people. I was also the house steward, responsible for stocking the pantry with whole foods, usually bought in pallets and 25# bags.
As a young adult, I worked as a midwife and helped women throughout 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 teens and adults.
I’ve always tried to include some exercise in my routine, and lately 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 started adding fish back into my diet about a decade ago. At first I just ate seafood while eating out, now I include salmon in our diet at home. The last couple of years I’ve been cooking gluten-free. I use 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!